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Hi I'm Darla

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, mother and grandmother. I have 5 children & 4 step children, but they are all my children. I have a total of 28 grandchildren. I love to do family history work and digital scrapbooking. I love the gospel and do my best to try and live it. I love to spend time with my husband as I am truly happy when I am with him. We have a wonderful marriage.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been a Mormon since I was a child living with my parents. I would go to church every week. I have tried to do everything that I knew was right and to be true to the teachings of my parents. However, I didn't for myself know if this church was true. I just lived and did as I was taught. However when a huge trial hit my life at age 32, I was in so much mental pain because of it that I could not find much relief. Then at one point I remembered the words of my mother so many years earlier that I should pray and always turn to the Lord. In the crucible of this trial, I did just that and so I would pray and pray like I never had before, I would study the scriptures like I never had before and I always attended church faithfully, but this time with the intent to truly learn and come to know for myself if this church was true as my parents had taught me, and if it was true, then maybe the Lord would help me in this trial I was facing. Because of this trial and my decision to find out if there really is a God in heaven who is aware of me and my situation, I came to know for myself, independent from my parents, that the Lord answers prayers. I came to know that comfort & direction can be found in the scriptures and when the scriptures are applied, my life is better. I came to know my Savior more intimately. Because of my own experience and learning for myself that the church I always belonged to was true, I am a Mormon and always will be. I have a conviction for myself.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving in callings and being a visiting teacher and since I am retired, I have additional time to help out when my service may be needed. I am also an ordinance worker in the Manti Temple. I have served as an ordinance worker in the Provo Temple, Mt. Timpanogos Temple and now Manti. I read a quote from an Ensign article by Elder James J. Hamula that says, "It is in such places, [meaning the temple] that the power to overcome the world is delivered to them. The nature and significance of this power should not be underappreciated." Since the world belongs to Satan, I need all the help I can to be strengthened by what the temple offers. I have been an ordinance worker for 15 years and I know that this statement is true. Probably the best way to say and to answer this question is that what the prophets, my local leaders, the scriptures and doing my duty as a member is how I live my faith. If the prophets, or the scriptures or my leaders say I should do something, I do my best to do it. For it is in the doing that strengthens my testimony, develops my faith and helps me be a happy soul. My soul is most happy when I honor and do as the Savior would do. Like trying to be harmony with His teachings while living in a wicked world. I could never just be a member in name only, I feel I would die spiritually speaking. My husband and I have served 3 missions together. We served for 18 months in the Canada Vancouver mission, 18 months in the Australia Brisbane Mission and a local mission for 3 years as CES missionaries at the Ephraim Institute. We are currently giving some very serious thought about serving again. I have always been active and have always served in many capacities that I have been called to do. I currently am the Relief Society President in our ward and my husband is on the Stake High Council.