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Hi I'm Barbara

I grew up in Long Island, New York and Connecticut. I retired from education to serve a church mission. I am a Mormon.

About Me

My careers began in retail sales and interior design, and changed to office work in the field of education when I divorced and had four children to support. As a mother and grandmother, the sports, music and special needs of my posterity continue to be part of my life. I chose to retire from my job so that I could serve a full-time mission in another state. It was a memorable experience. I continue to love learning and currently seek to improve my reading and speaking French. I enjoy American history. Family genealogy is also important to me, research as well as writing family histories.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a family with the teachings of Jesus Christ. I don't remember ever doubting that I had a Father in Heaven as well as a dad on earth. As a daughter of my Father in Heaven I yearn to return to live with Him. Though I believe we will all see our Savior when we pass through the door of death, in order to live with our Heavenly Father through eternity, we must be baptized by proper authority in The Church of Jesus Christ. I am a Mormon because that nickname applies to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which contains the restored gospel. Our Heavenly Father sent His only begotten Son so that we would know how to live happily and secure in the knowledge that we will continue to live, and have the opportunity to return to live with them. Their path is often referred to as the "Plan of Salvation." I have found happiness on that path because of the trials and challenges of life. The rewards are too great not to continue to have faith in what I have already learned.

How I live my faith

With the teaching of Jesus Christ as a guide, I strive to follow His example to love and serve others. I like the motto: "First observe, then serve." In my community I have been involved with emergency preparedness training, and the election process; i.e., keeping neighbors informed of when and where to vote. In church I meet with women who care about helping others with food, clothing, and just lifting their spirits and giving them hope as they face challenges.