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Hi I'm Connie

I grew up on a farm in Northern Utah. I was raised in a safe environment and taught the Gospel. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I learned to play the piano when I was young. My mother was my piano teacher until she felt it was time for someone more advanced. I loved going to town once a week for a "real" piano lesson. Music was where it was at for me. I loved the activities I could participate in because I could accompany others in assemblies, concerts and seminary. I loved these opportunities. I wandered away from the church when I graduated. This was a hard time for me, but after nine years of inactivity, I found myself working with a group of really good LDS friends and they taught me the gospel. I then moved into a ward where I was loved and needed for my musical abilities. That was all it took, and I was reactivated and turned my life around. It was at this same time my marriage unraveled. I could see Heavenly Father preparing me for the trials and experiences that were ahead. I could feel myself being tested and I was immovable in my decision to stay firm in the gospel. As a result, the Lord has blessed me to write music - something I was never taught in my studies. I have since married a wonderful man in the LDS Ogden Temple (1979) and we have five beautiful children who are sealed to us. One of those is my daughter from my first marriage. We are currently recording and downloading my original music onto a website. Someday I hope to have it all where others can download it for free.

Why I am a Mormon

Every member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints must be converted at some point. When I was a young girl, I had a testimony, but I don't believe I was really converted yet. I had studied the gospel in our seminary, but there were things I still needed to learn. I don't think my 9 years of inactivity was a waste. I learned a lot in the process of living in a darkened world without the Spirit to guide me. When I started reading the Book of Mormon again and praying, miracles started to happen in my life. I could feel the guidance of the Holy Ghost in my life. I could tell Heavenly Father was eager to help me return to His fold. It was a beautiful experience. I was preparing to go to the LDS Temple for my 30th birthday - something I had not done yet. This was a big step for me. I was told I needed to have my own testimony and how to accomplish this. I fasted and prayed for Heavenly Father to give me this testimony, but it did not come. I was quite concerned. We had a meeting where I stood to bear my testimony. Even though I had not received my "witness", I opened my mouth and the words "I know" came out. The more I said "I know" the more the feelings intensified until I felt I was going to be consumed. I felt a warmth in my chest like I've never felt before and only since then on rare occasions. Heavenly Father was so eager for me to have a real testimony and conversion. I sat down and cried like a baby. I knew; and I knew I knew! I have never regretted my decision to change my life and life in accordance with the Gospel plan. It is true. It makes me happy. It blesses me and my family. It brings me peace beyond my ability to understand. It keeps me busy doing good things.

How I live my faith

I love to serve. I love to visit my neighbors. I learned to bake bread as a young girl on the farm and find great joy in baking and taking loaves to my neighbors and friends. I have wonderful visits because of my bread. I love to serve in whatever organization I'm called. I'm currently choir director and love it! I've actually never had a church calling that wasn't my favorite. I've served the children, youth, and adult sisters in various callings. I enjoy my children and their children and try to connect with each one of them regularly. We have great family gatherings each month. They are the joy of my life.