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Hi I'm Mindy

I am a mom to three girls. I volunteer at our elementary school. I live with rhuematoid arthritis. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Utah, Nebraska, and California. I currently live in California with my husband, three girls, and our puppy. I love being a mom and taking care of my family, even through the rough days. I am thankful to be at home with my girls. I was diagnosed with rhuematiod arthritis and serronegative spondyloarthropy 13 years ago after my second child was born. The disease progressed rapidly and I have had knee and hip joint replacements over the past 7 years as a result. I am managing well with my current treatment, but have good and bad days. My family supports me through it all, and for this I am grateful. I like to watch British period dramas, pioneer movies, love reading when I can, searching on the internet for new recipes, sewing costumes and other odds and ends, and participating in various community events in different cities. I love being a voluneer and working with children at our elementary school. I hope to be able to travel someday, and speak spanish fluently. I am patriotic. I love my country.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. As a teenager I wanted to decide for myself if what I was taught was truth.Through prayer I came to know for myself, that this church is the restored church of Jesus Christ, and that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. For me it came as a peaceful, burning feeling within my heart. We can talk to God, ask him in faith, and he will answer our prayers. Being a Mormon fills my life with joy! Keeping God's commandments brings me personal peace.

How I live my faith

As a family we attend church together each Sunday, meet weekly for a family night, and try to pray together and read the scriptures often. We try to include people who are in need of special blessings, Mormon or not, in our prayers. Personally, I help with organizing meals for people who have special needs such as illnesses, funerals, new baby, or other reasons. I attend a new testament study class at our church building during the week. I love to learn of the Savior's life, and of his apostles. I find myself learning more of how he lived and related to people around him, and how I can apply his teachings personally in my life. His was a life of compassion, and he treated everyone with love. I experience the most peaceful times in my life as I draw closer to him through personal prayer and scripture study. I know he is always there for me. I have felt his strength to help me endure my physical and emotional challenges. Living with a chronic illness is hard, but I have learned lessons in compassion for others who suffer, patience, and to be grateful for the simple things in life. I have endured different periods of pain with the knowledge that " I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me".

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Yes! God loved his children back in the time of Moses, and he loves his children on the earth now. We need God to help us in a world that is morally declining. The prophet will help us on our journey back to God by sharing God's will for us. Following a living prophet blesses our lives with joyful living. Show more Show less