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Hi I'm Vicki

I have 5 grown children and 8 adorable grandchildren. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for 36 years to a great person and we had 5 children. I enjoy the outdoors and twice each week go hiking for exercise with a few good friends. Sewing, cooking, gardening, and several other homemaking skills are a big part of my time usage. I enjoy learning new skills and information about nearly anything. I am a retired Registered Nurse and I worked much of my short career in Orthopedic Nursing. After each child I had I dropped a day per week of work until I didn't have any more hours to cut out, then I became a full time mom. I have lived in the western US for my entire life, but I love to travel to other areas of the country as well as to other countries around this beautiful world. My husband and I are at the age where our children are gone from the house, and our parents are requiring more care. We don't live near our 3 remaining parents, but we try to help our sibling out by emotionally supporting them and helping any way we can.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was about 14 and a freshman in school, my friends began to party. I saw that these friends were acting like they were having a fun time of it and so I thought I'd better figure out if I was going to participate with them or if I was going to "do this church thing." I had been raised as a member of this church and I thought I'd better find out for myself if it was true. So I fervently prayed and fasted about this issue. I felt like the next Sunday at church all the lessons and talks given really hit my heart and made me get emotional as the Spirit of the Holy Ghost testified that what they were saying was true. I had felt like that on occasion before, but this particular time it was the whole meeting. That was my answer. I decided to embrace the Gospel fully after that and by the time I was a sophomore in high school which is the following year, my friends were saying "no" for me if I was ever asked to participate in anything that was against my religion. These same good friends became my protectors. As the years progressed, I gained a testimony of many different aspects of the gospel. Things that are much more important to my salvation than not drinking alcohol, such as embracing the atonement of my Savior Jesus Chris, have touched my heart and my conviction to follow His church has become part of who I am.

How I live my faith

My most recent job at church has been working with other organizations in my community to plan and carry out service opportunities. My job has been to involve members of my church community with members of other organizations in our city. I have worked in the women's organization in our church as well as working with teenagers and children over the years. I've probably spent 60 percent of my volunteer time in my adult life working with young women from 12 years to 18 years old. When I have been asked to do this calling each time I get excited and always enjoy the girls. Soon I am going on a mission with my husband. We were asked to be in charge of a mission, so we will be the leaders and teachers of the missionaries in that area. We will have both young adult missionaries as well as older senior couples who serve in the mission. I'm a little nervous for this responsibility, but love young people and always want to help them learn and grow in their lives. I will need to rely on the Lord to help me recall scriptures I've learned over the years and continue reading the Bible and the Book of Mormon each day as I serve in this capacity. I also have a strong suspicion that I will be on my knees in prayer, during these next 3 years, more than I ever have been before in my life.