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Hi I'm Phyllis Andersen

I was raised in Utah. We married & have lived in TX, AZ, CA, NV, IL, & HI Our kids are married and we enjoy being grandparents.

About Me

I was taught to sew as a young girl. I studied in high school and college and became a professional seamstress. I have been happily married for 46 years and we have six wonderful children who are all married now and have families of their own. I sewed in our home when the children were young, making wedding dresses. For years I helped my husband run his plumbing repair business, answering the phone and keeping the books. Now we enjoy our many grandchildren and enjoy doing Family History work as well as volunteer work for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints here in Hawaii at the Polynesian Cultural Center. He works as a plumber here and I sew costumes. I am very health minded and enjoy making delicious whole wheat bread.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of this church for 58 years. As a teenager I read the Book of Mormon and knew that it was true. I have studied the New Testament and love our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I know that He loves me and that He lives. I know that through serving our fellowman, our families, and our kindred, we are serving our God. God has no hands but our hands and I have received such joy in my life from serving others. I love to help when a new baby is born. I love to give comfort when someone has a death in the family. I love to clean and pack when folks are moving. I love to teach young children and bless their lives. I love to work with teenagers and guide them to the path of happiness that I have found. The LDS Church has brought me great joy in giving me ways to serve and help God and His children here on this earth. I have read the histories of my kindred dead. They joined the Church in the early days and walked across the plains, leaving their homelands and joining the Saints in the West. They lived a simple life and worked hard to make a new home for their family. Their faith made them strong. I have great faith and it has made me strong. I try and teach my family that life is what we make of it. We must work to make this a better place for the youth that follow us. I love my Savior, Jesus Christ. He is my light and my joy. Being a member of His Church has brought me great joy and happiness and I know that it will bring joy to you and your family, too.

How I live my faith

We are serving in Hawaii at our own expense as volunteers at the Polynesian Cultural Center. I sew costumes and my husband repairs the plumbing and keeps the restrooms in good working order. We work on Sunday with the young college aged youth in the church groups. We help them by teaching Sunday School classes. I teach them occasionally life skills such as cooking and sewing. As a special service, I have helped many young women prepare their wedding dresses so they feel more comfortable and modest. My husband and I enjoy attending the temple here every week. In that way we are helping with Family History work. I feel that my example to the youth here and to our grandchildren is very important. Our happy marriage inspires them to look for a loving spouse who will help them achieve a happy marriage.