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Hi I'm Pam

I'm a Mormon. I am a wife & mother. I love being active especially outdoors. I love reading and being with my husband and family.

About Me

I am an adult convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints also known as the Mormons. I am a wife to wonderful man and the mother of six wonderful children aged 27 to 20. I love being with my family. I also love being out doors and doing family history research.

Why I am a Mormon

I have not always a Mormon, but about 40 years ago I found what I was looking for. For much of my life I wondered about God and whether He was real and if He was, what was my relationship to Him. Did He know me or care about me? Was there a reason for me being on earth? During a college choir tour I was packing up to go to our next destination when a young woman from across the hall in the dorm where we were staying came in to talk. She noticed that I had a book on Eastern religious thought. “You know, she said, “Christianity is different.” I thought about her statement a lot and wondered what made Christianity different. A couple of years later I began to understand why. On one occasion a group of young people and I listened to "Jesus Christ Superstar" and afterwards discussed it. The musical was disturbing because Jesus Christ portrayed as a weak, confused individual who did not know why He was on earth. How could this be? He is the central figure in the scriptures and the reason there is Christianity. Later I returned to my home and it was there that the missionaries came by my door. They taught me the gospel and a month after meeting them I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. From the missionaries I learned that Jesus Christ is my Savior. I learned I have a Heavenly Father who knows and loves me . Prayer is one of the ways I receive direction for my life. I know that Jesus Christ came to show us the way and He also performed the atonement for each of us. This means that I can repent and become clean and qualify to live live with Him again. I know my prayers are answered and that my life has purpose and meaning. I am happy because I know that my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love me. Each of us is a beloved son or daughter of God and we are all His children and He is our Father and Jesus Christ is our Elder Brother. I am grateful for what I learned from the missionaries. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

One of the ways that I live my faith is I am a visiting teacher. Women in the Church visit and help other sisters in their congregations to offer them friendship along with spiritual, emotional, and physical support. This is a source of great satisfaction for me because I want these individual women that I visit know that I care for them. I want to be an instrument in the hands of my Heavenly Father to bless them. I also serve as a missionary in my ward and many times in the past I have also served in this capacity. In addition, I have served as a full time missionary for 18 months. My heart is full when I think of the many ways that I have been blessed because of the gospel of Jesus Christ and because of my decision to join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. That decision has been the best decision that I have ever made. I am grateful that I have and have had opportunities to help share the message of the gospel with others and help grow in the church. To see the changes in their lives and the happiness in their eyes is wonderful. As church members we participate in family history research in order to unite our family members that have passed away. Through the power of the Priesthood they may be united as families forever, not until death separates them. When people have passed away their family members can stand in their place to receive the ordinances that will unite them together forever if those people who have died also desire that blessing. I love participating in this effort. In addition, I try to follow the example of my Savior Jesus Christ as I live my life and as I interact with my family and the people in my community.