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Hi I'm Angela

I'm 53, a wife of 33 years, mother of 3, a grandmother of 1. I'm a student of the BYU-Idaho Pathways Program and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Utah but lived most of my life in Southern California where I met and married my sweetheart. I love to travel, read, sing, crochet, and sew. I have the most beautiful grand baby in the world!! I LOVE the beach and would live in a tent if I could live on a Pacific Ocean beach. I love animals, especially my beagle, and I love my children most of all! I have just started back to college after 20 years and hope to finish my bachelor's degree before I die. We lived in Texas for 13 years where I studied American Sign Language at the local community college but I never graduated. We moved to Arizona about 10 years ago and since all of my kids are either in college or have been to college, I decided it's about time I joined them and finished what I started 20 years ago.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of this church all of my life. However, there is a time in everyone's life when they have to decide for themselves if what they have been taught is true or not. I became converted at the age of 16 when I attended a youth conference with my age group of teenagers. Every day I read and study the gospel and after years of study, seminary (early morning religion class attended throughout high school) and institute classes (college age religion studies), Family Home Evening lessons, and weekly church attendance, I still learn new things. Having a living prophet on the earth to guide us through modern-day revelation is a huge blessing. My faith in Jesus Christ grows stronger every day and the peace the gospel brings to my life is incomparable. When my parents passed away, I didn't feel sad or angry or even a little insecure. I KNOW my parents are together on the other side. They are happy to be reunited and I am confident that the work of the saving of souls continues beyond the grave. I know my dad is preaching the scriptures and converting thousands just as he did here on the earth. I know my mom is organizing people and loving everyone just as she did here. They are healthy and young and we will be reunited again after death. I have no doubt in my mind and heart that this life is NOT the end and that we are here to be tried and tested to see if we will be faithful. In the end, the only things we take with us from this life are our families and whatever light and knowledge we have gained here. I hope to continue to glorify my Father in Heaven through faith in His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I teach the 6/7 year old class in the Primary organization of the church. They are the best kids and have amazing insight and understanding of who they are and what God expects of them. They are innocent and trusting but put me in my place if I misspeak! I love to visit with other women about the challenges of raising families in this day and age. Young mothers are so brave and I love to listen to their challenges and give advice when asked. I used to be in charge of the music for our main church service meeting but now I just get to sing in the choir and fellowship with my ward (congregation) members. Since I started back to school, I have learned so much in just 2 weeks about what living my religion is all about. I don't preach to people about my faith and I'm not an "in your face" Mormon! I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ with all my heart and believe its precepts. I have worked in the Mormon Temple in Mesa Arizona and love to do family history work (aka: Genealogy). If asked about my religion, I will share the facts and my feelings but I won't debate nor contend. I mostly try to be a good example to friends and neighbors and especially to my family. My favorite quote says, "The most important work we will ever do will be within the walls of our own home". I have worked as a school bus driver, school cafeteria aid, classroom aid, and reading tutor in the public school system here in AZ and I've seen first hand the major impact family life has on children. Having a mother and father in the home makes a huge difference on a child's attitude, self esteem and maturity level. "Children are an inheritance of the Lord".