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Hi I'm Patty

I live in Eastern Oregon on a farm. I teach college. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a happy Mormon family with six sisters! I married a dairy farmer and we raised five incredible children. I love gardening, quilting, and digital photography. I teach computer applications at the local college. I love my students. My husband and I are retiring in order to serve as senior missionaries in the Perpetual Education Fund/Self Reliance Center mission in the Concepcion South Chile Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I understand that although many of my friends are blessed to know about the principles of faith and repentance through Jesus Christ, I have come to know there is even more light and knowledge available. Because of revelation through a modern prophet, and because of the restoration of priesthood authority and ordinances, we can know even more and become even more blessed. I am a Mormon because it is the way to happiness.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being a good neighbor. My husband and I became involved in a citizens' group trying to keep our farms from being negatively affected by an out-of-state utility. Through this experience, we got to know wonderful neighbors in surrounding towns. They are believers in Christ of many different faiths, and the prayers and diligence and encouragement of this wonderful group helped everyone get through as respected friends.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

One of the most comforting teachings of the Mormons is that through the sealing power available in our temples, husbands and wives can be together forever in family relationships. I believe that because my husband and I have been married in an LDS temple that this will be possible for us. Show more Show less