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Hi I'm Cora

I grew up in a small town in Arizona in the USA. I am married with 8 children and 28 grandchildren. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew in very humble home. We didn't have much as far as worldly wealth, but had a lot of love in our home. I was a "farm girl". My Dad raised chicken and we had cows sometimes we had a pig or 2 to raise for the meat. There were alfalfa fields around just lots of open space. I loved to climb trees and pretend it was my house and just get away from everything. I learned to crochet from my Mother. She would crochet doilies for wedding gifts. I have crocheted afghans for all 28 of my grandchildren. I always looked forward to being a MOM and would as pretend as a child

Why I am a Mormon

I have no big conversion story. My testimony has come by many, many small things in my life. I saw the faith and strength of my parents. My Dad was a Japanese POW for 38 months. During that time he never lost his faith in God but instead turned to Him for strength to endure. My Mom fought cancer for 7 years. She also never lost her faith in God but instead turned to Him for strength to endure. My 2 sisters have also shown me how to have faith and endure to the end as fought cancer. I have a brother and sister in law that were killed in a car accident. All these family members have come to me so I know that there is life after death. I know that families are forever and I want to be with them. I know I can be with my own children, too. I know it true through the peace I feel as I live the commandments. I continue to live the gospel because of that peace that comes. I know the church is true through living how the scriptures tell us. I know we have a living prophets to give us guidance and counsel today. I know that through the atonement of Our Savior Jesus Christ I can live with Him and Our Heavenly Father again.

How I live my faith

Over the years I have the opportunities to serve in many ways in my children's schools and in the church. The church has provided many ways to serve. One of favorite ways is to visit sisters in their homes. Sometimes I have been a listening ear for a sister who needs to share her trials and troubles. Other times I been their ride to the doctor or some other little errand. One sister I was asked to visit had 7 children and I was told she would be a drain on my time and energy. We became good friends and helped each other out. I have had the opportunity to teach and lead the youth. I love watching them grow and develop into young adults. Right now I teach adults the scriptures. I love learning by sharing our feeling and insights. Whenever service is mentioned I jump at the opportunity no matter how small it is. I was taught by my Mom to always serve. Soon my husband and I will be serving a full time mission in Europe.