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Hi I'm Donna Webb

I grew up in a sleepy, NJ, commuter suburb of NYC. I am a registered nurse, I love God, my family, my country and I am a Mormon!

About Me

I am a convert to the church of 29 years. I am a mother, a devoted wife to my lovable, eternal companion (25 years), a registered nurse, friend to all and humble servant to my Savior, Jesus Christ. I am eternally indebted to Him and grateful for His timely rescue, not just once to become a member of His restored church but numerous times throughout this life's journey when I have lost my way (John 14:6). I know He is the One Way back to live with our Heavenly Father. My companion and I have served one full time, domestic mission together and look forward for the opportunity to serve another in the future. We have a blended family that has given us unique challenges, fleeting moments of angst and overall, inexplicable joys remembering happy times spent together. We read and study the scriptures, obey the counsels of a living prophet and hold fast to the eternal principles of the Gospel with a perfect brightness of Hope that by God's Grace and the Atonement of the Savior we will be blessed to maintain these relationships throughout the eternities.

Why I am a Mormon

Who I was, where I was going and for what purpose I was here were questions I postponed until I found myself a single mother with an active five year old daughter, on my own and away from my parents. I attended a church when my full time nurse's schedule permitted and although I enjoyed Christian fellowship with some ecclesiastical support there was some inexplicable void that made me restless. Then I met a Mormon who also became a good friend and confidante. We talked about our beliefs and she shared her "peculier" but intriguing beliefs, invited me to her church activities and included me and my daughter with their family activities. after awhile, my church activities seemed more like I was going through the motions of acting like a Christian--a separate experience to what I lived during the week compared to the way my friends' family incorporated their their activities, beliefs and practices into their daily conduct. They literally shone to me at times and they were so happy together! I wanted that kind of life and experience for myself and my daughter. The difference being a Mormon is the desire that I now have to obey God's commandments, receive the counsel of his chosen servants through ongoing revelation and serve others as Jesus would. I thought I loved my Savior before but it was at my convenience and whim. Now that love and devotion has grown to expand my heart and desire to pledge a greater effort to seek out how I may serve others rather than just waiting for the next assignment and YES! IT SHOWS and others notice (Matthew 5:14-16).

How I live my faith

The fact that we are lay ministry lends for lot's of opportunities to serve. We all get callings in the church. First and foremost we serve our families in our respective roles. The next most important thing is being a Visiting or Home teacher to other families in our ward or congregation families. We literally are the eyes, ears and extension of helping hands for the Bishop (or minister) of our ward (congregation) family and the Relief Society President (the Administrator/Ministrator) of the oldest volunteer, worldwide women's organization. We learn selfless service and what it is like sometimes to serve another when it is not convenient or we are assigned someone that is a challenge to love. Additionally, there are other callings to administer to the youth (ages 11-17, young men and young women), the children in Primary program (12 months to 10 years old) the adult men and women and in other humanitarian assignments like the church cannery, food storehouse, family history and geneology work. My favorite callings have been associated with the primary as a sunday school teacher, but I will answer whatever call is given to me because I know that I am asked by the Lord to serve where He wants me. Over the years, I have strived more and more to serve without being compelled, that is to say, volunteering without being asked or called to serve.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Donna Webb
God is our Heavenly Father and His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world. The Holy Ghost if the third member of the Godhead and is a personage of spirit, unlike God, the Father and Jesus Christ who have bodies of flesh and bone. After a proper and authorized baptism the Gift of the Holy Ghost is conferred upon an individual by the laying on of hands. This means that a person has the right to have, to the extent one is worthy, to have the constant companionship of God's Spirit throughout life's journey here on earth. Before I was baptized and became a confirmed member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I understood God as the Trinity or "three in one" being, a curious, confusing concept in the least. I am grateful for a believing heart that embraced modern day revelation (Joseph Smith, the Lord's prophet of this dispensation) that has revealed the true nature of the Godhead as three separate beings as recorded in scripture: (Matthew 3:16-17). Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Donna Webb
We are all sinners and fall short of God's glory (Roman 3:23). IF you have ever done anything that your conscience tells you offends God which was followed by the strong desire to resolve with God, then you will have experienced a measure of what Grace is. Grace is a divine means of help made available to us through the perfect love of Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father. Because they loved each and everyone of us they provided a Plan of Salvation for us to live in an everlasting state. We must first accept Jesus Christ as our Savior, recognize our sinful state, surrender our will, repent of our sins then humbly recognize that we need strength and assistance to do good works and strive to be like the Savior, ask for His help and then rely upon His Grace or perfect love to make up the difference in our short fall. Lest anyone should think that it is only the Savior's Love/Grace that "saves" us, it is also vital that we qualify for his Grace by desiring with all our hearts to do His works and will. Show more Show less