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Hi I'm Ginger

I am the mother of five grown, or nearly grown children, and I make incredible chocolate-chip cookies. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to read, go for long walks, and bake things I really shouldn't eat, but more than anything I like spending time with my family. I currently live in Western Pennsylvania, but I've also lived in California, Colorado, Tennessee, and Massachusetts.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know this is the true restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I know the Book of Mormon is true, because I have felt the Spirit testify of its truthfulness to me. The same Spirit has testified about Joseph Smith; his life, his mission to restore the gospel, and his first vision. But most importantly I know that Jesus in the Christ, that he is my personal Savior, and that this is his church. I have not always found it easy to live the gospel. Sometimes I find the things expected of me hard, sometimes I would like to take an easier less demanding path, but at those times I remember my testimony and can not deny it. In Joseph Smith History 1:25, Joseph explains that while others doubted his vision, and persecuted him for claiming to have seen a vision he knew it was true, "I knew it, and I knew that God knew it, and I could not deny it..." In a much smaller way it is the same with me: I know this is the true gospel of Jesus Christ, and that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I have lived in different congregations and have served in many different roles. I especially love teaching children the gospel. I currently serve as a member of my congregation's Relief Society Presidency (Women's Organization). But I think the most important way I live my faith is in my day-to-day interactions with others. Whether I am dealing with my children, my husband, or a stranger, I try to remember that we are all children of God. For me, living my faith means treating others with kindness and respect, and always remembering that while we all make mistakes we also all have the ability to be amazing.