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Hi I'm Judy

I grew up in FL. I have been in the Air Force and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mom to four! Two are now in the 20's and I have two that are in High School. Three boys and the youngest is a girl. I did not grow up in the church. I join the church when I was in the Air Force and 18 years old. When I joined the church, I was the only member in my family. It was interesting as when I came home after I had joined the church, my family gave me a bunch of anti-mormon stuff to read. I did not need it for I knew the church was true. What the Missionary's taught me I knew and felt in my heart that it was true.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was growing up, I went to a Methodist church with my parents. While I enjoyed going, I had a problem in believing that the God Head was one person or personage. I felt that they were three separate beings even at a very young age of about 12. So for many years I went with my parents, but it was hard for me to understand and felt was not right. The day I met with the missionary's of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints I asked them the one question about what do you believe about the God Head and they answer that they are three distinct beings I was intrigue and wanted to know more! I joined the church and still to this day follow the teachings of the Lord. I am so thankful to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints! It is a wonderful feeling to be able to go to church and leave the outside world at bay for a time and renew my sprint!

How I live my faith

I love my calling in the church! A calling is a job that you have in the church. Mine, I get to work with the Young Women in our church. They are ages 12-18. Working with the youth helps me feel young too! I work with some wonderful ladies to plan their youth summer camp every year. We are the Camp Directors. We get to spend a week in nature and during that week, we get to learn more of our Heavenly Fathers plan. The youth of the church are amazing!

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Judy
In some ways, Mormon church services are much like any other denomination's services. We sing hymns, have an opening and closing prayer, we partake of the the sacrament (sometimes called 'communion' in other denominations). We partake of the sacrament as a renewal of our baptismal covenants. There are talks that have been assigned to church members a week or two before that will also be given. We do not have a paid clergy in our church. We don't hear from the same person each week as church members give talks. The exception to this is on the first Sunday of each month when we have "Fast and Testimony Sunday. Instead of assigned speakers, members of the congregation take turns standing at the pulpit and bearing their testimonies. We love to have visitors to our meetings! All may attend that would like to. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Judy
No! We are very active in our community. April 2010 the Church had a National Day of Service. From coast to coast, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined hands with friends and neighbors to clean up and serve their communities in a far-reaching day of service. Hundreds of thousands of volunteers stocked shelves, constructed houses and helped families in transition get their feet back on the ground. What we did in our city was "Fill the Banks" We collected food for a local food bank and we gave blood. That day we gave over 4 Tons of food and about 400 pints of blood. This went to our local food and blood banks in our city. Show more Show less