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Hi I'm Millie

I am a Mormon, I am 52 years old, I am a wife, a mom, just completed Nursing school I love living near the ocean.

About Me

I am 52 years old, from Southern California. I am a wife, a mom, a student and hopefully soon a Nurse. I am an adult convert to The LDS Church. I have done an amazing number of things in my life that have taught me much. I live in San Pedro CA, about 20 miles south of Los Angeles and have never lived outside of California. I love the ocean, the Beach, to snorkel and dive. I haven't learned to surf, yet ! But that's next on the list. I was raised by a single parent mom, who taught me to be independent and self-reliant, as well as the value of perseverance, setting can achieving goals. I was also brought up to make and keep promises; however, I was not raised in the LDS Church, thus I am an Adult Convert. I was not raised with any religion in my life, and always felt something was missing. I had explored many faiths, and found them lacking. When my son was small, we explored other faiths. One day he asked me “Mom, why can’t I see god?, Mom where does god live?” What happens to you after you die?” these were all questions that I had no answers for. That was when I knew. I believe that the Holy Spirit saw the chance, and came into my heart and soul. He led me to The Church, and I found a home here, a truth here, a way to live that matches what I know is right and is Heavenly Father’s design. While I am far from perfect, each day I try to do better than yesterday.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe, strongly, that this is the true Church. Finally, after much searching, my strong faith in “a god” had found the home I had been searching for, for so long. When the missionaries came to teach me, I was sure, before they arrived that the LDS Church is the true church. The things we practice are the truth, the standards we keep area those that are father in heaven wants us to live. We are here, in our mortal time on earth to learn, to grow, to prove ourselves worthy to return to live with our father in heaven. Although I don’t see the day to day changes, when I look back on the time before I was Baptized, I see how far I have come, and how much I have changed, both inside and out. The miraculous changes in me that have come about as I continue to grow and learn in my faith. While no Mormon is perfect, we all strive to be better each day, to be true to the covenants we make with heavenly father. As I strive to better live the way Heavenly Father intended for us to, I find it comes easier - it is far easier to do the right thing the first time, than to clean up mistakes. One thing I know for sure is that I am a better parent, a kinder gentler person when I follow Gospel principles and live my life according to Church Doctrine. That Doctrine that comes from heavenly father through our prophet to the church members. Being raised by a single mom, I never knew the love of a father, and now I have a Father in Heaven who I am sure loves me, cares for me, and guides me. Who answers my prayers, understands my tears, and guides me. Finally I know I have a father that knows me, loves me and cares for my welfare. Even better, he sent the Holy Ghost to help me make decisions, protect and guide me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith each and every day in the way I treat others, the way I try to be an example to those around me. Although I am far from perfect, I try to be patient and tolerant, especially in the most challenging times. My appearance is another way how I live my faith, by dressing in a modest way, we honor the body that heavenly father has entrusted us with. I attend church each week, and many times activities during the week. At many activities are are the first to arrive and the last to leave. My family and I are fortunate to have been able to attend services in other countries, in other languages – always feeling at home. Being a parent is never easy, being a member of the LDS church helps. There are many activities and programs to help our children stay on the right path as they grow into adults. They are shown how to have fun in a good wholesome way. I spend a lot of time with the youth, letting them now they are loved and cherished, my home is always open to them. Some have a new nick-name for me "Sister Sweet". I want them to be sure that no matter what, there are adults, besides their parents that care about them, who want them to be happy and successful. That they have many shoulders to lean on, and lots of people who care about them. We have the missionaries in our home at least weekly for dinner, and I often give them haircuts, helping them to stretch a limited budget. They are young people, who are very often away from home for the first time, I want them to know that they are loved and cared for; as someday I am sure another Mom will do for my son. The missionaries are good examples for my son, he sees young people, not really much older than himself, doing god’s work.