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Hi I'm Roberta

I grew up in West Virginia and Ohio. Three sons and a daughter call me Mom and sixteen children call me Grandma.

About Me

I am 62 years old and retired from Probate Court in 2014 after 25 years. I crocheted baby blankets for each of my 16 grandchildren and several other babies at church, including two sets of twins. Recently I have begun to focus on healthy eating and exercise to try and make my later years as good as they can be.

Why I am a Mormon

I am grateful that I had the opportunity to listen to the missionaries when I was 16 years old. My 18-year-old sister also heard the discussions and we were both baptized shortly thereafter. I married a returned missionary when I was 18 and he was 21. I am grateful that we had the gospel in our lives while raising our four (now adult) children who served missions in Paraguay, Ecuador, Venezuela and Colombia. Given the nature of things in the world today, I am especially grateful to have a prophet to guide the church and me personally.

How I live my faith

Since I live in a large congregation, the past couple of years have been spent traveling to a smaller congregation to assist in the children's organization as a teacher on Sundays. My very favorite time serving in the church was when I taught the youngest in the church - age 18 months to three years of age - on Sundays. Two assistants and I spent two hours each Sunday teaching the young children, over-seeing play/color time and serving snacks to the little ones.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

We are asked to donate 10% of our income to the church to finance the building of chapels, temples, etc. I have been blessed with good employment and can honestly say that I do not miss the money that I donate to the church. My children and grandchildren have enjoyed good health which I count as one of my many blessings of paying tithing. Show more Show less