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Hi I'm Dolores

I have just been called to serve for 12 months in the Dallas Texas mission as a women's auxiliary specialist. Hurrah!

About Me

I am the mother of four children and grandmother of nine grandchildren. How I love them! I graduated from college after my children were grown, when I was 51 years old. I worked for a few years teaching high school. I love to learn new things. Musical instruments have always fascinated me, and if I could live long enough I would learn to play them all! I taught myself to play the piano and the harp. Reading is also one of my favorite pastimes. Thomas Hardy is one of my favorite authors.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother comes from Mormon pioneer ancestry, but her family was not very active in the church. My father was raised Lutheran. He was taught by his parents to pray and to obey the commandments and have faith in Jesus Christ. Before I was born, my father wanted his family to attend the same church together, so he began to go to the Mormon church with Mom and their two little sons. After attending church for a few months, my father asked the bishop if he could be baptized. The bishop said not quite yet. The bishop then sent the missionaries to our home to teach my father more about the Mormon faith. In one of the discussions, he learned that he had to quit smoking and give up drinking beer, which he loved, in order to be baptized. He started reading the Book of Mormon. My father told me that quitting smoking was the biggest battle of his life. He says he won the battle because he prayed to God for strength. My wonderful parents consistently brought their family to church every Sunday and taught us by example to live the principles of the Gospel in our home. I loved them and trusted them because I knew they loved me and sacrificed much for me. I was taught to pray as a child and I remember feeling the warmth comforting Spirit in my heart, and I knew God was listening. This is the same Spirit I felt when I asked God if the Book of Mormon was true, and if Joseph Smith was a prophet. Over the years I have read the Bible and Book of Mormon many many times, and they have taught me how to live a more happy life.

How I live my faith

I teach the little children at church. Sometimes I work in the nursery. I am also a visiting teacher. That means I make visits to ladies who are members of the church in my area. I take care of them, and they take care of me. My husband and I had set a firm goal to serve a mission together after he retired. The Gospel means so much to us and we and wanted to share the message with anyone we could. But he passed away last year, just a few months away from retirement. I have decided to carrying on with the plan of serving a mission. I know The Lord loves me and is watching over me. I have faith that my husband is with God and is fulfilling His purposes there.