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Hi I'm Colleen

I'm an EEG tech in Montana and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm a mom of 4 and about to become a grandma. I work full-time in a hospital. I am also a part time student at the local university studying Health and Human Performance. I like quilting, crocheting, reading, bicycling, hiking and baking. I have 7 brothers and sisters and enjoy keeping up with them and their families. I like people!

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a young child, my parents were searching for a church. They visited some in our town and had chosen one because it was a pretty building. But they discovered that they were looking for more than that church could provide. One day the Mormon missionaries knocked on their door. They immediately felt that their search had ended and were baptized into the Church. That was 49 years ago. They have never looked back. I was raised knowing about Heavenly Father and His plan for us. I gained my own testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ as I studied the scriptures, prayed and lived the commandments. I served a mission myself to the Philippines at my own and my family's expense-because I wanted others to have the peace and knowledge that I had. I wante them to know what I know--that God loves all of His children and He has prepared a way for us and our families to return to live with Him . That way is through the Atonement of Jesus Christ and the covenants we make with Him when we are baptized and that we continue to keep through out our lives. I know that God hears and answers prayers and that He has called a living prophet, Thomas S Monson, to lead His Church today just like the ancient prophets in the Old and New Testaments. This knowledge gives me peace in these troubled times and hope for joy after this life. I know that Jesus Christ can heal all wounds and guide us every day of our lives.

How I live my faith

One of the highlights of my day is the time I spend praying and studying the scriptures and the words of the current apostles and prophets. I usually do that first thing in the morning and it sets the mood for the rest of the day. The highlight of my week is attending Church services on Sunday and devoting the rest of that day to resting from worldly cares and visiting friends, neighbors and other church members. I have the opportunity to teach religion classes to college students and other young adults on a weekly basis. I learn so much from them. I also help out at the local family history center and love to do genealogical research and help others learn how they can come to know their ancestors and create their own family tree on FamilySearch.org.