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Hi I'm Mickie

I grew up in Hyrum, Utah. My husband and I have four children and eight grandchildren. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

My husband and I have four children and eight grandchildren. We live on a small farm where we have raised many horses over the years. We loved seeing young colts born each spring and enjoyed breaking them as they grew. We also raised a small flock of sheep for many years. Our children enjoyed taking these animals, along with many others, to the county fair each year. One child would show a beef steer while the other three showed lambs. We would spend a lot of the summer getting these animals ready for the fair. It helped our children learn to keep records, properly feed the animals, and successfully show them before the judge. Our children also enjoyed showing horses at the fair. I love to garden and enjoy spending time in my vegetable and flower gardens. With the vegetable garden comes canning. It is so fun to see the pantry filled with the wonderful colors of the different vegetables and fruits, not to say anything about the taste of it all. YUM!

Why I am a Mormon

As a child, my family seldom attended church and I missed the peace that the gospel brings to our lives. When I became a mother, I wanted a home for my children where they would feel safe and could be happy. I realized that attending church would help us make such a home and bless our lives. However, it would take a lot of work if we were to achieve our goal for our family. I had learned that I was a child of God and that he didn’t send me here to fail. So, I started attending church. As I learned more about him, I realized that he had helped me many times throughout my life and I didn’t know he was there. Over time, I learned to recognize the Spirit in my life and the feeling that I have when he is with me. I like that feeling. I was blessed with many wonderful friends and neighbors in our ward who were willing to help me learn the things I needed to know. I had to break down the barriers I had built so that the Spirit could teach me. This took some time and the members of our ward were very patient with me. They just loved me and I knew that they loved me. I learned that loving others is very important as we share the gospel. Now, I am starting another new experience in the church that I have learned to love. My husband and I have been called to serve as full-time missionaries while living at home. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to serve our friends and neighbors in our community. The Lord knows me and he knows what I can do. I just have to say okay and get to work. I am still learning and sometimes I make mistakes, but he always picks me up and gives me another chance. I know that with his help my family and I will be able to live with him again where there will be great happiness and peace.

How I live my faith

I have served in many church callings since I became an active member of the Church. I especially love the opportunities I have had to serve as a teacher. One of my favorite teaching callings was helping our students prepare to attend the temple. I had served for several years at the Logan Temple and I loved helping the people who came there. I learned so much about the work that happens in the temple and I have gained a very strong testimony of it. It greatly blessed my life to be able to share my testimony of the temple with the students in our class. I enjoy researching my family history and attending the temple for my deceased ancestors so that they may be sealed to our family for time and all eternity. I am blessed as I learn about them and the many experiences they had while living on the earth. Serving as the ward choir director was a special calling for me because I love the peace that comes from the hymns. One of my favorite hymns is "Oh What Songs of the Heart." This hymn is about our loved ones who have passed on before us and the Joy that will be ours when we meet them again. It also talks of the Joy that will be ours when we meet our Heavenly Father and Mother again. I always feel good when I think of these things. Another hymn that is special to our family is "Secret Prayer." It was written by my great-great-grandfather, Hans Henry Petersen. I love the messages and teachings of the hymns. I enjoyed singing with the children in our ward as the Primary music leader. Their voices are wonderful and beautiful. The children learn many precious truths about our Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ as they sing these beautiful and simple hymns. Serving as a visiting teacher has helped me make many special friends throughout my life. These friendships continue today even though in some instances we have moved far away from one another. Visiting teaching has blessed my life with many opportunities to serve and love others.