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Hi I'm Dorothy F. BumBer

My family joined the church in 1954. I was baptized at age 10. I've always known the church is true.

About Me

I'm a widow, a mother of four beautiful, talented daughters who now are becoming grandparents of their own, meaning I have five grandchildren and one and a half great-grandchildren. I'm an artist, a writer of novels and short stories. After living in the west too long, I've returned home to where 90% of my children reside and am loving being back with the family again. My companion cat of eight years has learned to travel and I thinks she likes it.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized at ten. My parents held positions in church and I was naturally at church a lot. I had always known the church was true from my youth, but it wasn't until I was in my thirties that the light bulb finally came on. I began to learn the value of personal scripture study. It didn't take long for me to develop a new sense of the nature of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and the Plan of Salvation. Through learning gospel principles on my own for the first time, I developed a personal relationship with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. It was thrilling to realize that they were that close and reachable. I believe that is when discovered that I really did have a testimony of the church. My own, personal testimony. One that will never leave me. Eventually I was able to attend the temple and learned how to use the Holy Ghost to gain an even deeper spiritual connection with God the Father and his Son, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I was born a military brat, and have traveled cross-country many times. I married a service man and traveled extensively with him. That put me in many, many wards throughout my life, so far. Some small and some very large. When I was a young mother I served as a teacher to the young children. As my children began leaving home I given opportunities to teach and serve the women of the church. Through my experiences with the youth and women, I've learned the value of organization.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Dorothy F. BumBer
My husband died two years ago and our civil marriage lasted 42 years before he was called home. One of the greatest gifts my husband gave me on this earth was being sealed to each other in a temple of God. I believe with all my heart that he is there now, continuing the work he did on earth, teaching his family the gospel, and when I finally get to join him, we will be together again forever. Even now, without him here in body, I believe we are still married. That thought, that belief, gives me great joy and has carried me through some very painful, lonely moments. He is there waiting for me. Show more Show less