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Hi I'm Brenda.

I am a happily married woman and mother of 5 very busy children. I love helping people and love genealogy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I attended university and graduated with a Bachelor of Education. My hobbies include music, crocheting, genealogy, and am actively involved in the swimming community. I have been involved many years with Scouts Canada and Girl Guides of Canada as a leader. I have four sons and a daughter. I love to sing and spend time with my friends. I enjoy helping people learn about their family history and crocheting blankets. I have been involved in planning my high school reunion as well. I enjoy volunteering in my children's classrooms at school as well. At church I work with an autistic girl. It has truly blessed my life to work with her and learn to understand the differences in special needs children.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family. I was raised where I went to church each Sunday. When my parents divorced, I was left to myself to figure out religion. At 12 I decided I liked going to church. I had to find my own way there each week and I didn't always make it. I didn't like those Sundays. When I was 15, I was sitting in General Conference. It was Easter Sunday morning and the sun was streaming in the windows of the chapel. I was listening to the speaker and as I was sitting there, I remember that strong, peaceful feeling and the whispering of the Spirit that this was true and I was where I was supposed to be. A few years later, I went through an experience where my fiance decided that he didn't want to be a member of the church. It began a voyage of discovery. I went out into the world around me. We went to other churches and listened to what they had to say. In the end he chose to get involved with no church. After many tears, we ended our engagement and I returned to the place of worship that I wanted to be at, the place I felt most home, the place that I felt matched my beliefs the most: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In returning, my faith has been strengthened. I am now married to a wonderful man. We have five wonderful, busy children. I look forward to the adventure in life with my eternal family and I know where I will be each Sunday. I am grateful for the Gospel of Jesus Christ in my life. I am a better person because of the teachings I have learned. I know that God is cognizant of me personally in my daily life. He wants me to be happy, healthy, and stay close to Him. I know that there are many things out there that seem to bring happiness but I also know that the sacrifice of some of those things ensure a long term happiness that can't be beat.

How I live my faith

How I live my faith? First I strive to always be at church each Sunday. I strive to live my life according to the teachings I am taught. I attend to my church duties by caring for others, helping those in need when I can. I strive to read my scriptures and say my prayers daily. In my daily life, I try to be the best person I can be. I try to be kind and non-judgmental. I strive to help others when I can. I know that sometimes I fall short, but each and every day I try. I teach my children the same principles, to give service to others, be kind and to stand up for what they believe, even when it's not the popular thing to do. I go about my daily life trying to do my best, hoping that when others realize what I stand for, they will respect my choices instead of criticize them because they know I live my life consistent with my beliefs.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Brenda.
The simple answer to this is no. I have seen and participated in many service projects that help people who are not members of our church. Locally, our congregation participates in beautification projects for my town, food drives for the local food bank, cemetery clean up. I have seen our missionaries help people both inside and outside the church as well. I know our church also participates in humanitarian efforts around the world. When I was young, we held a special fast for Ethiopia. The proceeds were donated to charities that were already working in that country because there was no need to duplicate the efforts of others. I love participating in these projects and seeing what others around the world are doing help all of God's children. Show more Show less