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Hi I'm Pam

I am mom to 7. I love to conduct choirs. Rollerblading is my passion. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and mother. We have 7 children, 6 boys and 1 girl. Four of our kids live at home and we also have another young man staying with us while he completes his career program at a nearby school. Right now I am a stay-at-home mom and a very part time student. I have a music degree and am getting qualified to teach. The area I love is choral. Everyone in our family is a music enthusiast so we trip over musical instruments at our house. I volunteer in our community, specifically our local food pantry and the schools, and have met some wonderful friends in so doing. We are very active in our church where I serve in the program for young women ages 12-18 and I try to be involved in anything musical. My summer-time passion is rollerblading.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to a family with a strong Catholic tradition. My parents always supported the activities in their church, but my dad had some questions to which he couldn't get satisfying answers. When my uncle joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, my dad tried to persuade him to come back to the Catholic church. However, as they talked about the doctrines and what they believed, my dad became interested in this new church. My parents invited the missionaries to come to our house and teach us about the gospel. I felt a strong sense of wanting to be part of this church and I told my parents. Everyone in our family eventually joined the church on their own time. My dad was first and I was baptized 2 weeks later. Since then I have never looked back. The church has been such a blessing in my life and taught me to live in such a way that has produced great joy. I feel blessed to be a part of Jesus Christ's restored gospel in these latter days.

How I live my faith

Our family is very active in our ward, which is a congregation defined by geographical lines. We attend church every Sunday and help in the weekday activities involving the youth. I have stewardship over the young women ages 12-18. I love to be with these young women and we work together to become better disciples of our Savior. The other women I work with are wonderful people who love our girls and are a great inspiration to me. I also participate in our Visiting Teaching program. This program assigns two sisters to go out and visit other sisters once a month. We try to offer support to each other and we love to socialize, too. I have formed some wonderful relationships with several women whom I otherwise might not have had that opportunity. I find that life proceeds better when we take the time to serve.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

We believe that each child of God that comes to earth, who lives to the age of accountability which is 8, needs to be baptized by a person who has the proper authority. Because so much of our earthly population has died without being given this opportunity, God has given us a way to help them. In His holy temples, that have been dedicated for this purpose, we are baptized in behalf of someone who has died. We believe they are given the chance to accept or reject this baptism in the after life. Show more Show less