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Hi I'm Nola

I grew up in Sacramento, California. I love spending time with my family and working on the Internet. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I love searching the Internet for worthwhile and interesting quotations and pictures. I enjoy reading. I spend time helping my parents (who are 84 years old) and babysitting my grandchildren. I have 3 sons and a daughter. I have 7 lovely grandchildren. I have struggled over the years with mental health issues. This has made life difficult at times. For the last few years, with the help of mental health professionals and the support of my family, I have become able to do more and enjoy life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Mormon church, but as a young adult I found myself feeling doubts about the church. I was attending Ricks College (now BYU Idaho) and was required to take a Book of Mormon class. As I studied the Book of Mormon, I realized that I needed to decide whether the gospel was the truth or not. Either I needed to truly live the gospel or if it wasn't true, I could do as I pleased. I prayed about the truth of the Book of Mormon and the gospel and received a strong conviction, that the Book of Mormon contained the gospel of Jesus Christ, that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that the gospel was true. That conviction has stayed with me for over 40 years and I have never doubted the truth of the gospel. I have struggled at times to live the commands, but I never doubted their truth.

How I live my faith

I am the secretary of our women's organization. In addition to the usual secretarial duties I create a weekly email to keep the women informed. This year our women's organization held an elegant adult dinner which was a big treat for everyone in our ward. We also prepared lunch for a missionary conference and organized a luncheon for 2 funerals. I write 6 letters each month to women in the ward and visit 4 more.