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Hi I'm Gayle

I grew up in southern Arizona. I have lived in Utah half my life. I love directing choirs and teaching the gospel. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love my family. They are my biggest hobby and interest. I love teaching music and leading choirs, especially in church groups so I can use hymns and other sacred music. When I have led children's and youth choirs in schools, I chose music that helped them know they are precious and worthwhile, there is always hope, and life is full of good things. I love the scriptures and I love studying and teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ as taught in the Book of Mormon, the Old Testament, the New Testament, the Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price, and the teachings of our prophets since the Church of Jesus Christ was restored in 1830.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and raised attending our meetings for children, then youth, during the week and all the Sunday meetings--Sunday School and Sacrament Meetings. I told my parents one Sunday afternoon when I was about eleven that I wasn't going back for Sacrament Meeting with them that night. My father kindly said I was going, because that's what we do. I continued attending; I was happy doing so. Gradually I knew why. One day in our children's meeting we sang, "I love Thee, Heavenly Father. Thou art a king to me. Before thy throne I will humbly bow and ever worship thee." I still remember it vividly. The message was imbedded in my heart. I loved and respected Father. My testimony of the reality of Jesus Christ and His atonement for me and all of us grew gradually, not stemming from a single incident. But when I was struggling with post partem depression after one of our babies was born, I received the light and hope I needed while singing with the congregation, "The Lord is my light; the Lord is my strength. I know in His might I'll conquer at length. My weakness in mercy He covers with power, and walking by faith I am blessed every hour. The Lord is my light, my strength and my song; by day and by night He leads me along." I knew then he succors me individually. My parents were excellent examples of studying and living the teachings of the living prophets of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I followed their example and gained my testimony that they are called of God and speak to us what Jesus would speak if He were here. My testimony was gained as I asked in faith and lived the commandments and teachings of the scriptures and latter-day prophets since the restoration of the Gospel and the Church of Jesus Christ. I know Heavenly Father has a plan for my life, as He has a plan for each of his children. I give my life to Him each day and He and His beloved Son make more of my life than I ever could.

How I live my faith

I make the scriptures and teachings of our living prophets a part of each day. And I strive to live those teachings. I especially try to make every interaction with people a positive experience for them, putting the Savior's teachings of love and charity into action, especially with my family. I love to get to know the women I visit teach. I learn from them and others as I attend meetings and activities. In every church assignment or calling I have, I try to see individuals rather than just the group or the task at hand. It's been a lifetime pursuit for me. I strive to do as the Savior would do if he were in my place. My most recent callings and assignments have been in the music, teaching children the sacred songs for children, and currently leading the choir in our church unit. I love putting inspirational programs together for Christmas and Easter, first praying as I search for the right music to bring the impact that is needed in our meetings and not thinking of it as a performance but of sharing and inviting powerful feelings of love, peace, hope, and gratitude for all Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have done for us and continue to do.