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Hi I'm B.K. Stanley

I'm a wife and Mom of 4 children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born July 24, 1949. My parents were tracked out by Mormon missionaries when I was three years old. As a baby my father worked for the Great American Tea Company. At night when I wouldn't go to sleep, they gave me part of a can of beer, put me in a cardboard box and drove around in the Tea Co. truck until I fell asleep. After having the missionary lessons, including one on the Word of Wisdom, my father gave up a two-pack a day cigarette habit as well as beer, coffee, etc. cold turkey and joined the church. I, too, believed the missionaries with complete child-like faith. So strongly did I believe in such doctrines as the resurrection, that I stopped looking for cars when I crossed the street, telling my parents no to worry I would be resurrected. My family participated fully in our small branch in Muscatine, Iowas where we met in the Hotel Muscatine on Sundays. A year later our family travelled West to the temple.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know the Church is true. The Holy Ghost has whispered to my heart that it is. I have had experiences in my life that tell me the Lord loves me and cares about me. The doctrines of the church make sense to me and I often wonder why others can not see it as it is so clear. I believe I lived with God before mortality and that I accepted the plan and knew something of the challenges that would face me on Earth. To me it only makes sense that I would be held accountable for the things I do in mortality. I am a Mormon because the doctrines of the church offer me a reason for existing and hope for a better world and for an eternity to spend with those I love. I'm glad I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Growing up in the church I experienced all the joys and trials of the mission field. We raised money for building fund projects to build a chapel by selling packages of Jello door-to-door and helping shell popcorn with a large fan blowing out the chaff. I live my faith today by going to church, reading the scriptures every day, praying and going to the temple. I have always tried to live my faith by accepting church calling, everything from Primary teacher or nursery leader to three times as Relief Society President and twice as Stake Primary President. For the last six plus years my husband and I have been advisers over ten stakes of senior single adults having weekly Family Home Evening with them. We are ordinance workers in the Provo Temple. I have participated in numerous services opportunities. I have taken meals to the sick, babysat, clean homes, churches, and temples, canned food in church canneries for the poor, raised funds for charity organizations and worked in them as well as donating time at schools, etc. I try to share my faith with others and keep the commandments so that my personal life can be an example.