Hi I'm Pat Brockett
I wrote a term paper in high school about the church. Later after I was married I joined the Church. I'm a Mormon.
I'm a grandmother and have three children and 12 grandchildren. Most of the time when our children were growing up I stayed home, but was actively involved in their schools. This was something that my husband and I agreed we felt important. When the children began going to college, we found it necessary to have a little more income so I worked outside the home to help out. I'm now retired, but keep busy with church activities and helping my elderly mother.
A close friend joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when we were in high school. That was what prompted me to write my term paper about the Church. In the process of writing the paper I learned about the Prophet Joseph Smith and the way in which his humble prayer was answered. I learned about the Book of Mormon and about the 13 Articles of Faith. The things I read I believed, but it wasn't until ten years later that I had a chance to be taught by the missionaries and actually joined the Church. An LDS family moved in next door to us, and when I learned they were Mormon, I told them about my background and began asking many questions about the Church. We became very good friends and after a period of time they asked me if I would like to have the missionaries come to teach me more. Six weeks later I was baptized. Two months after I was baptized, our second child was born.
Because we are a lay church, the members are given opportunities to lead, to teach, to follow, and to serve. This has been such a blessing in my life, because I have learned so much from these experiences. I have worked with all ages, all the way from very young children to those who are in the later years of their lives. I have learned more about the Savior through these experiences.