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Hi I'm Debbie

I grew up in rural Idaho. I love to travel. I love the warm summer sun. I like most outdoor activities. I'm a Mormon

About Me

My family is most important to me. But, I also work part-time as an AFLAC insurance salesperson. My husband and I love to travel and experience different cultures and places. We have been to many countries and they all have something beautiful and unique. I love to decorate, cook and entertain. I love to read and write. My favorite thing to read are biographies. I have helped write a book about my great great grandfather who was one of the first LDS missionaries in the Pacific Isles, and a pioneer who died crossing the plains. I love to learn about the past and my ancestors. I have studied and been licensed in real estate, as a paralegal, and insurance. I love doing many things with my husband, children and grandchildren. We ride bikes, go for walks, snow ski, water ski, fish, camping, swim, golfing. We like to do many things and probably not the master of any. I taught all my children and most of my grandchildren how to swim. I coached my son's little league baseball team for five years. I try to live life to the fullest. My greatest joys out of life are doing things with my best friend who is my husband. Another great joy is to have my grandchildren walk into the room and see their eyes light up when they see me, because it is a mutual admiration! I have volunteered in the CASA program, as a helper in my children's class rooms at school, in painting homes in the town, and even once I spent a day helping build a house for charity. I enjoy volunteering and helping others

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I was born and raised a Mormon. My family has been Mormons since Joseph Smith time. They were persecuted, beaten, driven out of their homes, and walked across the plains from Nauvoo, IL to Salt Lake City, UT. My great great grandfather died in this journey. Other family members migrated to SLC, UT from England to escape persecution and be with other LDS church members in the mid 1800's. BUT....we must all at one time or another decide if the Book of Mormon is true, if Joseph Smith was a prophet, and if being a Mormon is right for ourselves. We must all gain our own faith, our own testimony, and there is a moment when we all must be converted and gain a witness from the Holy Ghost to the truthfulness of the restored gospel. I have chosen this path because I have studied and prayed. I have lived it and I have seen the blessings that have come to me and others who follow the path of righteousness and obedience to God's laws and ordinances. I have seen the pain and unhappiness to those who have walked the path of sin and bondage of addictions and other indescretions. I have seen the pain to innocent people that their decisions have caused. I have felt the Spirit bear witness to me as I have read the scriptures, as I listen to the prophet speak today, and as I attend church and listen and study. I know who I am, and I know what I want to accomplish in life, and I know where I will go when I die. I have so much peace and understanding in my life. I have felt strong promptings affirming to me that Jesus is the Christ, and in his atoning sacrifice, that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that the Book of Mormon is a true book testifying of Jesus Christ and teaches correct principles to live my life by that brings me true happiness, joy and peace.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending church weekly to worship God and show my love to him by keeping the commandments. I have volunteered in many different positions in church throughout my whole life. I have taught the adult women, youth, and children gospel classes. I have been a secretary in different organizations and helped keep records. I have taught weekly youth activities where they learn to properly interact with other youth and adults, where they learn proper etiquette, fun activities, how to do life skills, etc. For 39 years I have visited monthly the home of other ladies that I have been assigned to and left them with a spiritual message, been there in times of need for them, and developed life long friendships. I have organized many dinners and programs for the members in our area to give them the opportunity to socialize with one another. I have worked one day a week for the past three years in our local temple volunteering and helping others as they come to worship. I do my best to be honest in dealing with my associates in my work place and in the community. I obey the laws of the land. I take the privledge and opportunity to vote in my community and country seriously and I study the issues and candidates and try to make informed conscientious decisions. I try to be a happy and positive person. This is how I live my faith. In every way I live my life, I try to do as my Heavenly Father would want me to live by showing kindness and love to others, and by keeping his commandments. I am serving an LDS mission with my husband for 18 months to New Zealand.