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Hi I'm Ebony

I have been a Mormon all my life. I grew up in a small town in Idaho where everybody knew everyone.

About Me

I have been married for 45 years. My husband and I were high school sweethearts and were married in the Idaho Falls Temple. I was blessed with the wonderful task of raising 5 sons. I had the privilege of raising a chosen son of God. Our oldest child was born with Down Syndrome. He taught us so many things and was so good for our other children. He taught us patience, tolerance, empathy, acceptance, and the biggest of all was love for he loves everyone. Most of our life has been spent in eastern Idaho where we love the great outdoors and love all the outdoor activities that Idaho offers. We go camping, four wheeling, hiking, and exploring. We also love sports and spent our sons growing up years attending as many as 14 games a week as the boys played every sport they could. The best years of our life were when we had a houseful of teenagers and their friends. Now we have 8 granddaughters and 8 grandsons and we run around to all their sporting and musical events. I also enjoy all kinds of crafts, sewing, and gardening. I also am addicted to genealogy and indexing and have been able to do the work for so many of my Mom's family who are not members of the church.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were Mormon so I was raised as a Mormon, but I still had to gain a testimony and receive my own witness to the truthfulness of the gospel. At first I just relied on the testimonies of my parents but through studying the scriptures, attending my church meetings, and a lot of prayer I slowly gained a testimony strong enough to stand on my own. This testimony has grown with each year as I have experienced the comfort from the Holy Ghost, answers to my prayers, the healing power of the priesthood, attended the temple, and done genealogy work for my ancestors. I cannot imagine my life without being able to receive these blessings.

How I live my faith

We have been in the same ward now for 38 years even though our boundaries have changed several times. I have enjoyed teaching children as young as 3, teenagers and adults. I especially love working with teenagers. I have taught them in young womens, and Sunday School. I also had a wonderful experience in teaching them how to do genealogy and indexing. We made some great discoveries together. I was on the committee for our ward and community parties for many years and had a lot of fun doing that service.