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Hi I'm Nancy

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I an a retired school teacher. I taught in public elementary schools for 28 years. I enjoy reading, traveling, teaching, cooking and helping others. I am visually impaired, but keep busy with church, neighborhood and family activities.

Why I am a Mormon

The church is a stabilizing influence in my life. Living gospel principles brings me peace and joy. It gives me direction and focus in a world filled with uncertainty and trouble. Because of church teaching I know I am a daughter of God. My life has a purpose and plan. I want to live righteously that I may be worthy, after this life, to live in the presence of God along with other righteous friends and family members. That seems the sweetest reward of all!

How I live my faith

I am a Visiting Teacher in the Relief Society. The Relief Society is the women's organization of the church. As a Visiting Teacher I go to the homes of 3 or 4 sisters each month. I usually go with a partner and we leave a spiritual message and assess any needs that they have. I have taken Elaine a meal when she was sick. I have helped Mary do her hair in the morning. And, I've felt the spiritual uplift as I've taught a gospel message to Molly and she says, "I always feel better when you come."

What are Mormon Temples used for?

God treats all his children the same. Since the authority to act in God's name has not always been on the earth, every person who has lived on this earth has the opportunity to receive saving ordinances such as baptism and eternal marriage. In the temple we perform ordinances on behalf of deceased family members and others who died without receiving these necessary covenants and ordinances. When members go to the temple they become a living proxy for a person who now lives in the spirit world but is now waiting for the earthly ordinances he or she needs to progress toward exaltation. Show more Show less

What is the Relief Society?

Relief Society is a women's organization for women of the church who are 18 years of age and older. Relief Society promotes spirituality, compassionate service, self relience, personal growth, family unity and other gospel values through regular lessons and activities. Women of the church support and help one another through the trials and triumphs of life. Show more Show less