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Hi I'm Dorothy Barker

I grew up in Shelley, Idaho. I taught nine-year old children in Firth, Idaho. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am the youngest of four children. We grew up in a small rural community. Both my parents were educators. Mother taught eight graders for seventeen years. My father taught choral and instrumental music in the high school. I played a saxaphone in band for six years. I was very studious and graduated as valedictorian in my high school . Later from college I graduated magna cum laude. During those years I played the piano and organ, sewed most of my clothes, worked selling tickets at the local theater and did a lot of genealogy. In 8th grade my science fair project on photography won first place. I like to travel and have been to England, Israel, and Scandinavia. I went on a mission for my church to Michigan . On returning home I worked twenty-one years for that same church doing clerical duties. Now I am retired and living in a retirement community with people in heir eighties and nineties.

Why I am a Mormon

My knowledge of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon and the pure gospel of Jesus Christ which it contains is my most priceless possession. It's message has imparted knowledge, comfort, wisdom, and courage all my life. I know it to be the word of the Lord and a companion volume to the Bible. It testifies anew that Jesus Christ is the Savior and Redeemer of the world. I know it is true. Abiding by the teachings of the Book of Mormon gives a dimension to my life that I do not want to be without.

How I live my faith

Much time is spend doing service in my community and church. For example I played the organ weekly fourteen years in my church. For about six years I taught a monthly lesson to the women of my congregation. Lessons were religious in nature, teaching about Christ and his doctrines, how to be happy and make other people happy. Later I chose to serve a mission for my church for eighteen months. I visit my elderly neighbors taking them a message of hope, courage, and peace. There is a partner who accompanies me on these visits. These are pleasant and meaningful times.