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Hi I'm Barbara

I'm a Mormon. I am a 75 year old grandmother. I grew up in Los Angeles, Ca. and me and my family migrated to Orange. County.

About Me

I work in the schools as a help clerk which is great for me as I love children. I enjoy sewing and gardening and I also do a good deal of creative writing. My family is very important to me and so I do family history. At this time in my life, time for reading has become more available and so I lose myself in all types of books.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a fifth generation Latter-day Saint member. Six of my great, great grandparents joined the Church in either Wales or Englalnd and migrated to the USA to be able to enjoy religious freedom. Two other sets of my great, great grandparents joined the church in the United States because they had migrated earlier. Things were not as they had expected as they found great intolerance and persecution from their fellow Christian neighbors. They all eventually moved West and help to settle the state of Utah. Each of these outstanding people passed a testimoney of the truthfullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ on to their posterity. They all lived their lives using the Savior as an example. They carved a path for me to follow and me and my family try daily to live the restored gospel as found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

Because we are a church with lay members we have the opportuniity to serve (without pay of course) in many different callings in the church through out of lives. At this season of my life I have the great opportunity to teach the children in the nursery to sing the children's hymns. Other callings I have had are president of our woman's Relief Society, president of our children's Primary organization, choir director, stake missionary and many other calls. One that I still have that I love so much is Visiting Teaching. Each month every woman in the Church is visited by two woman (we call each other Sisters) and we give a lesson to our sister on a gospel principal and we check to see if she and her family are well or if they need any help. We also have hometeachers, which are the men of the Church, (brothers) they visit the families and single members each month to show their concer.