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Hi I'm Pam

Born, raised in California. Spent ten years in the UK. I am a grandmother of 9 grandchildren. married 40 years. I am a mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in California. I joined the church with my family at the age of 11. Hungry for truth and knowledge, I attended church youth classes, early-morning seminary when in high school, and college Institute classes. I was the kind of kid who would go to seminary even if there was no school. Household chores dominated my life, but I did get to star in a play, which I really enjoyed. I learned how to run a household, how to sew, and how to be a responsible adult. I married my dear husband, Cliff, in the Oakland LDS Temple in 1977. We were blessed with two daughters and one son. As a person who enjoys creative activities, I enjoy sewing, card making, and general crafting, especially with my grandchildren. Attending craft fairs is one of my favorite activities. I read a lot, especially church-related books, both doctrinal and historical fiction. Living in England for 10 years due to Cliff's' job assignment afforded me the opportunity to visit many European cities. I also visited Moscow and Okinawa. I am writing a journal for each of my 9 grandchildren. In these journals I share my life, my experiences with each grandchild, my testimony of the gospel, and my love for them. My goal is to one day present a journal to each grandchild that is a precious history, and testimony of my love and devotion for the Savior, His church, and the gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are absolutely true. I prayed to Heavenly Father to know if the Book of Mormon is truly the word of God. My prayers were answered, and I testify the Book of Mormon is the work and word of God. The Holy Ghost has witnessed to me the truthfulness of the gospel of Christ, and I recognize endless blessings that the Lord has given me throughout my life. Following the teachings of Christ has kept me safe from many of the evils of the world and that make me happy.

How I live my faith

Living my faith has been through service to my family and to the church, and through a sincere effort to love my neighbors as myself. I was a homemaker so that I could be there for my children before and after school. I worked for a time as a waitress, but only when the children were in school. I volunteered to assist in their school classes and attended all of their events. We played together, prayed together, read scriptures together, and participated in church together. I believe my children knew that they were loved by me, by their father, and by their Heavenly Father and Jesus. I taught them to have faith, and the importance of making good choices. My service in the church was mostly with the children in the primary organization, both as a teacher and a leader, and in the women's organization as a teacher and leader. My husband and I served as temple workers both in England and Denver. We love the temples of God and the service provided therein. In England I was given many service opportunities. I loved to organize and prepare luncheons for large groups of missionaries and their leaders. As a leader in the children's organization I got to organize quarterly activity days for the children, which was great fun for them and a joy for me. I also volunteered at the military base thrift store. While in Denver, my husband and I were volunteer leaders in the church Addiction Recover Program (ARP). Serving in ARP was sometimes heart-wrenching, but we loved the people and tried our best to help them break free from difficult addictions. Each day I try to be kind to those around me, to be helpful to my family and others, to forgive others, and to reflect the love of Christ in all that I do.