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Hi I'm Dalene

I grew up in Idaho.live in North Carolina. Married 40 yr, I have 5 children and 18 grand children. I was babtized at the age of 8

About Me

I have been a member of this church all my life.I have raised 5 children and have 18 grand children at this time.I loved every aspect of my children's lives and am having a great time with these sweet 'babies' that are part of my eternal family now. I am a creative person and have been able to sew wedding and prom dresses along with many other crafty things. I love that process of creating with my own hands something of beauty. I have served in the primary, youth and ladies organisations and have also taught seminary with the youth.I enjoy interacting with the youth of the church and their friends. They are inspiring in their testimony and help mine to grow.

Why I am a Mormon

I was batized at the age of eight and before you judge let me tell you that i also had to gain a testimony. I have always know that this church was true and have always been blesses to have been raised in an active family. They go back to the prophet Joseph on both sides. But there came a time when it was not enough to just live off of my parents testimony and I needed to do the finding myself so that i cold stand on my own testimony. That time, of course, came when I left home for college . I knew but I needed my own assurance that what I knew was true so i did as Joseph Smith did and Prayed. Now I was at the Church junior college,Ricks, at the time and so you would think sheltered but that was not always the case.My answere was not like Joseph's but I knew my Father in Heaven had given me what I needed. I have that same witness to this day and the life I have been privileged to live has born that same witness day in and day out. There is no doubt in my mind I have a loving Father in Heaven and this is his church established on the earth at this time through his son Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

My husband and I have been called to the Philippines to proclaim the gospel for the next while but I have been involved with the Primary age children(3-11) for the last few years.. They love to hear the words of the scriptures and are so eager for knowledge of our Father in Heaven.. I love to see their faces when something clicks or when they know the story I am telling. They are so involved in their lives and it is fun to watch them learn.. I have spent lots of years with the Youth of the church 12-18. they have a special place in my testimony for they are the warriors now that lead with their hearts. They have given me some wonderful examples and have become my heros when they live up to and do beyond the things they are asked to do.