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Hi I'm Dale Storey

I am a Mormon. After many years of searching I converted to the Church. I was the only member of my family to be baptized.

About Me

I am the mother of four and step-mother to two. My husband and I have 13 grandchildren ranging in age from 29 years to 9 months. I enjoy shopping at thrift stores and looking for bargains. I am interested in genealogy and am actively searching for my ancestors. The majority of my working years I was a supervisor for a public utility and my second career was that as a judicial assistant to district court judges. I recently retired and spend a great deal of time with my grandchildren. I want them to know who I am, that I love them and hope they will be able to remember me and the fact I had a testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His Church.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was in sixth grade I asked my mother if I had ever been baptized. We did not go to church and I had no religion to call my own. She told me she left it up to me to decide for myself when I was ready and knew what I wanted. I asked if it was necessary for me to be baptized in order to go to Heaven. I cannot remember her specific answer. From that time on I wondered about who I was and where I came from and knew that there was more to me than this physical body.....there was something more; otherwise I would not have a conscience or feelings of good and bad. I went to several churches with friends and did not feel any of them had the answer. I grew up having some "Mormon" friends and their love of family always appealed to me but they seemed rather "clickish". I don't believe any of them ever invited me to attend their church. Looking back, I wish they would have as I believe I would have found the truth much sooner than I did. I felt the "spirit" in one of the last lessons with the missionaries and the scripture they had me read was the answer to the question I had since the sixth grade.

How I live my faith

I have been involved in many activities, some of which include planning and organizing events, teaching the youth, young children and adults in my ward. While working with the youth, I attended girl's camps and helped our boy scouts earn their merit badges. I especially enjoy participating in humanitarian efforts and those activities that help strengthen the area in which I live. The world can seem kind of crazy at times, but the peace I find in the gospel helps me focus and maintain a balance and optimism I might not otherwise be able to have. Truth can do that for all of us. Reading the Book of Mormon daily, helps remind me of what can happen when we lose the light that is the truth. I have spent many hours over the past several years in search of my ancestors. It is a wonderful thing to find out about those who have "gone" before me, how they lived, what they did; just to know their names. It has given me a sense of "belonging" bridging the past and the present.