Photo Gallery: Women Who Have Mothered Us

by | May 11, 2013



This is my best friend Debbie Avila. Elder Holland spoke about Debbie and her two sisters who all have Muscular Dystrophy. Debbie is not only a strong sister is the gospel, but was married in the Los Angeles Temple. She has a tremendous amount of time, and she spends it reading good books as President Hinckley would say, and giving to those around her. Even though she needs 24 hour care as she can only move half her mouth and her eyes, she gives more than anyone I know. Whenever I need someone to lean on or someone to pray with or someone to vent to, she’s there. I’m the only member in my family and was disowned for having joined, so Debbie has been my Mother in the gospel since then.

Jessica Hogan, Glendale, California

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