I am a stay at home mom to 9-almost 10-children (6 girls, and 4 boys). I volunteer for United Families International, mainly by writing for the blog, but also by assisting with booths, emails, and educating college interns. This work has helped my children gain a truthful understanding of the forces fighting to destroy the family. I am grateful to have this opportunity to boldly defend the teachings found in the Family Proclamation.
I grew up in the church and began forming a testimony and questioning religion when I was a little over seven. My family had moved and suffered the loss of a house and sound finances. The move affected the mood of my whole family. I remember my parents seeking counsel from their Bishop on the matter. He suggested that they read the Book of Mormon each night to their children. They did. I became profoundly impressed with the change of Spirit that brought into our home and began reading the Book of Mormon whenever I felt sad.
As a teenager, I was surrounded by a lot of temptation. To help me endure, I made a goal to read the Book of Mormon every single day without fail, no matter how late it got. As I read the words of God, power was granted to me to withstand the temptations of my youth, and I found that my many questions about God, religion, and mankind were slowly answered. I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
I love being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As I have grown, I have built upon the foundation of my youth and have found joy and peace in studying the standard works and the writings of modern day prophets. I believe the words of our Savior when He said in 3Ne 14:7, “Ask, and it shall be given unto you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”
Whenever I have had a question concerning church doctrine or the philosophies of the world, I have been able to seek and find truth. I know that all knowledge and glory is contained within the true Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am learning to love the Savior and am trying to understand the power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I know that the Lord Jesus Christ loves each of us and has suffered for our sins as well as all of the pains and sicknesses of the world. Through Him, we can be healed and be worthy to return to the presence of God with our families to live in happiness for eternity.
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