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Hi I'm Nancy

I love being part of a large family. I love laughing with my kids, and seeing them find joy in life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend. I love all these. I also love to bake, read, travel, knit. I am so blessed to be able to do many of these things, because I have a wonderful family that supports me in developing my talents.

Why I am a Mormon

I was searching for answers when I first became close friends with a Mormon. I was impressed by the fact that she knew who she was, where she came from, and the purpose of life. Not many of my friends in their 20's could answer these questions, even though we were all college educated. I didn't understand why there were different religions and if it really mattered what church you belonged to, but I though it might be an important question to get answered. I came to know, through many many hours of study and prayer that Heavenly Father has a purpose for my life too, that the authority to act in His name can only be given by the laying on of hands, by one having authority to act in his name, and that while many of the truths I had learned in my youth were true, the things that I questioned most, could be answered by modern day revelation, additional scripture, and a living prophet. I felt so at peace by realizing the truth of these things.

How I live my faith

At home, I pray daily for guidance. Who can raise a large family, in peace, without guidance from on high? I work with my husband to strengthen the faith and knowledge of gospel truths in our children. We encourage our children to be compassionate, to offer service, be prayerful, be kind, and to have pride in their beliefs. At church, I lead the program for the youngest members of our congregation. It's the best responsibility to have, as the children want to learn, are honest, full of joy, and excited to be with me. We teach the children through scriptures, songs, and activities that help to build their testimonies. In the community, I try to be an example of the value of the family, and the joy I find in motherhood.

What is the First Vision?

Joseph Smith, a boy of 14 years old was earnestly seeking to know which church he should join. He was deeply troubled by this question, and found religious meetings to only confuse him further. He read in the Bible, in the Book of James, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him". Joseph knew what he should do, and went to a place in the woods where he could be alone to ask of God. In answer to his humble question, Joseph was visited by Heavenly Father, and his son Jesus Christ. He was told to join none of the churches, but that he would be an instrument in restoring Christ's true church to the earth. An amazing story, except that I know it's not a story, it's truth. I know that Joseph did see Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, . I know that he was guided and directed to restore the same organization, the same authority, that existed in the days of Christ's mortal ministry. You can know it too, if you ask in faith! Show more Show less

Where did Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints begin?

The roots of the Mormon Church were in Palmyra, NY with a 14 year old boy asking questions about which church he should join. The church was officially organized in Fayette, NY in 1830. Show more Show less

Who are the Mormons?

Mormons are people like you and me, from all walks of life. We believe in strong families, prayer, living prophets and apostles, and that religion is something to be lived every day. Show more Show less