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Hi I'm Deborah Lou

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for eleven years to my dear husband who loves me without reservation. We have four children. I taught special education before I chose to stay home to raise our children. I still love to teach, especially youth. I love to read, especially the scriptures. I play the piano and sing in a community choir. I enjoy working out at our city YMCA, running, and playing games with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a Mormon. When I started high school my friends asked me questions about what I believed about Jesus Christ and His Church. I could answer the questions but I asked myself if I really believed the answers were true. After a few months of diligent, daily study of the Book of Mormon, I found certainty in the book of Jacob: "...the Spirit speaketh the truth and lieth not (page 125)." The Spirit, or Holy Ghost, witnessed to me that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints contains the fullness of the gospel as Jesus Christ himself taught it when he lived in Jerusalem. After that first witness, more came as I studied the scriptures in Seminary, a theology class for high school-age youth. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and is a resurrected, perfected being. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that he translated the Book of Mormon by the power of God. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and that it teaches and testifies that Jesus Christ is our Savior. I know that Thomas S Monson is a prophet living today, teaching and testifying of Jesus Christ and His gospel.

How I live my faith

I recently volunteered to be the treasurer for our neighborhood Homeowner's Association. Both my husband and I feel that it is important to serve in the community. By volunteering I have ample opportunities to meet my neighbors and serve with them to keep our neighborhood clean and beautiful. At church I teach the eleven- and twelve-year-old children's Sunday school class. Our course of study are the scriptures: the Bible, the Book of Mormon and the Doctrine and Covenants; this year we are reading and applying the stories of the Old Testament. I feel it is important to challenge the youth in my class to no longer just BELIEVE the gospel of Jesus Christ is true, but to KNOW that it is true by the power of the Holy Ghost. I also help plan and participate in activities twice a month with the eight- to eleven-year-old girls. The purpose of these activities is to teach them God's standards and how to live them with courage.