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Hi I'm Judy

I am a retired exec.secretary, and am a Mormon mom of 6, with 25 grandkids plus 8 step-grandkids. Life is beautiful

About Me

I am a retired secretary with 5 of my 6 married kids living nearby including 22 out of 33 grandkids. Family activities, celebrations, dinners, holidays, birthdays are where most of my time is spent. Especially time with each individual grandkid on their birthday. I love to bake, host family gatherings, travel with my husband, and spend time at our family cabin in the cool forest riding rzrs and quads. I guess my hobbies are my grandkids! :) but I do like to crochet, organize my home, and dance. I especially love to serve and help others, be it family or friend. I serve one day each week in a nearby Mormon temple. I like to read history and factual fiction, and am taking more of an interest in my civic duty regarding our political leaders.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized at age 8 but fell away from the church in my teens. The joy and peace of the gospel had stayed in my heart as a child however and I knew I would return to activity at some point. It happened after marrying and having my first child. I couldn't bear the thought of being a parent without the guidance and foundation of the gospel of Jesus Christ. In my teen years of inactivity I had found the worldly life and points of view to be unfulfilling, hopeless, and scary. I wanted my children, and myself as a mom, to have the hope, knowledge and truth that I had found in this church. Living my life according to the doctrines of this church has blessed my life and my children more than I can say. I am so glad I returned to activity and even after many years my knowledge and testimony of the truthfulness of it continues to grow every day. I know Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. It is the most inspiring and true book I have ever read. It is pure unedited scripture from prophets who lived on the American continent hundreds of years ago, translated by the Prophet Joseph Smith by divine guidance. I have never had an unanswered question as to who I am or where I am going. I understand what my purpose is, what is important, and I am at peace regardless of the turmoil in the world. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Having been a member of the church many years I have served a calling in almost every auxiliary teaching or as a leader in the youth, children's, or women's programs. Currently I am coordinator of the visiting teaching program in the women's organization wherein each woman age 18 or older is visited in her home each month by two women. I love seeing that the needs of the women are met and that each one feels loved and cared for. I live my faith by trying to do unto others as they would have me do unto them. I am continually trying to improve myself by studying the life of Jesus Christ and patterning my actions after his. I feel the church is a hospital for those of us who need help--not a place for those who are perfect. I don't always do everything right, but we haven't failed until we quit trying. I try to never be judgmental of others. I look for ways to be generous with all I have been blessed with in this world. Christ is the center of my home and life and the gospel gives me guidance for peace and joy in my life.

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

The purpose of Church welfare is to help others short term as the plan to eventually help themselves. It provides and cares for those in need allowing them along the way to work to bless others. Although they have nothing tangible to give they give of themselves. It also assists them in a plan to be self reliant . Show more Show less