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Hi I'm Pam

I grew up in California, I now live in Minnesota, I love music, I am a mother of 5 and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am what used to be called 'an average homemaker'. I have been married for more than 25 years and my husband and I have 5 children--3 boys and 2 girls. I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ since my childhood and I have served in many of the organizations of the church. My first love is music. My home is almost always filled with music. I play the piano and started teaching beginners seven years ago. My three boys have grown and do not live at home full-time. One of my sons is on a mission near my hometown preaching the gospel of Christ full time. I am completely committed to my family and my religion.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I grew up a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I still had to decide if it was true for myself. My best examples of service were my mom and dad. Mom was always making dinner for someone or teaching a bunch of boys at church. My father is forever doing missionary work for the Church. I have read the Book of Mormon and I am amazed at the simple truth contained in this book. The love of Christ comes through on every page. I have prayed and asked God if the Book of Mormon and the church are true and He has answered my prayers in many ways. Mostly just living the principles of Christ's gospel have convinced me that His church is true.

How I live my faith

Sundays are family days. My family and I use this opportunity to shut out the cares of the world and play with our children, attend church, and recharge for the week. I view the commandments as a way to draw closer to Christ and I recognize that we are given commandments to help us have peace and happiness in a world that is constantly changing. Living the gospel is not just for Sunday. I read scriptures, including the Bible and Book of Mormon, every day. I pray every day by myself and with my family. I try to look for opportunities to help others and spread the joy that I have because of Christ's gospel.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Pam
We believe that we are saved by grace as we earnestly strive to live Christ's gospel. the Book of Mormon teaches 'For we labor diligently to write to persuade our children, and also our brethren to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled to God; for we know that it is by grace we are saved after all we can do' (2 Nephi 25:23). No matter how good we try to be we fall short of perfection, so we need Christ's Atonement to make up for our shortcomings. Christ paid that price a long time ago through the Atonement, but we need to live His teachings the best that we can, repent when necessary, and live a life that is pleasing to God. Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Pam
The Bible is indeed the word of God. The Old Testament gives us precious knowledge about the creation and ancient Israel. The Old Testament also contains faith promoting stories that foreshadow the coming of the Messiah. The New Testament is the fulfillment of those Old Testament prophecies and is a vital record of Christ's ministry in Jerusalem and His church after his crucifixion. We are grateful for the individuals and organizations that preserved the Bible through many thousands of years so that we could have God's word in our homes today. Show more Show less