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Hi I'm Deanna Adams Miyasaki

I'm a farm girl: a daughter, a wife, a mom, a grandmother. These titles have brought me more happiness & success than any career.

About Me

I have two older brothers and two younger sisters. We all grew up in the same little farm house. We worked together, played together, and fought together. My dad was a very good farmer and he provided well for our family on his little 250 acre farm. Our farmland had very fertile soil that produced high yielded crops. We were able to harvest the hay, grain, and potatoes with rarely having to hire extra help. When I think about potato harvest, I think of the different roles each family member had. We all had to get up early, eat breakfast, and be out in the field. There was a spirit of family unity as we were expected to help each other and be watchful of things that needed to be done. We watched our dad focus on having everything ready to go when we hit the field. There was no wasting of valuable time waiting for another person to do their job. Our mom prepared three healthy meals every day, as well as drove truck. There was a spirit of respect for our parents and how they efficiently ran things. Of course I didn't realize this until I was married with a family of my own. The hard farm work, made me realize that I would never marry farmer, however, I married a farm boy who had the same kind of up bringing. He was a controller most of the time for agricultural businesses. We also ran his dad's farm for 8 years. I went to LDS business college and had a good job while my husband attended USU. I was lucky to be a stay at home wife and mother.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because my mother took me and my brothers & sisters to church every Sunday. When my nonmember dad attended my baptism, I was so happy that he was there. I so wished he was sitting on the bench with us every sunday. That never happened in his earthly life, but I have never given up hope that we would be an eternal family. As a young girl,, whenever I bore my testimony or was asked to give a talk, I was touched with the spirit telling me how important family is. The importance of family became stronger when I married my Japanese husband and learned from his parents the trials they experienced. I was given specific instructions to learn about their past. Writing their histories instilled even more the importance of family. They too never became members while here on this earth, but I have always known that I was suppose to be a "Miyasaki" and I have an important role to play in regards to the salvation of our family. Relationships are difficult and can bring a lot of discouragement, but I am constantly reminded to endure and have faith and never give up. If Satan destroys the family unit, they may drift from the gospel for a season, but I believe they will come back because of the blessings of the temple. President Monson stated "The world can be a challenging and difficult place in which to live. We are often surrounded by that which would drag us down. As you and I go to the holy house of God, as we remember the covenants we make within, we will be more able to bear every trial and overcome each temptation in this sacred sanctuary. We will find peace, We will be renewed and fortified." In my family ancestory, because one girl fell away from the church, there were no more live baptisms, confirmations, or temple ordinances performed in that family line for three generations... almost 100 years. But starting with me and my siblings baptisms and our children & grandchildrens baptisms we are now going into a new three generations of active members.

How I live my faith

Being raised in a predominately Mormon community, by a nonmember dad, always made me envy my friends who were sealed to their parents. I loved my family and I knew we were a good family in many ways. At a young age, I experienced situations that strengthened my faith. As a young wife and mother, I was amazed at the confidence I gained as I accepted & fulfilled my church callings. I have been asked to do things that I would have never seen myself doing. Being called as President over the youth was devastating, but when I prayed about it, a peace came over me. I knew I had help from above. By seeking the Lord's guidance in all of my church callings, I have been given abilities that were not natural for me. The Lord has given me the strength & confidence to do things that I would have never thought possible. My family has been watched over and protected. I have always wanted to be a good example to my siblings, my friends, and especially to my husband and children. I hope they know that the gospel has always been a priority to me. If I do my calling, I will have the energy to get everything else done that is necessary. There have been several times in my life, that going to the temple has given me a total different perspective on things that were troubling me. This perspective was different from what the natural man was telling me to do, and prevented me from making very bad choices. My faith has made me celebrate my husband's life, and not mourn his death. My faith makes me smile every single day and move forward with courage. My faith brings me joy & makes me realize how important the simple things in life are. The gospel gives me the faith to endure this earthly life which is just a brief moment compared to eternity. I am currently on a service mission at the Polynesian Cultural Center where there are 32 different nationalities teaching me hard work, unconditional love and humility. They uplift and inspire me every single day. What a blessing they are to me!