What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Carol

I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. I am married with 4 sons. I am now a grandmother with 7 grandchildren. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a loving home in Salt Lake City. I attended BYU and studied to become an elementary education teacher. I taught elementary school for a couple of years. I soon met the love of my life and we were soon married. We started a family and had four wonderful sons. I decided to become a stay-at-home mom As our sons grew, I noticed that a couple of them had a difficult time learning how to read. As a teacher, I decided to try to help them as much as I could in a variety of ways. I helped to start a charter school and I investigated different reading curriculums to see which ones would work for my children. In my search, I discovered that many in my family had dyslexia. Several of my relatives struggled with reading and continue to struggle. I decided to become trained in an Orton-Gillingham curriculum. I began my own tutoring business helping many students, who had dyslexia, learn how to read. It was very rewarding. I also love being outside playing tennis, pickleball, gardening, and riding my bike. I also love to read, crochet, knit, and quilt. My husband and I are now retired and have moved to a warmer climate so we can be closer to family. We have loved it. We love being with our family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I grew up in a family that was very active in all aspects of the Mormon Church. I remember as a young child that I would ponder the teachings of Jesus Christ. As I would do this, I would feel His love for me. It would fill my heart with great joy. I always knew that I could pray for His help and that He would listen to me. I eventually left home to go to college. Being away from home, I decided to read the Book of Mormon for the first time. As I completed this book of scripture, I followed the the challenge given by Moroni, to pray to my Heavenly Father to know if this book was true. I felt a warm assurance that it was the word of God. I cannot deny that I know that this book is true When I completed my schooling, I decided to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I was called to serve in the Milan, Italy Mission. It was wonderful testifying to the Italian people of the truthfulness the Gospel of Jesus Christ. My testimony continued to grow. Along with my four sons I have been blessed with grandchildren. I want to help each grandchild gain a testimony of His Church. I try to live in such a way that I can continue to have His Spirit with me. My husband and I have decided to serve a mission for The Church as a senior couple. We have been called to serve in the Nauvoo, Illinois Mission. We are excited to share our testimonies with others through the activities in this mission. I am so grateful that I understand the Plan of Salvation. I am so grateful that I understand where I came from, why I live here on this earth, and where I am going. I am grateful for my Savior and his atoning sacrifice He made so we can once again return to live with our Heavenly Father. I have been so blessed. I am grateful I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Being a mother has been very important to me. I wanted to teach my four sons the importance of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and how we can live our faith in our home, by being active in our Church and also within the community. As a mother, I would take opportunities to help my children serve each other, serve friends, and serve within our community. We would also study the scriptures together as a family. I have been very active in my Church in many ways. I have taught several religion classes from the youngest members to the oldest. Most recently, I have taught a group of high school students each morning before school begins. We come together for one hour and discuss lessons that are learned from the scriptures and how it relates to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. One church responsibility that I have enjoyed throughout my life is visiting with a few of the sisters in our church each month. We are able to help each other with whatever needs may arise. Often we help each other by babysitting, helping with meals, and just being a friend that cares. Since I have had four boys to raise, I have been very active in the Boy Scouts of America. I have loved being a den mother and committee chair in this organization. I have also been very active in our school PTO. I have hosted many classroom parties, along with helping with many other school responsibilities.