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Hi I'm Carolyn Ludlow Sweeny

I grew up in Provo, Utah. I have lived in Bloomington, Indiana for over 40 years. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy spending time with my family. I have 6 children and 18 grandchildren. I also enjoy spending time outdoors (gardening, hiking, boating, etc.). For exercise I like to walk or hike, swim and do yoga. I am interested in family history and have greatly enjoyed traveling, especially to places that my ancestors lived (Iceland, England and Australia). My favorite place to visit is the Holy Land and I have been blessed to be able to visit there several times. I enjoy getting to know people from different countries, cultures and religions.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a Mormon. My testimony of the church has continued to grow throughout my life. I remember as a young child singing the song "I Am A Child Of God" and feeling the Spirit very strongly and realizing that I do have a Father in Heaven who knows and loves me and wants me to return to live with Him again. As I have prayed, read scriptures and attended the temple my testimony of different doctrines and aspects of the gospel has grown. I know that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, my Savior and my Redeemer. I am so grateful for His atonement, love and example. I am also grateful for my Heavenly Father and this beautiful earth and plan of salvation that He has created for me. I am thankful for the Holy Ghost and for the truths testified to me, and the comfort I have received. I know that our Heavenly Father loves each of us and wants us to be with Him again.

How I live my faith

I have been actively involved with the local church women united group for almost 30 years and enjoy serving with wonderful women from several different local congregations. I frequently volunteer to help with the hungry and homeless in my community. I love feasting on the scriptures and try to spend time studying them each day. One of my favorite places to be is the temple and I attend the temple regularly. I try to be a good neighbor and an example of a disciple of Jesus Christ.