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Hi I'm carolyn johnson christensen

I grew up in a "Mormon" household in Idaho. I am married, have four adopted children, and 12 grandchildren.

About Me

I am a mother of four adopted children of different nationalities. We have 12 grandchildren, one of which has returned to heaven. I graduated from BYU when I was 45 in psychology. I was a legal secretary for 10 years. I have dealt with personal depression throughout my life. Professionally, I was a legal secretary for ten years after my children reached adulthood. My two church service missions have been to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City on the International Floor where I specialized in Swedish research, and as a missionary at the Sandy Vegetable Project which supplies veggies to the Sandy Bishop's Storehouse and community organizations who help those in need. I have also served as a leader in our women's organization at the Utah State Prison in a women's branch for three years. I believe in the power and strength of families. I am addicted to doing Family History, and have worked on Family history since I was 8 years old. I am fortunate to have grandchildren living nearby and spend much time with them and other members of my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a "Mormon" oriented household in Idaho, but in my youth and young adulthood, I gained my own testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I have remained a Mormon because I believe in the principles of the gospel. I know God has answered my prayers throughout my life, and in doing so, it has been confirmed to me that Christ's church is on the earth at this time, and I belong to His church. I have come to know that all that God wants us to know on this earth is available in the Mormon church. I have a strong belief in the sanctity of the family, in the power of the priesthood, in the plan of salvation, and in God's love for me. These are the pillars of my faith. I rely on the knowledge the Mormon Church provides to keep me grounded, contented, happy, and at peace in spite of life's tribulations. I am a Mormon because I know that I belong to Christ's church here on the earth.

How I live my faith

I have tried to serve in many ways in our church. I play the piano and have had the opportunity to serve by being a pianist many times. I have been in leadership positions in the children's organization, the youth organization, and in the women's organization in our local area. I have the opportunity to visit assigned women in our church each month, and have developed close friendships by doing this I have had some unusual experiences that have enriched my life. I have served in our women's organization at the Utah State Prison. I have been a volunteer at the Salt Lake Family History Library helping people do Swedish family history research which I enjoyed immensely. For three years, I have served by helping at a vegetable garden in Sandy that supplies vegetables to the needy in our church and community. However, the above things and many more that I have done do not explain how I really live my faith. I try to live my faith by trying each day, little by little, to live more like Christ did, and to show my love for Him and God. I try to do this through service and study and self-improvement. I get discouraged with myself often, but I believe in my faith, and therefore, have not quit trying in spite of my feelings of inadequacy. I live my faith by trying to live more like a daughter of God.