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Hi I'm Libby

I am a native Californian who has had the blessing of being able to travel the world. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have four children and six grandchildren. I also have parents who are 94 and 95 years old who I am able to provide transportation for - medical appointments are a social outing! I was a Social Worker for a non-profit that provided in-home services for the elderly and I have a great love for that group - oh, I am actually a part of that group now. Since I am now retired, I go to play games with the elderly residents of a group home. We lived in Saudi Arabia when the children were young and that started a lifelong love of travel. We have visited more than 62 countries and I have enjoyed being able to experience the different cultures and getting to know the people. My husband and I served a mission in Micronesia and we taught English in China. My hobbies are reading, quilting and spending time with grandkids.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the Church my entire life. My testimony came while attending BYU though. I had some wonderful religion classes and for the first time really studied and pondered on the teachings of the Gospel. I love the peace that comes with knowing I have a Father in Heaven and a Savior. Several years ago I had what I call a "speed bump" when I found out I had breast cancer. I never worried about it though. I knew that the Lord was watching over me and everything would be okay. I know that if I follow the commandments then I will be blessed with all that I need.

How I live my faith

I have always loved attending church and started teaching children when I was still in High School. Since that time, I have always had a teaching assignment in church, whether with the young children, teens or women. I have been a camp director for the girls aged 12 to 18, worked with emergency preparedness events, and was President of our womens organization. I believe we have a responsibility to our community also and so I have been a PTA president, Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader, volunteered at the American English Institute and am a CERT member.

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Libby
Where I live, the church owns vineyards which provide raisins for the Bishops Storehouses. Every August members go to the vineyard to pick grapes. By actively participating in the work we feel the joy of serving our brothers and sisters. For those who may need to use church welfare services, this is an opportunity to work for what they are given. Self-reliance is very important. Show more Show less