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Hi I'm Rose Abraham-Nelson

I've been a Latter Day Saint since high school. Becoming a member changed my life. I have never been happier.

About Me

I've been married 25 years. We have 4 children. 3 handsome boys and a precious girl. One of our boys is special needs. It has been a challenge but love our boy and do all we can to give him a quality of life. I just could not be happier in my marriage. My husband is such a good man. We love to do things with our family. It doesn't matter what it is, as long it is with our family. We do all we can to make good memories. Memories that they will talk about and share with their families. My husband and I have owned an construction contracting company for 13 years. I've love photography and love every opportunity to take pictures. I've done portraits, weddings and anything that catches my eye. I take a lot of photos of my family. I've coached soccer for the last three years for boys and girls club. I love the game and love working with kids. I have always found some way to work with children. I feel that when you teach a child a skill or help them see their worth, you help build the future.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up I was conflicting teachings about Heavenly Father. Most of them taught me to be afraid of Him. I had always known there was a God. I had been to several churches. My mother was Catholic so I attended with her and attended catechism prep classes faithfully. Family events prevented me from finishing. From there to bounced around from church to church. I was baptized in one of them. In all that searching, something always seemed missing. Like there was a lot of truth, but incomplete. As a teenager, my best friend told me her sister joined the Mormon church. I really didn't know much about the church except what I had been told by my church leaders. (I was Baptist at the time.) I gave her the warning I had been given. Some months later, my friend invited me to spend the weekend. During that weekend, the sister and I stayed up all night talking about her church. I don't even know how we got on the subject. Everything we talked about intrigued me. It seemed nothing like I had been warned. We arraigned for the missionaries to start teaching me and my best friend the lessons. I naturally asked a lot of questions. The one thing that opened my eyes wide was that the missionaries said they could talk till they were blue in the face, but the only way I was going to go as the author of all truth. I didn't have to take their word for it. I could go independent of any person and ask God for myself. I did not have to depend on the arm of flesh. When they said this I knew I could ask for myself and I did. I already knew what God's spirit felt like. I knew what to look for. So when I asked and He answered I knew it was the truth! I knew what the missionaries were teaching was true! I knew God loved me and had a plan. Everything in my life and all that was going on in the world made sense to me! I am so grateful to have the gospel of Jesus Christ in my life. My life still has struggles and difficulties, but now I have peace and comfort.

How I live my faith

I love the gospel! I love Heavenly Father! I have served many different capacities. I've served in various children's programs, youth (teen) been a leader or teacher. I've been a missionary, full and part time. I've also served in the women's program. When ever there's been an opportunity to serve in or out of the church I love it. Service brings so much happiness. Doing for others helps me to serve Heavenly Father in the best way possible!