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Hi I'm Holly

I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. I converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1989 at the age of 28.

About Me

I am a wife and mother of six wonderful children and a grandmother of nine grandchildren. My husband and I met at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah. We were both attending BYU on golf scholarships. We were not yet members of the LDS faith. We married in 1980 and in 1989 we were taught and baptized by missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For many years I had a dream of finishing school in order to earn a nursing degree. When my youngest child was 14 I decided to return to school. I love school and have a passion for health care and look forward to my graduation and becoming a registered nurse.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a loving, good family. We were not active in any organized religion but I was Christened as a baby in the Episcopalian church. My husband and I were married in the Episcopalian church but was never active in this faith. In 1988 my husband and I had three daughters that we loved very much but I found life challenging. I did not know the purpose of life and felt an emptiness inside myself. I spent a few month contemplating why I was here and if there were a grand plan for me and my family. In October 1988 I awoke one morning very early and felt a need and I strong desire to pray, something I have had never done before. This thought to pray was strange to me and I resisted this desire for a couple of reasons: first, I wondered, was there a God and secondly, if there was, why would He listen to my prayer when I never thought of Him or prayed to Him. I felt unworthy of God's love and support. After an hour or so I gave in to the thought of praying. I knew that if there was a God, and if He really did hear and answer prayers, then I knew God could answer my questions. As I began to pray I was immediately overcome with the most powerful, undeniable feeling of love, a feeling that I had never felt before. I knew God was hearing and even more importantly was answering my prayer. During this prayer it was revealed to me that I was a child of God and that He loved me more than I could comprehend. I also was filled with a powerful knowledge that Jesus Christ was my Savior and He atoned for my sins and that He also loved me. A few weeks later it was powerfully revealed to me that we, as a family, needed to attend the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I telephoned a neighbor and told them we wanted to go to church and asked where and what time church was. Of course they were somewhat surprised and very thrilled with our desire to attend church. A weak or so later we began the Missionary discussions and were baptized a few months later, January 1989

How I live my faith

I am active in church and I love and value my faith in Jesus Christ. In our church / ward, I serve as the Primary President. Primary is an organization of children ranging in age from eighteen months to eleven years old. I love serving these precious little children of our Heavenly Father. They bring me so much joy and happiness. Children are so faithful, loving, and forgiving. As I work with and serve these children it becomes obvious to me why the Savior tells us that we must "become as little children" (Matthew 18:3, Holy Bible). They are such a great example to me of Christ-like faith and love. I am also a visiting teacher in my church / ward which allows me to visit three women in my neighborhood each month. When we visit we talk about the gospel of Jesus Christ and share our testimonies with each other. As a visiting teacher, I have the blessing and responsibility to watch over and serve the women I visit. I love serving in the church.