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Hi I'm Sally

I'm a retired history/social studies high school teacher in the United States, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

My husband and I are retired educators. We enjoy serving in our local LDS temple and are preparing for a LDS Charities Humanitarian Service Mission. We are parents of five children and eight grandchildren. We enjoy working on our small ranch caring for our horses and property. We enjoy trail riding in our beautiful mountains, cross-country skiing, reading great books, and serving our wonderful neighbors in the community.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because of my firm testimony of the restoration of Jesus Christ's church in these latter days through the Prophet Joseph Smith. I have a testimony of Christ's Atonement with His Plan of Salvation for all God's children and the eternal nature of families as part of that plan. In spite of all the difficulties in this life, I feel the sure comfort of His gospel and the understanding of my eternal nature - a valued and loved daughter of my Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

We have spent our lives serving others as our Exemplar and Savior, Jesus Christ. We have been enriched by activities and service through our family, neighbors, and church community. We have participated in our church in ecclesiastical leadership callings as well as teaching in our youth and children's organizations.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Mormon women are blessed to share equally in the blessings of the priesthood. In the family, the mother and father are equal partners in teaching and nurturing their children. We believe there is no greater call in this life than the roles of mothers and fathers. As women, we believe in being well educated and working hard in our homes and communities. Again, the focus is on the family and service to our sisters and brothers as part of God's family. As a woman in the church setting, I have had opportunities to expand my personal testimony and abilities by participating in various leadership opportunities in church organizations and giving gospel sermons in general congregational meetings as well as teaching gospel lessons in the adult, youth and children organizations. Most of these "callings" or assignments would be performed by ordained ministers in other religious faiths. I feel fortunate to belong to a church where all members are valued and given opportunities to participate in serving each other as Jesus Christ and His apostles have counseled us. Show more Show less