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Hi I'm Sally Walker

I am a mom & grandma who joined the church in 1988. I care for my husband who is a 100% disabled vet. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm an Air Force Brat and Ex-Army wife who moved around all my life. I have two children and three beautiful grandchildren. It took me 10 years, but I graduated with a B.A. in History. I joined the church in 1988. My husband joined many years later and we were sealed in the Boise temple in 2003. My grown children and my husband have become inactive but I remain faithful to the church. I cannot deny my testimony of the gospel. It has helped me throughout my life. My husband has started attending church with me again. I now take care of my husband who is 100% disabled after serving in Desert Storm. He suffers from bi-polar disorder and PTSD. My faith helps me stay strong for my family.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up a military brat, I attended a general protestant service most of my life. My father enjoyed singing in the choir but otherwise was not active in church activities. My brother joined the church when he went to college and a year later decided to go on a mission. He returned home for a few months to prepare. My daughter and I were living with my parents while my husband served in Korea. I asked him questions about his religion and then asked to go to church were I met the missionaries. I loved to learn about this faith. It made so much sense to me as they taught me the gospel. I read the Book of Mormon and prayed every day. I tried to convince myself it was all a lie. But the spirit always made me see the truth. I could not deny my testimony of the gospel. I joined the church in 1988 and took my children every Sunday to church. My husband once asked to make the choice between him or the church. After praying through tears all day, my choice was the church. I could not deny what I knew to be true and I thought about my children and how they needed to know and have the spirit with them as they grew up. My husband stayed with me and joined the church many years later. We were sealed as a family together for all time and eternity in 2003.

How I live my faith

Because I suffer with acute fibromyalgia and arthritis, it can be difficult for me to attend church every Sunday. My husband and I have determined to try to attend no matter what. Sometime it means only being there for sacrament. I miss attending Sunday School. It strengthens my faith and helps my relationship with my ward family. I create the ward newsletter every month with stories about what ward members have accomplished of participated in and upcoming events and lessons. It gives me joy to be able to serve in this way. My ward family is very supportive of me and I get visited by my ward sisters if I don't make it to church to check on me.