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Hi I'm Timmie Louise Card DeBusk

I'm a mother, grandmother, gr grandmother, wife, student and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother, grandmother, great grandmother, wife of the most wonderful man for the past 54 years. Together we have raised 11 children, some biological and a few adopted. I love to garden, quilt, cook and family history. I have always been a member of the Mormon Church. My gr gr grandparents were pioneers on my mother's side and I am a descendant of pilgrims who came to the new land in the early 1600s on my father's side. Many sacrifices were made by my forefathers in order for me to enjoy living in the best land in the world and to have the fullness of the restoration of Christ's church in my life. I have lived coast to coast and traveled much of the world. I worked for a major airline for years and traveled extensively. One of the highlights of my travels has been the relationships I formed with my dear friends in Nicaragua. They have become an extension of my family. I tried hard to bless their lives as they were recovering from the revolution in the 90s and they have blessed my life with love and the strength of their testimonies.

Why I am a Mormon

I feel privileged to have been born an Mormon. I can't remember a time when I did not know it was Christ's church. My parents were divorced when I was young and I was raised by a single mom who was not active in the Church, but we lived in a predominately Mormon community in Arizona during my most formative years. I did watch as my husband-to-be learned and developed his personal testimony. His conversion gave me an understanding how most people must have a mighty change of heart and choose to commit themselves to their new found truth, even when it is contrary to their family and traditional ties.

How I live my faith

I try to live my life as a reflection of the testimony I have of Jesus Christ and to be more like He would have me to be. I have become fanatic about Family History and love discovering the details of lives of my forefathers. I have been working on a degree in Family Research through BYU-I. Getting a degree has been a goal that had to be put on hold while my husband and children gained their education, but now I am excited to have this opportunity. I am a Master Gardener and Master Naturalist and love helping others learn the joy of gardening and beautifying their environment.

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

Timmie Louise Card DeBusk
Being prepared for potential emergencies helps us to become self-reliant. Becoming self-reliant provides more personal independence, industry, thrift and self respect. It also gives more opportunity to serve and care for others in need. Our society has become one with the mentality of "entitlement". When we earn our own way, we appreciate the fruits of our labors and respect others achievements. When we expect handouts we lose our ambition and desire to help others. Show more Show less