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Hi I'm Denise Hardy

I am retired, an amateur musician, with 5 wonderful children and 15 beautiful grandchildren, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to travel; we are counting up the countries we visit in competition with our children, but we're losing! I love to read, and enjoy crosswords and other puzzles too. I sing in choirs and play the piano for my own enjoyment and sometimes accompany choir, small groups or soloists too.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the a Church as a child with my mother in 1960 - my father and sister joined later. Even though I was brought up in the Church I still needed to find out for myself if it was true. I always felt that it was but as a teenager one must prove it for oneself! I read the Book of Mormon and prayed about it, and felt a confirmation in my heart. I have had other experiences which have reconfirmed those impressions and convince me that what I have been and am being taught by Church doctrine is truly the word of God. I have been fortunate enough to have visited the Holy Land several times, and again have felt that confirming witness that Jesus Christ is my Saviour and Redeemer, and that He lives. Trying to follow Jesus Christ and live the teachings of His Church makes me happy, and I want to share that joy!

How I live my faith

My faith is very important to me; it's a way of life, not just for Sundays. In fact, in a few weeks my husband and I will leave to serve a mission for the Church for two years in Greece. That means we support ourselves financially to serve the people in Greece, and will not return home during those two years. We feel the Lord has blessed us greatly and want to serve His children to show our gratitude. I have done many things as a member of the Church: teaching children and adults, leading music, playing the organ and piano for meetings, organising events, speaking in services and visiting families. This has been a benefit to me as well as others, developing skills that I otherwise would not have. I have also represented the Church in Interfaith organisations at most levels, local, county and national. I try to be a good neighbour and friend to all.