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Hi I'm Donna

I was born in England, raised in Australia. I now live back in England with my husband and children.

About Me

I'm a wife and mother. I worked as a nurse until I had my children. I have two boys, one at University and one at 6th Form College. I'm disabled but that doesn't stop me from living a full life and getting as much out of life as I could want or need. When I was 5, my parents emigrated to Australia and I lived there until I was 19 when I returned to England to live. I don't like the hot weather. My parents were Roman Catholic and raised us as such and I am grateful to them for such an excellent grounding in the scriptures. I live an ordinary life, I don't have money but I'm rich in my family life and my friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe that I can become perfect in the next life but that I need to learn how to be so in this life and each day gives me that opportunity. I researched many Churches before joining this Church. For me, this is the most correct Church on the earth today but I recognize that others may feel differently. I firmly believe that we all can choose for ourselves and by asking our Heavenly Father for help, he will show us where we should be. I asked a series of questions when the Missionaries knocked on my door. I felt that for me to join a Church it had to be set up in exactly the same way as the Church Jesus set up when he was on the earth. If Jesus wanted a Prophet, 12 Apostles and the Priesthood organized in a specific way then that was the way it should be today. This Church has all those things and so much that is cited in the Bible and so I knew that this was the Church I should join. Being a member of this Church has not always been easy and sometimes, I could have easily walked away. Heavenly Father knows all my struggles and gives us guidelines by which to live our lives. I have always felt that it was easier to live if I followed the rules as best as I could and each time I have renewed my efforts to live as the Saviour asked me, my faith and testimony of the Saviour and Heavenly Father is strengthened. I have been through many vales of tears and the Good Shepherd has always been there to guide me and heal my distress.

How I live my faith

I try and live my Faith each day of my life. I have always believed, even as a child, that following Christ meant doing that every day, not just Sunday. I'm not perfect and I know I will disappoint my Heavenly Father but I have a new opportunity each day to try and do something a little better than before. I feel that the best way to learn something for yourself is to teach another and so I try to be an example to those around me and those I may meet for only a few seconds. I work with the children in Primary each week and I am so grateful for the opportunity to be there. The children teach me so much about the joy and happiness in life and I love them all for it.

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Donna
The 12 Apostles chosen by Jesus were added to after his death and that of Judas. This suggests that there were supposed to be 12 Apostles always. Paul, writer of many books in the New Testament of the Bible was also called as an Apostle but not during Jesus' earthly life and ministry. Paul also goes on to tell us in Ephesians that the Church is built upon Apostles and Prophets so without them, the Church could not stand. The Prophet and the 12 Apostles are there to bring a unity in the Church and so without them, the Church on the earth would fall into disarray. The Saviour gave us a model in so many things and all we are asked to do is to follow that example and we would gain eternal life. Show more Show less