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Hi I'm Nancy

I am a military wife, a military mom, a military grandma and now I am a great-grandma. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband served our country in the military for 30 years and is now retired. Our daughter is an author and an assistant librarian in our High School. Our youngest son is now serving in the U.S. Air Force. One of our granddaughters and her husband are serving in the Navy. I am grateful for all those who put their precious lives on the line to protect our country and it's people. Our oldest son has autism, which has been a challenge for us all, but our family has learned so much from his trials and struggles. We are grateful for all the kind and loving help which we have received from our Father in Heaven through others. I enjoy homemaking, quilting, sewing and all kinds of needlework, gardening, art, photography, reading, writing, music, nature, travelling and learning new things.

Why I am a Mormon

From the time I was a young child I had certain questions about God. Through the years I searched for answers in my own former church as well as many others. In 1966, when I was 30 years old, two missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints happened to be working in the area where I lived at the time, Columbia, S. C., They came to my door. I listened to them and found that their words rang true. The more I listened, the more I realized that their message was what I had been waiting for all those years. My Mormon faith has brought me peace, hope, comfort, confidence, joy in loving family relationships, and a closeness with my Father in Heaven and my Savior, Jesus Christ, In today's world I am more grateful than ever for this peace.

How I live my faith

I am pleased to be involved in service to others, through the women's organization of our church. In the past I have served in the Cub Scouting program, in the public schools and in other volunteer work. In serving my fellow man, I am trying to follow the example which our Savior set for us by His loving service to others. I have been called by our Bishop to be a "visiting teacher." In this capacity I visit regularly with a few of the women in our congregation, to bring friendship, encouragment, and assistance when needed. We spend a little time discussing together gospel principals and strengthening our testimonies of the Lord, Jesus Christ. I also help others to become skilled in finding their roots, their ancestry. It is very rewarding to see the happiness they experience when they become more aware of their heritage.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

We do believe that the Bible is Holy Scripture, the word of God. We study the Old and the New Testaments to receive knowledge, guidance and inspiration, which strengthens us in every way. We believe that both the Old and New Testaments testify of our Savior, Jesus Christ, and of His atoning sacrifice for all mankind. The messages of the Prophets and Apostles help to bring us to an awareness of our need for repentence and forgiveness, if we are to be saved in the kingdom of our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less