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Hi I'm Carol

Hello, I grew up in Caldwell Idaho, I live in Island Park Idaho now with my husband. I am a Mormon and I love the gospel.

About Me

I am a Mother, daughter, sister, aunt and wife. I love paper crafts, sewing, and my new thing is crocheting, but I also love learning about guns with my husband and learning to shoot, and find brass for him to reload; that time with him is wonderful. I love the gospel; I am currently involved in the Pathway Program through the Latter-day Saints Church that allows me to inner twine my religion with my academics. I will continue on from this program to get my degree.

Why I am a Mormon

I was a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1985, The church was a life-line for me; as a child I always wondered about Jesus, and where he was, I often walked by a trailer park as a child to my friends home, that was a block from my own home, as I walked by this trailer park, I saw a picture of Jesus, still in the frame poking out of someone’s trash can, It bothered me that someone could throw Jesus away like that, that's what I thought being very young, and starving for him to be in my life, it upset me very much. I struggled most my life through many trials trying to figure out how to find happiness, joy and to have normal relationships. I was divorced in 1983 and had a fifteen-month-old baby toddler, I was lost and had this one more trial to add to many; then I met my sweet heart, who I eventually married and who introduced me to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My new husband and his extended family brought this wonderful religion into my life, out of all the churches I attended; I had not ever felt the spirit in this way. They taught me so much about Christ and his gospel. I joined the church and was baptized, and that day, I took that memory of Jesus in the trash can and imagined taking him out of the trash can and putting him in my heart forever, and he has led my life ever since, not with out trials, and heart ache, but with love and the full Light of Christ. My husband and I had two more children together which made us a family of five. We were sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple for time and all eternity as a family. My husband lost his battle with diabetes in 2002. I can tell you, that without the gospel, my new trials would have destroyed me. This gospel is my lifeline, it is the "Light of Christ" that has helped me to grow, and nurture my faith everyday of my life, and I am still learning and growing and will be forever. I remarried in 2005, to wonderful man whom has shown me love and compassion.

How I live my faith

I love my church; in our church we have callings, mine is visiting teaching, and I also am a substitute primary teacher. (whenever the Primary is short-handed, I fill in) I love my visiting teaching calling, it gives me an opportunity to have a more personal relationship with the sisters in our church, I can see how they are doing, what their needs are and leave a message for them out of our church magazine that offers them spiritual guidance, hope and love. In my primary calling, I have been blessed to be with the children in our church, not only do I learn from them, I just really enjoy their energy. I love being with my husband and family when we watch conference on live broadcast twice a year, once in April and once in October. It is a time we can listen to our church leaders and be edified and uplifted. The messages are filled with love and care for the church members world wide, and help us in our everyday lives.