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Hi I'm Barbara Salmon

I'm a daughter, a wife, a mother, a grandmother and soon to be a great-grandmother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mom and a grandma and soon will be a great-grandma. My family is my joy. I grew up in a small town in Southern Alberta, married my high school sweetheart after he returned from his mission and, after raising five children, we are currently serving our second mission together. Reading has always been one of my favorite things to do.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon is not just a Sunday thing for me - it's a way of life. I was born the 2nd eldest of 5 girls. My dad was not a member of the Mormon Church when he and mom married, but he was a young man of integrity and quiet faith. He had been around the Mormons all his life and through the example of friends, a loving wife and his own desire for truth, was converted and was baptized on the day I was blessed. My father was killed when I was eight (there were now 5 of us from age 8 weeks to nine years) and our faith in the eternal nature of families was what helped us through some very difficult years. My mom went back to school in order to provide a living as a teacher and we moved with her as she attended university and several summer schools. We learned from her example and her prayers that with the help of the Lord, anything is possible. My faith that I was a daughter of God and that He loved me, kindled as a child and added to over the years, has guided and sustained me throughout my life. I think, as we read in the Bible in 1 Corinthians 12:9 and in the Book of Mormon in Moroni 10:11, that I was one of those blessed with great faith. It feels like I have always known the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true, restored gospel of Jesus Christ. There was no one moment when I knew that I can remember, but warm moments on many occasions when the Spirit bore witness to my heart.

How I live my faith

Serving in the various positions and callings in my ward has helped me to gain a love for serving others and a knowledge that anything we do that has meaning or value comes with sacrifice and challenges. I have worked in the church organization for the children, for the youth and for the adult sisters and have always been a visiting teacher, calling monthly on ladies in our ward to see how they are doing, bring a message to build faith and just to be a friend. My husband and I are now serving our second senior mission together.