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Hi I'm Carol Lincoln Anderson

I'm a Wife, a Mom, a Grandma, a Marriage & Family Therapist, and a Latter-day Saint. You might call me a "Mormon."

About Me

I'm a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of 46 years now! It's hard to believe and just seems like yesterday when I entered the waters of baptism as a young 21 year-old college coed. I got married shortly after becoming a member of the LDS Church and started a family. We've now been married 46 years and have 3 grown and married children and 9 grandchildren...so far! - After our children were in school, we decided I would return to college and get a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling. I have now been a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist for 24 years, and specialize in helping couples create a loving, healthy relationship and I help Singles prepare for a lasting relationship. So I hope you enjoy reading about me and my life as a "Mormon." I hope that my story will create some curiosity and inspire you to think more deeply about the LDS faith. I love this Church and love all the practical guidance we receive on how to live a Christian life and raise healthy families! If you have any questions, feel free to ask! We are all excited to be able to answer your questions in your quest for Truth!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in another faith, but during college my faith was tested. Nobody had answers to the questions that were being posed to me, challenging even the foundation of my beliefs, including the very existence of God. That is, until I started talking to the Mormons. The first time I attended a "Mormon" church meeting I felt something I had never felt before in Church. I felt an overwhelming, powerful feeling like I had come home! I was overwhelmed with emotion and learned later that this was the Holy Ghost bearing witness to me that what I was learning was true! The first time I prayed with the Missionaries, I could not stop crying. The Spirit was so strong, I felt overwhelmed with Love from my Heavenly Father. I had not ever felt those feelings before. I had never felt the presence of the Spirit or of Heavenly Father in my life. OK, so feelings were one thing, but could they answer my questions? Surprisingly enough they could...ALL of them! While I still had to exercise FAITH, Mormon teachings provided answers that made so much sense to me. It was like hearing something I already knew but had forgotten many years ago. I studied and pondered and learned all I could. Again, as I prayed to know if what they were telling me was true, the answer came in a still small voice and bore testimony to me, that the things I learned were true. Over the years, I have continued to study and learn more and I have had many experiences that have increased my faith and my testimony. I know for certain that this is Christ's Restored Church on the Earth today, as He organized it in His day, complete with all His Power and Authority! I know you can come to know this also, if you have a desire to know the Truth and are willing to act upon what you learn! The Church and my faith in the Gospel has been a real blessing to me in my life! I would love that for you too!

How I live my faith

I have friends of many different religions, ages, political persuasions, ethnicities and more! I love variety and my choice of friends demonstrates that! The Savior didn't just hang around with His own kind! I accept people for who they are and do my best not to judge them, no matter how far from my beliefs and values they live. I figure that is between them and God, but if I can live in a way that inspires, uplifts and influences them in a positive manner, GREAT! I attend Church pretty much every Sunday, unless I'm sick. Mormons all serve in callings as part of our faith. I lead the singing in our Sacrament meeting (Church service,) I sing in the Choir and am also Choir President. I also occasionally teach as a substitute in the Children's program, called Primary. Recently I have been called to serve in the Temple, which we recognize as the House of the Lord, unlike our chapels, which are where we meet on Sundays. The Temple is an important part of our lives, where we participate in special ordinances too sacred to perform in our chapels. We also make Covenants with the Lord that we will, among other things, live our lives in keeping with Christ's teachings. Additionally, every month, a friend and I also visit 3 "Sisters," who have been assigned to us and who live nearby. We prepare a brief lesson for them and pray for inspiration to know their needs. If she ever needs anything, we are there for her! We have grown to love these ladies, we accept as our sisters, who we started out not knowing at all. As a Mormon, I strive to live the way the Savior would want me to live. I strive to be honest, have integrity, bring joy to others and serve when and where I can. I would consider my Life to be a success, if, when I die, people would remember me as a good example of the LDS Faith, a good Mom and a good friend. If my friends of other faiths would say that I had taught them to have a more positive impression of the Mormon faith, my Life would also be a success.

What is the Book of Mormon?

Carol Lincoln Anderson
In 2 Corinthians13:1, we read Paul as he stated, "in the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established." "We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God." Eighth Article of Faith) We believe the Book of Mormon is literally "A Second Witness that Jesus is the Christ!" It is God's record of Christ's dealings with a small remnant of the House of Israel, living here on the American Continent, after Israel was scattered during the Babylonian captivity around 600 BC. It contains many plain and precious truths that are not clear in the Bible or have even been omitted. As you read the Book of Mormon, you will see that it testifies of Christ and you likely will feel the Spirit of the book as you read it. Finally, what it comes down to is either the Book of Mormon is what it claims to be or it is not. However, if you are of sincere heart and truly want to know if it is true, then take Moroni's challenge. (Moroni was an ancient Prophet who wrote the last part of the Book of Mormon.) "Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, ...that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost." Moroni 10:3-5 Show more Show less