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Hi I'm Pam

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love going to church on Sundays, even when I was little my parents sent me to the corner church down the street where I was raised. My favorite song is still Onward Christian Soldiers. We sing that in our church now too. I love to garden, weather its my vegetable garden or flowers I could weed and be happy. I do a lot of canning, and bake and my husband and I teach others about whole grains being healthy and how to use them. On top of that I love to cook. I love to get out and exercise. Swimming is a favorite, but a good walk will do as well. I also love to sew, but don't know much about quilting and would like to learn more. I am learning to play the piano and have had over three years of lessons in my older years. I continue to practice and learn. Slowly but surely. I love volunteering at school, helping children learn. I have worked as an aide in Kindergarden, 1st and 6th grades and helped with reading programs. I love it when children finally admit they love to read after their long struggle. I've been happily married for 42 years. We're the parents of 8 children., all grown up. We have 24 grandchildren so far. Life hasn't been easy, but I'm thankful for every moment. Some times I go day by day, but at other times moment by moment. Life is a gift and a great blessing.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was growing up my parents never went to church. I went with my sister and 2 brothers. I'm thankful for this experience as it became a habit. Going on Sundays. As a teenager I felt I needed something more. I left my church in my Senior year and visited others. I met a cute guy from my high school and he asked if he could go to church with me sometime. Of course I said yes. When we went the Preacher was talking about baptizing babies. My new guy made a firm statement to me that babies were innocent and needed no baptism. I was impressed that he made a firm stand on the issue to me. I had prayed a while back that when I got married I wanted to marry someone with blue eyes, taller than me, fairly good looking but more than anything believe in his church so that we would always go together as a family. I found out later he was a Mormon. He invited me to his church. I started asking questions. If he didn't know the answers he found them out. He taught me about Jesus Christ's church and the organization of a Prophet and Apostles. He would say if there are false Prophets, then it must be true that there is a True Prophet. That made since to me. The church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was the only church organized as Christ's original church was. But A living Prophet. I was taught in my youth there were no more living prophets on the earth. That we didn't need them. I learned about Joseph Smiths first prayer and his vision of the Father and his son Jesus Christ. I learned about Heavenly Father and Jesus love for us. That we needed to have a living Prophet. Joseph Smith became that Prophet with authority from God. I learned that when a Prophet dies,through inspiration another Prophet is called in his place from God from the counsel of the Twelve. So we will always have a modern Prophet to guide and direct us in these times. I know Jesus Christ lives and President Thomas S. Monson is the Lords Prophet on the earth today.

How I live my faith

I love to go to church and Sunday is my favorite day. I am thankful to be able to renew my covenants each Sunday, by taking the Sacrament. I serve as a Primary teacher for 8 year olds. This year we are studying the New Testament. Each student brings their own set of scriptures. WE use the King James version of the Bible. WE also use the other standard works, the Book of Mormon, The Doctrine and Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price. I also serve as Activity Days leader of girls 8-11 a youth group meeting 2 times a month durning every other week,( for a good activity or craft and a mini lesson to help the girls in various areas from spiritual things to areas of talent and service etc. ) We had a Sister recently needing help. She was going into the hospital and had some concerns. I and others were able to organize care for her children, help her mother with the children and were able to make visits to the hospital and take in several meals to give them a needed relief in their home before and after the hospital stay. It was a joy to be to serve her and help relieve her of some of the stresses she otherwise would of struggled with. In the past I have been on the receiving end of such service in my families time of need. At home we live our religion, we have family prayer in the morning before we part, and in the evening before we retire for the night. We have prayer on the food, and we hold a Family Home Evening on Monday nights where we do an activity together or a lesson from the Conference talks. We strive to be happy and forgive fast if we make an error. Keeping peace in our home. I have my own personal prayers. As well as asking a prayer for help with my Primary lessons each week. I know I'm not perfect, we don't need to be. But I strive to stay clean and hope to be able to listen to the spirit to guide and direct me and strive to live a good live daily.