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Hi I'm Deb

I have lived in England all my life and I am the mother of 2 children. I am a secretary and love my family. I am a Mormon.

About Me

My faith has helped me cope with life's challenges many times. I have lost loved ones too young which could have been devastating to some. I was very shy when I was young with little confidence and found myself bullied at times. But I have immersed my life in my family, my work and my church service. I have the best friends who I laugh with and enjoy cooking, eating, listening to music and going to the theatre. I was a stay at home mother whilst my children were young but I took part time computer courses at college whilst they were at school to keep up with the times. It meant I could find work fairly easily once I decided to go back into the workplace. I am a sales administrator which doesn't sound very interesting but the industry I work in is fragrance which is very appealing especially as my favourite toy as a child was a perfume kit. :)

Why I am a Mormon

As I said I joined the church with my mother when I was only 8 years old however I have come to know for myself through sincere prayer that the principles taught in our church make sense. They make life worth living, give it a purpose and a hope of a brighter future. Many people focus on the fact that I do not drink alcohol. To me that is only a very small part of living my religion. I choose not to drink alcohol as a sign of obedience to that particular recommendation but that should not define who I am. I keep my body healthy and enjoy the beautiful things the world offers. Laughter, kindness, knowledge and learning, looking for the good in people instead of criticizing the bad and appreciating the beauty and miracles of nature. I enjoy being a woman in the church and love to serve. One of my favourite verses of scripture are in Proverbs 31:10-31 in the Old Testament. It talks about the more important things that a woman should strive for. But we should strive to be virtuous, loving and trustworthy, industrious, wise, unselfish and hard working. I love my family who I want to be with for eternity which as far as I can see is only offered through sacred ceremonies in our temples. I know I am a daughter of a Heavenly Father who loves all the people he has created in this world. For that reason we love and respect all people and try and serve them as we would our brothers and sisters. We are a peace loving people who only desire to see happiness in peoples lives. If you are seriously interested in feeling the same peace and fulfilment we feel then I encourage you to read and study the Book of Mormon which is a history of the people who lived on the American continent around the same time the Holy Bible was written. It is a second witness that the bible is true, that Jesus Christ lived and was resurrected and that there is life after death. It testifies that Jesus is the Son of God and that his gospel is the only way we should live by.

How I live my faith

I joined the church with my mother when I was 8 years old as she was converted by two missionaries who knocked at our front door. Whilst my father did not choose the same religion I have often felt a gratitude that my mother accepted their message and raised me with the same conviction. I have served in the church for many years. As I was the only member of our congregation who could play the piano at all when I was 16 years old I was assigned as the regular organist. It was quite a challenge for somebody who only just had passed grade 2 piano exams and I made quite a few mistakes - but it made me a better pianist and my confidence grew. I have served in the youth program many many times either as a teacher, advisor, secretary or president. Amongst other things we have organised talent shows, service projects, camps and larger scale conventions. It thrills me to see how the gospel of Jesus Christ can give confidence and spiritual strength and integrity to the young people in our church. It can change lives for the good. The opportunities they are given make them happy self fulfilled individuals and they recognise their place in the world and their relationship with others is one of respect for all of God's children. The young women work to achieve goals in all areas of their life which increases their faith, their individual worth and gives them the tools required to contribute effectively to the society they live in.