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Hi I'm Lucy Ann

About Me

My husband and I have been married for nearly 30 years and are the parents of eight children. (Our three children still at home are teenagers.) I was also raised in a large family with 7 brothers and 3 sisters. Currently, I am a stay-at-home mom and the primary care giver to my elderly mother who lives with us. In my spare time, I like to crochet, sew and do computer work. I love families and people. My grown children and their families are many miles from home, but we make a great effort to stay close, talking or communicating almost daily. I was married right out of High School and only attended one year of college before stopping to care for my family full time. Recently, I returned to school part time and I'm working towards my Associates of Arts Degree at our local Community College.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Mormon, but there were a few times that I was at a crossroad when I needed to find out for myself if this faith was right. When I was a teen, I remember thinking, I don't know if this is true, but it feels good and I don't know of anything better. Some years later, I was overseas when my husband was in the military. Being away from "home" gave me the chance to ask myself "what do I really believe." I especially wanted to know if the Book of Mormon was true. I will never forget the positive answer to my prayer when I asked my Heavenly Father. Then later, when my Dad passed away, I really needed to know if the things I had learned about the plan of salvation and life after death was right. I prayed more fervently than I had ever prayed before. I felt a peace come into my heart and recognized it as the comfort of the Holy Ghost. This strengthened my testimony again. Although these are the main times I really searched and found answers, I have been blessed so many times - almost on a daily basis to recieve reassurance that this is the true church and I believe that these spiritual blessings come from my Heavenly Father. I love being a member of this church and being assigned a ward family. I have made many friends by serving them and associating with them through church assignments. There is rarely a week goes by that I don't thank my Heavenly Father for my membership in this great church.

How I live my faith

Currently I am serving as a leader in the children's organization called Primary. I have two counselors, a secretary and some great teachers and music leaders that volunteer time each week to teach the children the gospel. My counselors and I take turns each Sunday creating and sharing an activity that helps the children learn a scripture story or gospel topic. At least once a month I contact a two or three (assigned) ladies to see how they are doing and make sure they are well. I also share a gospel message. (This is called visiting teaching.) In addition to my personal gospel study, We read the scriptures each day with our family and we have prayer together morning, night and at each meal. Each Monday night, we have a Family Night where we sing, study gospel topics and sometimes play games.

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Lucy Ann
I think the best way to increase our faith in Jesus Christ is to study his life and practice his teachings. Then we should recognize the change in ourselves as we do these things. We should ask: Am I a better person. Am I happier? Show more Show less

Who are the Mormons?

Lucy Ann
Mormons are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We believe the Book of Mormon to be scripture along with the Bible. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Lucy Ann
One of the purposes of life is to come to earth to receive a physical body. Another purpose is to have experiences and prove that we can make right choices while living by faith. Show more Show less