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Hi I'm Mindy

I grew up in Utah. I love teaching. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a family with four children and am the youngest child. We travelled lots, moved around a bit, and always enjoyed my father's famous popcorn and a good movie. My parents are both teachers so our dinner conversations were lively and interesting. I learned to love great people and great food as a result. I love quality colored pens, nice paper, ripe raspberries, our Church hymns, fresh peas, singing and collecting people. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Family Sciences and have taught children and adults of varying ages. I have three wonderful children of my own: A girl sandwich (boy-girl-boy). My husband passed away nine years ago so I'm a widow. I love traveling and have visited Israel, Egypt, England, Germany, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Canada, Switzerland, Mexico, and Alaska. I lived in Argentina for 16 months as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints many years ago. I love the Latin people and have learned to be more open and expressive because of my time in South America. I have recently started running and have run two 5K's in the last year. I love it! Running is a mind game and working on strengthening my mind. I feel physically better than I have in years!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Christ's only true church on the earth today. I have studied its doctrine from the time I was very young and have received so many answers to prayers that I am confident this is God's Church. I have also seen many people changed for good as they have accepted the gospel and started living it's truths. Truth will prevail. I believe that God is my father and that he loves me in a way that is not mortal nor comprehendible but that I can feel deeply. He has comforted me in very difficult times in my life and continues to hear and answer my prayers. He is gentle with me and understands me when no one else does. I have never doubted his love, or His wisdom in crafting the events of my life. He knows me better than anyone. I believe that Jesus Christ is my older brother and that he knows me personally. I believe he took upon himself the sins of every soul who would ever live on this earth and because of that, we are free from eternal bondage. I believe his Atonement was the most important event in human history and that through that Atonement, everyone who will ever live on this earth can receive exaltation. I believe Christ also loves me in an everlasting, eternal way. I believe that Joseph Smith is as great a man as ever walked this earth and a true prophet of God. I have deep respect for him. I believe he was foreordained, trained and prepared to restore the gospel of Jesus Christ to the earth after a great apostasy. He set a powerful example of how we can be favored of the Lord amidst our afflictions (1 Nephi 1:1). I love the Prophet Joseph Smith. I believe that Heavenly Father has the ability to make lemonade out of lemons. He can take any horrible situation and make it sweet. Therefore, we needn’t worry about what could happen in the future. He will make everything alright.

How I live my faith

I love my congregation (ward)! So many older couples leave to serve the Church full-time as missionaries or couples who oversee missionaries in all different countries. I remember when I first moved in I realized I wanted to be like these people. They have taught me so much! In the first week people came by to visit and also brought over fresh vegetables and cookies. We felt so welcome! I get to teach the 16-17 yr. olds in Sunday school each Sunday for 45 minutes. They know so much already about the doctrine of the Church and they live their lives with integrity. They read the Bible and other scriptures each day and can find verses about different topics in just a minute or two. There are seven of them right now who are serving missions for the Church all over the world from Alaska to Indiana to Ghana. I also visit the same three women in the Church each month to assess any needs they may have and to share an inspirational message. I go with another woman in the Church and we have helped these women clean; we have taken them dinners; we have dropped off cards and freshly-baked bread. And we have talked about the gospel of Jesus Christ together. Usually we pray before we leave, asking God to bless and protect these women. I have two other women who visit me each month. They have helped me do so many things! Even picked me up from the airport 30 minutes away. One of the things I love to do in Church is direct the hymn-singing. Our hymnbook includes wonderful hymns such as "How Great Thou Art," "Nearer My God To Thee," and "Away in a Manger," and many more that are not so well known. I thrill when I see people in the congregation be touched by lyrics and music combined.