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Hi I'm Peggy

I'm a mother, and grandmother. I love to make things and I love to learn things. Most of all I love being a Mormon!

About Me

I'm a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt... I have four beautiful daughters and I love pink! I love being a homemaker. I love cleaning, decorating, organizing, and making nourishing meals. I live in the country and we grow a garden and do home preserving. I love sewing, painting, photography, scrapbooking, reading, and writing. I love couponing, bargain shopping and being thrifty. I love kids. I love being with my friends. I love camping out and going to the ocean. I love my religion. I love Jesus Christ and am so happy to live a life of following Him.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church. When I was in High School I had a part time job off campus for part of my school day. One day when I was in a back vault putting away some files, the men who worked back there asked me about being a Mormon. They asked me if I really believed in that stuff, and I said that I did. They tried to convince me that I was brain-washed by my parents and by the church. I'll never forget how that made me feel, and even though I didn't have any good answers for their questions at that time, I knew in my heart that it was true and right, and I knew that I would never depart from it no matter what anyone said. I have remained faithful my whole life and my testimony has grown stronger. I know, through the power of the Holy Ghost, that Jesus is the Christ and that if we believe in Him and follow His teachings we will be on the path that leads us back to our Father in Heaven. My ancestors left their homes and went to the Salt Lake valley to follow a religion that mattered more to them than anything else, and I will follow it, too. And that's why I'm glad I'm a Mormon!

How I live my faith

The church has given me so many great experiences over the years. I've taught and served children, teenagers, and adults. Right now I am enjoying serving in a calling that helps to index names off old documents that will be put online on Family Search for people to search for their ancestors. It's is exciting and fun work! It's important to me to go to church on Sunday and associate with other members of the church. We are like a big family and help each other as much as we can. We have activities that keep us in social contact with each other. It's important to me to keep the Sabbath Day holy by not shopping or seeking entertainment or work that I would do all the rest of the week, but setting the day aside to do things that will help me to remember Jesus Christ. I love to read and study from the scriptures and from the words of our living prophet and apostles. I strive each day to improve in doing the things I know He would have me to do. When I make mistakes or have failures, I know it's important to keep trying and never give up. I know that it's important to put the Savior's Atonement to work in my life, and that no matter how hard my trials or challenges may be, that He will always be there to strengthen me and help me get through it. I know that all the experiences we have build our character and make us better people.

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Peggy
The gift of the Holy Ghost is a supernal gift. The Holy Ghost makes all the difference in knowing what is truth. There are so many confusing voices in our world today, and those voices keep growing louder and louder, and there is much contention and confusion because of it. The Holy Ghost is the third member of the Godhood. He is a Spirit that can dwell in our hearts. He can put thoughts into our mind. He can fill us with warmth and light so we can know truth. He can comfort us in our worst trials. He can fill us with strength so we can do things that would not be possible otherwise. He can help us to love beyond mortal limitations. The Holy Ghost can still our fears and fill us with peace. The Holy Ghost is our guide. He is our protector. The Holy Ghost speaks to us in a still small voice. We cannot hear him unless we turn off the world and go to a quiet place where we can be still--where we can ponder, pray, read our scriptures and listen. We must be worthy to keep his presence with us. He cannot dwell in unholy surroundings. I have felt the power of the Holy Ghost in my life many times and I feel very blessed to have this special gift from a loving Heavenly Father to help me stay on the path of righteousness in this life. It is one of the greatest gifts of all. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Peggy
I grew up in a family of 4 boys and myself, I being the second to the oldest. The brother who was born next in line after me was killed at age 30 in an accident where an irrigation pipe he was carrying came in contact with a power line. It was so devastating to loose a brother and someone that you had expected to spend most of your life time associating with. At that time I had known other people who had died, but I was never as deeply affected by it as I was this time. I spent weeks after his death reading and trying to find out all I could about where he was at. I knew he lived on, and I believed in the spirit world. I learned that the righteous go to a place called Paradise. It's a place of peace and rest, but they are also continuing to do the work of the Lord there, like teaching those who have not heard the gospel while on earth. Everyone has the freedom of choice to choose it or reject it. I know that it is a place of happiness, and I know my brother is happy there. I know he is associating with others that have passed on, too, like my 2 grandpas, my grandma, my aunt, a really close friend of his, and so on. We believe that our earthly bodies are separated from our spirits at the time of death, and it is our spirits that go and dwell in the places reserved for that space in time before they will be resurrected with their perfected bodies at the Second Coming of Christ. There will be more than one resurrection because those who have chosen to do evil will have to wait til their time is appointed to come forth, but Jesus Christ loved us so much that He was willing to die that everyone could be resurrected into immortal bodies that will be perfect and that will never suffer pain, or sorrow or die again. It is so comforting to know truth, that we will be reunited again with those we have loved and with whom we have been parted with here on earth. I know I will see my brother again, and I often feel he is watching over me. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Peggy
The Book of Mormon is the record of a people who once lived on the American continent before and after the birth of Jesus Christ. It is another testament of Jesus Christ. It was written by prophets on gold plates and the book which we read today is a condensed version of many sacred records by a prophet called Mormon. That is how we came to be called Mormons. Mormon was inspired to put in this condensed version those things that would be most needed for us to know in our day. After Jesus Christ was resurrected He appeared to these people who were called the Nephites. He taught them how His church was to be organized with a prophet and twelve apostles and that it was to be named after Him. He taught them the same teachings that were recorded in the New Testament by His apostles at the time of his ministry in Jerusalem. I have read this book many times and I know it's true. It contains many revealed truths that were lost in the bible because of re-translations and evil men who took out plain and precious truths. I'm so grateful that God has given us this book. You can know it is true, too, if you read it with real intent and an honest desire to know for yourself if it's true. God has promised that He will reveal the truth of it to you through the power of the Holy Ghost as you pray to know with real intent. The Book of Mormon is a crucial part of our church, and families in the church are greatly blessed by reading and applying it's teachings every day of their lives. Show more Show less