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Hi I'm Debbie

And I am a Mormon. I joined the Church at age 19 and doing so was one of the best and defining decisions I've made in my life.

About Me

I am a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. I love these roles in my life! I love spending time with my family. As a young mother I was able to be a "stay at home mom." I feel this was a great blessing to me and to my children. I was able to be there at their comings and goings, so they could fill me in on what was going on during their days. I loved that time...the days at the park and the library, the visits to Grandma's house, making cookies on cold days, helping out at the school where they attended. As they grew I felt I needed to go back to school. I received my degree and obtained a CPA license. I work as an accounting manager at a mental health center. I love to be outside. My husband and I spend our spare time bike riding, walking, hiking, and camping. The light of our lives are our five grandchildren. We look for every chance to spend time with them!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe and feel with all my heart that this Church is Christ's Church. My mom was a Mormon when I was growing up, but my father was not. We rarely attended the LDS Church. As I got old enough to make my own decisions, I attended the Baptist Church. I had a thirst for spiritual things. I attended for several years and found good things at this church, but there were some things that did not set well with me. Once, as I got a little older, I attended the LDS Church with my boyfriend. The missionaries asked to set up a time to come to teach me. I had just started college and many of my values were being challenged. I welcomed their visit. As they taught me over the course of several weeks and I read the Book of Mormon and prayed, I felt such a wonderful feeling! I had never felt such joy! I was baptized and have loved the life I have led as a latter day saint for all of the years since. As I have read and re-read the Book of Mormon I feel the Holy Ghost bear record of the truths it contains and I'm convinced by this same power that it is the word of God. I know that Joseph Smith was the instrument in God's hands to restore His Church to this earth with the priesthood power to administer the saving ordinances of the gospel. We have a prophet today! As I have tried to follow the advice of living prophets, my life has been uplifted. Because of being active in this Church--partaking of it's ordinances, giving service, living it's teachings--l feel that I've grown closer to my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. They are an integral part of my life.

How I live my faith

One way I live my faith is by actively participating in the many service opportunities the Church offers it's members. I've had the wonderful opportunity to be a teacher to all age groups, from the three year olds to the 83 year olds. I've had the opportunity to serve as a camp director for the girls age 12 to 18 for many years. I've helped with many youth conferences. Through this service I feel I am showing my Heavenly Father my love for Him. In the scriptures it says, "When ye are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of your God." Another way I live my faith is by trying to live the teachings of our Savior, Jesus Christ. I try to pray and read the scriptures daily. I try to be honest in my dealings with others. I try to work hard and give an honest day's work at my job. I pay tithing and find other ways to bless the lives of the people around me. I try to be kind and loving to others. I'm very far from being perfect, but I work at living the way I feel the Savior would have me live.

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

The Holy Ghost is the third member of the Godhead, along with our Heavenly Father and His son, Jesus Christ. Each member is a distinct, separate being, but they are one in purpose. The Holy Ghost has Church we are given the gift of the Holy Ghost after baptism. As we obey the commandments, the Holy Ghost is able to be close to us. He can give us comfort, guidance and direction, and testify of the reality of our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I have felt his influence in my life and I'm so grateful for it. Show more Show less