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Hi I'm Isobelle

I'm a wife and a mother. I am a mathematician. I love to sing and climb trees. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a full time mother to two lovely boys who keep me very busy! Before they were born I was a secondary school maths teacher. I have a masters degree in maths and I love to share my enthusiasm for all things mathematical. My hobbies are reading books and getting out and about in the great outdoors. If I have the chance I will climb a tree. I also love to sing, especially in choirs and I was involved in the choir for the pagaent organised by the church this summer. Another thing I love to do is folk dancing and I never pass up the opportunity for a good ceilidh!

Why I am a Mormon

I joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints when I was 15 years old. My mother met the missionaries in the street as she was walking to her mother's house. We were already commited Christians and attended the local Church of England church (I sang in the choir and served at the altar). My mother had already realised that something was missing from her spirituality though and we had attended other churches as she looked for it. The missionaries came to our house. From the very start of the discussions with them, I felt that everything just made so much sense, I felt that I already knew and believed the things we were being taught. Each night as my mother came up to say goodnight to me she would sit on my bed and we would talk about the things we had learned and said over and over again "it just makes so much sense!". At last, I went with my family for the first time to the LDS church. I had prayed so hard that if this was the right church that I would know and feel it when I went. As soon as I entered the building I felt a warm sense of peace and I knew that I was "home". I remember in the weeks that followed that I walked around school in a daze unable to believe the wonderful things I'd found. I wanted to climb on the tower of my old school building and yell it to everyone. I was baptised a few months later and since then my church membership has taught me so much. I have grown and become a better person. I am so grateful for all the blessings that have come into my life because of this church.

How I live my faith

I go to church every week and help out whenever I can. I'm currently helping by organising the music for our church community, picking the hymns each week and making sure there are people available to play the piano and lead the music. For me, music really helps me to feel close to Heavenly Father. It helps me to feel the Holy Spirit and inspires me to be better. I pray with my family every day and read scripture stories with my boys. I study the scriptures to learn more about Jesus and try to follow His example. I try to look for opportunities to help others as He would do. I also have an assignment as a visiting teacher, which is essentially a pastoral responbility for other members of the church. Since we have a lay ministry and there are no paid clergy in our church this system allows us to make sure that everyone is looked after. We visit our assigned members at least once per month and share a spiritual message, help them with anything they need, build friendships and support one another,