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yvonne contrerasJuly 29, 2014

Gladys Knight and the Pips are one of my fav OG r&b groups~Not to say anything about race, but my kids and grandkids are black and that is my culture too, but we are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and I am proud to say this! I am here to help lead my grandsons to become worthy do the sacrament and to stand in the back with the other worthy youth after passing the sacrament, all in the white shirts...that is my dream, that they will not follow the steps of their fathers who are incarcerated, I feel that if everybody taught their children the standards of the Church, there would be less people incarcerated! I am Grandma and these grandkids are mine to guide and teach as their mom works 2 jobs to provide for us! May God give her the strength to be able to do this as she has alpha thalesemia, but with the help of our Heavenly Father, she will overcome! Thank you Jesus! Yes, we come from them little black churches, them hand clapping, foot stomping and Holy Ghost filled churches, so I wondered why the songs in our hymn books are slow...compared to the guitars and drums and other instruments...lol Getting used to it! I was not active in the church for awhile, attended pentecostal churches, until I recently returned and now I have a greater testimony of the LDS church! We are about the only black family in our ward but we are not treated any different than anybody else, in fact, we may get more attention~ lol I know the church of LDS is true and I say these things in the Name of Jesus Christ Amen!

Tim RatuFebruary 28, 2013

A great conversion story for a great sister.

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