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Hi I'm Goria

I grew up in Idaho. I love Family History. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small rural community, went on to the University. After graduating and an internship, I became a Registered Dietitian but I never worked full time. I chose to be a stay at home mom. With my husband, we raised 4 children. We now have 18 grandchildren. They are a delight to us. Now I love doing family history work. I love collecting stories, pictures and information about my ancestors.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Mormon family. We shared a lot of love and peace in our home even though my father died when I was 11 years old. I have chosen to remain active in our Church. We have had many joyous occasions in our associations. There is hope, unity, love and stability in our family as a result of trying to live by the principles Jesus taught, and by going to Church meetings every week. I know God loves all his children. He wants us to return to him. By following His example and being baptized by those having Priesthood Authority, and because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ we can all be reunited with our Father in Heaven. It will be a glorious reunion and one I desire for all of my loved ones. The Gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true and I am so thankful my ancestors listened to the missionaries in their native lands, were baptized and emigrated to be with the Saints in America. The Book of Mormon is true. It was translated by the power of God. Joseph Smith is the Prophet of the Restoration.

How I live my faith

I have had many opportunities to serve. I have taught children, and adults. I have organized social activities and service projects. My life has been filled with service. My husband and I have served 2 missions for our church. One in Russia doing humanitarian service and one in Salt Lake City working at the Family History Library. They were learning experiences and really a lot of fun.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Where ever there is a disaster, Mormons are ready to help. People are organized and go in person to help clean up and do other necessary tasks. When the Teton Flood in Idaho devastated a whole community, my husband and I went to help clean up mud from the homes of the people. My husband went several times and many people went until the community was back somewhat on its feet. Money is donated and physical service is given all over the world to help those in need. We served in Russia giving aid to orphans and hospitals and schools. None of whom were Mormons. Show more Show less