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Hi I'm Chris

Yes, I am a Mormon.. I'm a mother, grandmother and great grandmother and wish I'd found the church earlier. It's never too late!

About Me

I am retired now and loving it. I have had a varied work history, working. in retail, as an office manager, a non-profit agency helping women in crisis, and as a high school English teacher. I have to admit though I have enjoyed every job, my years of teaching brought the most joy. I thought I might be bored not working but I am a member of two book clubs, play the piano every day and have recovered most of my former skill. I enjoy my adult children and am an active grandmother for my three young adult grand children. I also rent 2-3 films a week. So I have a full life and although I live alone I am not lonely.

Why I am a Mormon

I have looked for a church for several years. The church in which I was raised and was an active member of for years was having so much controversy about their beliefs or was always trying to raise money for yet a larger parking lot or bigger building. I just gave up trying to find a church home and told God more or less that He would have to find a church for me and stopped going to church completely. My divorce plus the loss of both parents within a few years and the awareness that my adult children didn't need me as intensely as they once had gave me a feeling of deep sadness and loneliness. Not happy. I believed this was just a sad part of aging. One day at WalMart there were two missionaries behind me in the check out line. I had been called on by various missionaries before so I knew from their name tags who they were. I welcomed them to Texas and we visited a bit. Later I went to lunch nearby and there the two missionaries were eating lunch. I asked if I could sit with them and they asked if I would like to take a tour of a Mormon church. I assured them I was not interested in joining their church but thought it would be interesting to have a tour. As soon as I walked in with them I had this feeling that I had come home, that I belonged there! They asked me pray and ask God if He wanted me to learn more. I said I had prayed about finding a church already and what did I have to lose by listening to them? I was baptized three months later and today I know I have a purpose--to love God and serve others. I have a peace I don't think I've ever known. What more could I ask? . .

How I live my faith

I do live my faith in so many ways. I've played the piano for the children's primary classes and love hearing their sweet voices in song. I also visit three women every month to get to know them better and help them in any way I can. Recently a fellow member had all of her children plus grandchildren visit for July4th celebrations. I fixed a big pot of red beans and rice and took it over for their lunch one day. I was asked to teach a women's study group at church and what a joy it is to teach again. I love it!! Sundays used to feel lonely for me and I never looked forward to it. I have to say it's now my favorite day.