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Aimee is a divorced mother with disabilities, who, despite family, occupational ,and religious persecution, became a member of the LDS Church. Prior to her conversion, she was abandoned by an abusive spouse, and struggled to provide for her children. She also struggled with her health, but has been healed several times. Her three daughters joined the Church, though the eldest is currently inactive. She said discrimination occurs in Relief Society, but she has learned to ignore it. She enjoys Sunday School, cleaning the Church, and home visits. She has seen the church grow and hopes there will be temples in Madagascar one day. She discusses the difference between Famadihana and baptism for the dead and the importance of prayer.
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Antananarivo (Antananarivo, Madagascar)
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