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Hi I'm Forrest

About Me

I was born in Arizona. My mother and birth father divorced shortly after I was born and my mom re-married. I was adopted by my new father and he is the only dad I knew growing up. My mother was a member of the church, although only semi-active. My dad was not a member, so we never had the typical Mormon household with family prayer, etc. I was a rebel and went the opposite direction my parents wanted me to go. I dropped out of college, got married and eventually had 4 children. I was active in the church on and off during this time. I divorced my 1st husband, re-married and had one more child. After the second marriage, I became totally inactive in the church. Because of this choice, only 2 of my children were ever baptized into the church. After one more unsuccessful marriage I found someone who was kind and loving and who encouraged my church activity. I began attending church, quit smoking and finally gained my temple recommend. My husband has also joined the church and we look forward to be sealed for time and all eternity. My biggest regret is allowing hurt feelings to take me away from the gospel. I now pray for my children to embrace the gospel. But I know it is through my diligence, this can happen. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 and have undergone chemo, radiation and a mastectomy. It is because of prayers and blessings that I am doing well and look forward to the future.

Why I am a Mormon

Because this IS the true gospel of Jesus Christ. I was born a member of the church but it was only after many struggles in my life including inactivity that I truly developed a strong testimony. I have always known this gospel and church was true but I now have a testimony made from stone. I am more secure than I have ever been and I now have joy. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is led by a prophet of God. I know that the Book of Mormon is inspired of God and I know I am a child of God and can have my family for eternity.

How I live my faith

I have good and bad days, but one thing for sure is this: I never miss church (unless I'm sick). I eagerly accept callings and participate as much as possible in church activities and temple trips. I still am struggling with daily scripture studies but I am working to improve. I read the Ensign as soon as it arrives in the mail, I live the Word of Wisdom and do my best to be an example to others. I share the gospel every chance I get. I have been recently called to be the Relief Society President for our branch and am excited at the challenge but I know my Father in Heaven will help me during the difficult times which may come up.

What are some things that tell to you there is a God?

Forrest
Because the Holy Ghost speaks to my heart on a regular basis. It's an over powering feeling of complete love that fills me to the point of tears. It's seeing my beautiful great-granddaughter and knowing she is a part of me and that I CAN be with her for all eternity. It's saying a prayer to have my children kept safe and then my daughter calls me to tell me she had a blow-out on her front tire driving at 70 MPH, (driving an old SUV with my grandchildren in side) on the Interstate and yet was able to safely pull off the road...that is God and His answering my prayer. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Forrest
Sincere prayer, study and listening for that still small voice to bring you the confirmation of the truth. Show more Show less