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Hi I'm Sandy

I am a wife, mother, and grandmother, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on a farm in Idaho. I attended college for 1 year after High School, then I married my sweetheart 28 years ago. We have 4 wonderful children, 3 in-law children, and 3 beautiful grandchildren. My husband is a retired professional and we are enjoying spending time together with each other and with our family. We still have one child in High School. We enjoy doing anything together as a family. I love to go camping, and I enjoy reading and being with friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to good parents who were Mormon. I was raised in a family where the immediate and extended families were mostly all active Mormons. I have always had a testimony that the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true gospel on this earth. I am grateful that I have the knowledge of the Gospel and God's eternal plan for my family. When trials and challenges come, as they do to everyone, I can look at them with a different perspective because I know that my Heavenly Father, and Jesus Christ, know me and love me. They care about me, and want to bless me. If I strive to keep the commandments and serve those around me, I will be blessed with the things that I need in my life, both temporal and spiritual. I am grateful for God's love, which I feel in my life every day. It is an honor to serve Him by serving others- "When ye are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of your God." I am grateful that the prophet, Joseph Smith, and so many others, sacrificed so much so that I could raise my family in the Gospel. I know that we have the opportunity to be together as a family forever. I love the temple and the covenants I have made there to always follow Christ. I am grateful for the challenges and trials that I experience because they help me to grow and understand the Plan of Salvation better.

How I live my faith

I strive to look for ways that I can help my family and neighbors. I am happier when I am helping and serving others. I have served in different ways in my ward. I have worked with the children, youth, and adult women. I have recently served in the Primary organization to teach the children 18 months to age 12. It was a great opportunity to feel the sweet Christ-like love that each child possesses, and that we, as adults, each strive to have. My husband and I are preparing to serve a full time mission to teach others about the love Heavenly Father and Jesus have for each person and share the message of the Gospel.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Sandy
Mormons believe, and I KNOW, that families are eternal. "Eternal" is a hard concept to understand at first. Before we came to earth with a mortal body, our spirits existed and we lived as a "family" with our Heavenly Father. We chose to come to earth to gain a mortal body, and prove ourselves worthy to return to G od's presence and live with Him again. We were born into families to help each other along this path. When we make covenants, such as baptism and temple marriage, we receive a greater knowledge and understanding of God's plan for us so that we can help ourselves, and others, return. We have been promised that, through Temple marriage -eternal Marriage- that we will be able to live forever the rest of eternity as families. I know that this is true! I have had very close family members pass away recently, and I have no doubt that I will see them again, If I am faithful to the committments that I have made to follow Jesus Christ, I will be able to live together with them, and our Savior, Jesus Christ. This knowledge brings me comfort and peace.  Show more Show less