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Hi I'm Diane Hawkins

I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah spent half my life there and then moved to Victor, Idaho for the last half of my life.

About Me

I am 62 years old, and I am the mother of 8 children 5 boys and three girls. I have 23 grandchildren to this point and hope to have more; my favorite thing is to be a GRANDMA. I hope above all that my grandchildren know that I love them. I love doing Family History (genealogy), cooking, and keeping a nice yard.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents and many generations before me have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, so I grew up going to that church. Like probably many, my testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ grew little by little as I witnessed prayers being answered. I participated in the Hill Cumorah Pageant as a young adult and that was a great experience in my life. I have received a witness from the Holy Ghost which I received at the age of eight after I was baptized by those with the authority, of the things I was doing were right. I have a firm testimony that Jesus is the Christ, that we have a loving Heavenly Father who hears and answers prayers, and that they are both separate personages. I testify that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God who restored the priesthood authority to the earth for this dispensation of time, and that he translated the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ along with the Bible that was written by ancient prophets for our day. The knowledge I have of forever families is very important to me, knowing that I can see my dear family and friends who have passed on again. I know that God does not forget his children and has blessed us with living prophets as he did in ancient times. I love this Church and know it to be true.

How I live my faith

I have served in many positions in my church, and one of my favorites and the one I think as the most important is the opportunity I have of visiting with other sisters in my church. Being able to serve others with their needs, also fulfills my needs.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Diane Hawkins
The truth of this question helps us to know that God loves all his children, and wants them to return to Him someday. I testify that the authority was given to seal not only Husband and Wife together, but families together for eternity. Show more Show less