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Hi I'm Pam!

I grew up in Phoenix, AZ. I'm a wife, a mother, a granny, an institute secretary, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I have five wonderful children and a great husband. I met my husband while we were both serving as missionaries in Bogota, Colombia. We have 5 grandchildren. I work as a secretary at an Institute of Religion, which is a facility next to a university or college where college-age young adults can take religion classes. I love reading, helping others, and spending time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon first because I was born into a wonderful LDS, or Latter-day Saint, family. I received my own testimony line upon line, precept upon precept, as I lived the Gospel and prayed to know it was true. I continue to be a Mormon because I know the Gospel is true and that this is the path Heavenly Father would have me take. Living the Gospel brings me peace.

How I live my faith

I teach an adult Sunday School class on Gospel Doctrines. I visit three women each month and bring them messages of hope and peace, as well as be their friend and help them in whatever they need. I try to pattern my life after the Savior and do what He would have me do. I teach my family to do good. I support community groups that are behind righteous causes. I do a lot of research before each election and vote for good people. I don't litter.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Pam!
No, all Mormons are not required to serve a mission. Young men are very strongly encouraged to plan and prepare to serve a two-year mission when they are 18 (changed in Oct 2012 from age 19). However, sometimes medical or emotional conditions prevent some young men from serving. For young ladies, an 18-month mission is optional, at the age of 19 (changed in Oct 2012 from age 21). Some young women plan for it. Others, like me, don't, but are given to know that they should go ahead and serve a mission. I didn't really want to serve a mission and, in fact, avoided praying about it because I knew what the answer would be. My heart was eventually softened enough for me to pray, and I did serve a mission, for which I am eternally grateful, because I met my husband on my mission. Older couples are encouraged to serve missions, as long as their health allows it. Older missionary couples can serve anywhere from 6-month to 3-year missions. My husband and I hope to serve a mission after we retire. It is a way to show our love for other people and for the Lord. I am excited about the change in age requirements for young people to serve missions. It's like a dam has burst and the young ladies, especially, are coming forth in droves to serve the Lord. What a great thing! Show more Show less