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Hi I'm Randi

I'm a Mom. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and a Mom. I have four beautiful daughters and two handsome sons. I love spending time with my husband. I love spending time with my kids. I am an Aunt. I am a daughter. My Father passed away several years ago. That has been hard for me. Family is very important to me. I love to make things; cook, sew, craft, paint, and build. I love to watch sunsets and listen to the songs of a bird. I enjoy a good mystery on a rainy afternoon. I love sitting on the beach listening to the sounds of the ocean. I love to travel. I love to see all the beautiful scenery. I enjoy a cool mountain breeze and a slow moving current, whether wading in a stream or floating down a river. I love to read. There is so much knowledge I do not yet have. Most of all, I am a daughter of God. I want to live with Him again, someday.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because this is the true church of Jesus Christ. I know it. I live it. Now let me tell you why. I was taught the gospel of Jesus Christ by my parents who were taught by their parents who were also taught by their parents. However, I am not a Mormon because my ancestors were Mormon. I was the child who did what I was told. I went to church with my family because that is what our family did. I even liked going. I enjoyed my classes and peers. I liked being with my family at church. I learned about the gospel. I didn't find any reason not to believe all that was taught. And so continued my teenage and young adult years. Until one day when all the difficulties of life became nearly unbearable and I began to question all of those beliefs that I had held so dear. It was in the midst of that tumultuous time that I realized I had better decide what I believed in. Because as difficult as life had become, if it wasn't true I was wasting a lot of precious time. And so I did as Moroni instructed in The Book of Mormon and knelt down and prayed to my Heavenly Father. I asked Him if everything I had grown up believing was true. I asked with full purpose of heart and in fervent prayer. I didn't want to know just for myself. I needed to know for my children as well. I knew there was a God. I knew there was a Savior, Jesus Christ His only begotten Son. I knew I could return to live with them someday. What I needed to know was if this was His true church. I needed to know if I was leading my children right. He answered me. No lightning bolts or angels that day, but still I knew. I received from Him my own personal witness that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord's church on the earth today. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday of my life. I enjoy studying the Bible and The Book of Mormon as well as other scripture. I enjoy teaching high school students from the scriptures in the early morning before they go to school each and every day. We memorize scripture together. I learn more and more each time I meet with these young people. I enjoy attending all of my Sunday worship meetings. I enjoy doing all the Savior asked us to do; visiting the sick and the needy, the poor and widow. I try to show gratitude for all of my blessings. I am not perfect. But, I do try to do better everyday. I seek to live as the Savior taught we should live. I seek to share His love with others through small acts of service. I get to help with our local Dinner Theater by overseeing the sets and decorations. I enjoy preparing a beautiful setting for our congregants and friends to relax and enjoy an evening of theater. I have had the opportunity to help with a Modest Prom in the area as well. I was able to chair the committee for food for that event. What a fun opportunity to provide an atmosphere of elegance for our youth. These opportunities to serve are precious to me in my efforts to share the love the Savior has for all of us. I live my faith by teaching my children to serve as well. Currently, both of my sons are serving missions. We often have our local missionaries over for dinners and spiritual thoughts. I am very grateful for their sacrifice as well as the sacrifice of their families as they support these missionaries who serve the Lord so faithfully. I also live my faith by sharing it with my neighbors and friends. I enjoy inviting other to join with us at various worthwhile events in our church and in our home. I try to provide an atmosphere of comfort in our home as well as to share insights and testimony as we discuss our faith. I live my faith by respecting the beliefs of others.