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Hi I'm Sili

I have been a Norwegian mormon since 1950. I have seven children and have been a High School teacher. Now I am retired.

About Me

My mother joined the Church in 1950, and I have grown up in the Church. My husband is a convert, and we have seven children. We lost one baby as a stillborn. I have been working as a teacher in High School. My subjects have been Norwegian litterature and language plus psychology. I am about to write my parents´ and my own personal history. We have a cabin in the mountains where I like to go skiing and hiking. My twenty grandchildren take much of my time. My health is very good, except for mye back that causes me some trouble. We live in a generation house with a daughter and her family downstairs, and our other daughter has built a house for her family in the garden.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the Church much of my life, and I still marvel about our perspective, our teachings and our goals as such. I have been in much contact with people of other religions, and it always strengthens my respect for them and my love for God to hear about their faith. Yet it fills me with gratitude for the fuller perspective I have through the restoration of the gospel. Joseph Smith was able to receive divine revelation and inspiration and thus convey marvellous truths and insights. What strengthens my testimony of his prophet calling is that the gospel and the Church did not rest on him, but on Jesus Christ. Prophets and leaders have followed him up to our days in an unbroken line. Our prophet of today, Thomas S. Monson, is indeed the prophet of our time. He and our other leaders are able to help us with our time´s challenges.

How I live my faith

As a retired I spend much of my time with my calling in Church Public Affairs and with a Music and Community project. I teach Sunday School class, and I teach Norwegian to our foreign ward members,