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Hi I'm Rosanne

I'm a nurse practitioner, a skier, a devoted wife and mother, and....I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I grew up in Utah and have been a Mormon all my life, although I have many friends who are of other faiths in addition to those who are latter-day-saints. I am married, and have six children - three birth children, and three my husband and I adopted from Kazakhstan in 2000. I love them all! We also have two fun-loving and sweet pitbull mixes that we play with each day. I just completed my master's degree as a nurse practitioner and enjoy working with patients and helping them improve their health. I am an avid skier, hiker, bicyclist, and have a great love of the outdoors and the beautiful mountains in my home state. I also love to ride horses, especially when I can ride with friends. I play piano and organ, and have accompanied many choirs and soloists in my area. I also play the violin, and a little guitar. I love music of all types, and when I can combine it with skiing I am in heaven! I am a cancer survivor, having been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. I was able to have excellent physicians and nurses who participated in my care, and have been cancer-free since fall of 2011. I recently adopted a vegetarian lifestyle, and have enjoyed learning to cook interesting foods using vegetables, fruits, nuts, and grains. I have found it very beneficial to my well-being and that of my family, and find it satisfying that no animals are being harmed for my benefit.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by wonderful parents, who nurtured me and taught me the gospel. I have a firm testimony of my Father in Heaven; His son, Jesus Christ, as my Savior and Redeemer; and in the Holy Ghost. I so love my Father in Heaven and am grateful for the knowledge I have of His great love for me. I am thankful for this beautiful earth, created as a testing ground for us to learn of Him, make correct choices, and return to His presence. I love my Savior and know that because of His great sacrifice, I can be forgiven of my sins, and through His grace become worthy to return to live with Him someday. I love Him for his great example of goodness and for His perfect life. He has shown us the way, and given us the means to be able to return to our Father and our heavenly home. My knowledge of Jesus Christ as my Savior and Redeemer has grown over a lifetime of study, prayer, and spiritual experiences that have demonstrated that He knows me personally and loves me deeply. I have experienced amazing evidences of Him in my life and in the lives of my children that witnessed to me that He is aware of our needs, our struggles, and our accomplishments, and that He desires our happiness and success. I have seen the influence of our Father in Heaven as lives have improved and as burdens have been lifted. I have seen the hand of our Savior as I have interacted with patients in hospitals and clinics, and have felt His presence, comforting and uplifting those experiencing pain, fear, and sorrow. I have felt of His love as I have seen the great beauty of this glorious earth, and as I have played or sung music testifying of Him. I have felt the comfort and inspiration of the Holy Ghost in times of need, and have felt the presence of angels near those I've served. I am grateful for a living prophet who loves the Lord and who testifies of Him. I am a Mormon because I know that the gospel uplifts, ennobles, creates, and inspires beauty. I know my Savior lives! What a magnificent blessing!

How I live my faith

I have served in my church in women's organizations, youth organizations, and with children as a teacher, leader, and friend. I have played the organ for the various congregations of which I have been a member, and have performed piano solos many times. I have also sung in various choirs and truly love uplifting music which testifies of Christ! My husband, a physician, and I have volunteered medical assistance for youth outings and for scouting endeavors. I currently serve as a visiting teacher and love being able to visit with other women as we discuss and learn more about our Savior. My husband is working with a congregation of young single adults as a bishop, and has found it very satisfying to serve these young men and women, and to help them learn to serve one another. I love associating with these young men and women, and have learned so much from them. They are beautiful, energetic, caring, devoted, and absolutely wonderful! This calling has been a great blessing to my husband and me, and I am grateful for this opportunity to serve.