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Hi I'm Wendy!

I love being with my family, reading, gardening, playing the piano or clarinet, and learning about everything. I'm also a Mormon!

About Me

I'm the mother of three boys, wife of a college professor. I am a college graduate trained in elementary education and special education. I love gardening, reading, and playing in our local orchestra. I love spending time, playing games and cooking with my family. We are all great friends and home is my favorite place to be!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents that were already Mormons. My parents and teachers taught me about Jesus Christ and his life as I grew up, but I had to find out for myself if the things that they taught me were true. As I became a teenager, I thought a lot about different facets of the this church. After years of searching and praying, I received a confirmation that these things are true. I felt the Holy Ghost touch my heart with peace. I believe that Jesus Christ is my brother, savior, and ultimate example. When I've asked through prayer for answers about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the prophets, and the Book of Mormon, I've felt that same peaceful feeling. My conversion wasn't a one time event. I am constantly learning, reviewing and asking again and again if these things are true. I continue to feel at peace in my heart. One thing I love about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the emphasis placed on families. As I read Jesus' teachings, I see over and over the importance and lasting nature of families. The scriptures are full of family units beginning with God's own family and us as His children (Ephesians 3: 14-15). I believe that family is the basic unit of society, happiness and progression. My family is where I am most happy. My husband and I were married in the temple where a man with power from Jesus Christ pronounced us married for time AND eternity. I love the knowledge that our family can be together forever.

How I live my faith

Our family stays busy helping with the needs of our local congregation. Each of us, with the exception of my youngest son, have responsibilities right now in leading different groups at our church. A typical Sunday has my husband heading off to early administration meetings, my two teenage sons working with their peers in preparing the sacrament table or collecting offerings for the poor. Usually, I am the last one that heads off to church with my youngest in tow. Once there I play the organ for our main services and then teach twelve six-year-old children about Jesus and his teachings. Our responsibilities on Sundays are only part of the way we live our faith. It's the day-to-day things that I think make the most difference in our lives. I try to pray daily both alone and with my little family. Each evening we gather together on my bed and read from the Bible or Book of Mormon. We talk a lot about the life of Jesus Christ and how we can be more like Him. And like Jesus Christ, we try to live our lives aware of and meeting the needs around us.