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Hi I'm Deb

i am a wife, a nurse and I am a Mormon

About Me

I was born in Scotland and raised in the North East of England. My parents are members of the church and I was raised a Mormon. I moved to Nottingham to study Masters of Nursing Science. I met my husband during my vibrant socialisation during my studious years! We married and I continued my nursing studies in Lancashire. I love music and have taught myself to play the piano. I also love to read and my favourite author is Cecelia Ahern, because I love her reality twists with magic and of course the without-fail happy endings! I love spending time with my family and can't imagine life without them! I also love baking, and trying new recipes (mostly chocolatey things) and I make sure I steal American cookie recipes from the many American missionaries serving in my church! I love sharing my baking, although I am no expert, many people share my love for sweet confectionaries and chocolate, so they usually go down well! I also love running and particularly amongst nature, and its even more enjoyable when I find wild berries on the bushes, and often make a pitstop to munch on them! i'm really fortunate to live in such beautiful countryside!

Why I am a Mormon

having been raised in the church I often thought about how my life would be without it. when i moved away from home for university, I was overwhelmed with the 'freedom' i suddenly felt and wanted to feel a life without such heavy religious influences. Nevertheless, some fellow students reached out and invited me to various church activities. i attended (sometimes unwillingly), but I met some incredible examples and amazing people, which lead me to question what I wanted out of my life. I began questioning whether I believed in the Book of Mormon and the Mormon faith, and gathered the best way to answer soul searching questions, was to read and study the Book of Mormon. Although I grew up in the church, I had never read the whole book by myself cover to cover and never with a real intent to receive an answer of its truthfulness. Needless to say, as soon as a started to study the Book of Mormon, I could not stop. the goodness and richness I received and inspiration to live my life better and like Jesus Christ increased in me so rapidly I cannot even put into the words the incredible, indescribable feelings I received from reading this book. I did not get further than 150 pages before I realised how true the book is, and how good the truths inside were. I really felt my knowledges was vastly increased, but it was a deeper knowledge. I discovered a lasting happiness that I never knew I wanted or realised I needed. My love for other people and families increased and all I wanted to do was good! As I paid more attention to these feelings, my happiness of my life increased and it was as if I had started fresh! From this time on, I had a renewed energy source and since then have lived passionately the gospel and I could never deny how wonderful this gospel is and how well it has blessed my life. No matter how hard my life gets, I know without doubt when I live my faith, I become more refined and become a better person. I

How I live my faith

I participate in my church by teaching the Youth and I get inspired by their intellect and their diligence to live their faith. they are a fantastic example to me! I always try and bring the gospel to life for them, because it plays such a vital part in my life and it really makes me more lively! My energy in teaching is sometimes transferred to the youth, and they often go home energised and quite a handful to the parents, but I love seeing others having so much passion for the gospel like me! I also visit teach two sisters, with my fantastic visiting teaching companion who was recently baptised and we have such amazing uplifting visits as we discuss messages given by church leaders and about our busy schedules, and often this is over cake and cookies (my favourite)I often spend time with the missionaries and participate in teaching lessons, which is amazing and uplifting, although sometimes I struggle to express my love and appreciation for the gospel, which is frustrating! within my work as a nurse, I find so many opportunities to practice what I believe in by serving patients to my best ability and seeing them through the eyes of god. This helps me to become a more compassionate carer and a better support to those in need. Outside of church, I try and serve as much as possible. I visit a lady weekly to keep her company as she gets quite lonely and has recently come out of hospital! We go on walks together and talk about all of her adventures when she used to walk. It fills me with more love sharing my love and we both enjoy our time together.