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Hi I'm Diane

Dave Ramsey fan, Find a Grave enthusiast, BYU alumna and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Diane Resourceful, with a passion for keeping it simple. Wife, Mother and Grandmother. Who loves genealogy, family history, writing and yoga. Who feels happiest when serving others. Who has a Christ-centered life. Who gives 110% to any undertaking. Who would like to see more people interested in their ancestors! Resident of Mesa, Arizona Miller

Why I am a Mormon

My religion is central to my life. It gives me my most sought after possession – peace. Living in a hectic and troubled world can be disconcerting and I cherish the knowledge I have of the Savior’s plan. I love this quote from Elder L. Tom Perry: “We can’t predict all the struggles and storms in life, not even the ones just around the next corner, but as persons of faith and hope, we know beyond the shadow of any doubt that the gospel of Jesus Christ is true and the best is yet to come." I was raised in a strong LDS family with a rich pioneer heritage. Even as a young child, I knew the church was true. Going in to 1st grade, I took on the family challenge to read the Book of Mormon and read it myself that summer. I would ask my parents for help with the harder words. Later, at about the age of 8 years old, I first felt the spirit stir my soul as I took part in a large group of children singing in a regional church meeting. While serving a mission in New Zealand, I had many spiritual experiences as I testified of the Savior. I have seen and experienced the difference it makes in people’s lives as they embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ. There are so many components that come together and it begins to build a beautiful tapestry of life. It is indeed taking one step at a time and one day at a time. My family has been blessed as we follow the counsel of our living prophet, as we read the scriptures and pray together. Those simple steps change lives.

How I live my faith

I recently stepped away from my world of work in order to do family history full-time. I’m currently serving as a missionary at the Mesa FamilySearch Library. It’s serious fun! What a joy to be around like-minded people – both the patrons and other missionaries. I love the training, continual learning and interaction. I love helping patrons find, or come to know their loved ones and make that connection with the past. I never leave the Library without learning something new. I feel lucky to have my passion be one of the Three-Fold Missions of the church, which are: Proclaim the Gospel, Perfect the Saints and Redeem the Dead. I am proud to be a part of a religion that encompasses the salvation of all those that have lived on this earth. Life is eternal. To make it possible that every individual have the opportunity to accept the gospel of Jesus Christ is indeed mind-boggling, but we are up to the task. Each individual is important to our Heavenly Father; and to be in the business of searching out our loved ones and performing their sacred ordinances by proxy for them, such as baptism, is a privilege. We are all part of God’s family and I’m thankful to be involved in this most important work.