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Hi I'm Dru

I was raised in the Baptist faith, born in Tennessee but lived most of my growing up years in Arizona. I am Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of 6 beautiful children and a grandmother of 4 active grandsons, all under 2 years of age. I was a stay-at-home mom for many years but went back to college in 2009 to finish a degree in Business Management. Currently, I work as a Global Account Manager for a corporation based in Utah. My job requires me to travel all over the world to meet with leaders of the retail industry and to negotiate and build business partnerships with them. When I am not working, I look forward to being home with my family. My husband travels often with his job as well, so time together and with our kids is treasured time. All of us, married children, grandkids, as well as my three children still at home, meet every Sunday at our house to enjoy dinner and family time together. Following dinner each week, we have family home evening. This is a time set aside to talk about the gospel and discuss what each person is doing in their own lives. We study the scriptures, we sing, we laugh, and we build memories and gather strength from each other. I am also an avid family history fan. Over 20 years, I have been able to link nearly 60,000 family members. This has been a rewarding, spiritual experience. One of my passions is to attend live performances of the arts. I find wholesome music, dance, and theatrical productions to be inspiring and provide solace to my soul.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Baptist faith. We went to church and attended Bible study regularly. I learned basic principles about Jesus Christ. I developed a longing to know the things of God and wanted desperately to feel His love in my life. When I was 15, I began to question many of the teachings that were being taught. To me, many of the doctrines didn't make sense. This realization sent me on a quest to find the "true" religion. I attended many churches. I found the same experience. Their teachings had some truth, but lacked in other areas. I was a teenager, and without the support or involvement of my family, I prayed and was committed to continue my search until God made it known to me which church I should join. When I was 16, I was asked out on a date by an LDS young man. I knew nothing about mormons. We went to a play entitled, "A Vision of Love." It was the story of Joseph Smith. When it came to the part when Heavenly Father and Jesus appeared to Joseph in the sacred grove, I wept like a little child. I knew it was true. I knew that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was the answer to my prayer and yearnings. Within a month, I was formally taught the gospel by two young missionaries. To this day, my heart is filled with gratitude for my membership in the church. I know that God is mindful of me. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer. This knowledge has changed my life forever and I will never be the same.

How I live my faith

In the church, I have spent most of my years serving with the youth, ages 12-18. Currently, I teach Sunday School to a group of eight 16 year olds. Foremost, in this sacred responsibility I have been given, I try to teach the youth to love the Lord, to seek His will in their lives, and to live close to the spirit. I am also a visiting teacher. I am assigned to three women...to watch over them and visit them, at least monthly. These sisters in the gospel have become dear friends. We share our joys and heartaches, offer encouragement, and lift each others burdens.