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Hi I'm Vanessa

I'm a wife and mother. I love my family. I love being a Mormon.

About Me

I am a stay-at-home mom of 5 delightful young children. I have been married for nearly 20 years. I spend most of my time taking care of my family and home. I enjoy going on vacations with my family. I enjoy reading and spending time out in nature.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family. That is how I became a Mormon, but it is not why I have stayed a Mormon. I continue to be a Mormon because I have found out for myself that it is Jesus Christ's church and that He knows and loves me personally. I have felt this witness through the power of the Holy Ghost. Our Father in Heaven has heard my prayers and answered them in ways that I know only He could. When I have come upon troubled times, He has sent me help in the form of loving friends and family. Some of the doctrines of the church are hard to understand, but I have studied and struggled with them, trying to understand them and have been blessed with the faith to see how they fit into our Father in Heaven's plan for us. I have developed a great love for this church and our Savior Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to live close to the Lord by reading my scriptures and praying everyday. I try to treat all people I meet with kindness and respect. I try to follow His commandments. I serve the Young Women in my ward as their secretary. I enjoy taking care of all the business items needed for them. I enjoy being with them at their activities every Wednesday. Once in a while, I am able to teach their lesson on Sundays. I especially enjoyed going with them on a 4-day camp out last summer.

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

We can increase our faith in Christ by letting the desire grow in our hearts and by taking small steps to draw closer to him. We only need to begin with a sincere desire. If we begin with a sincere desire and begin to act on that desire as much as we can, He will bless us with the knowledge that He is there for us. I have increased my faith by sincerely praying and reading the scriptures and then looking for evidence of His love and power in my life. I have also increased my faith in Jesus Christ by keeping his commandments and serving others. Show more Show less