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Hi I'm Nancy

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the youngest of 4 children born to parents who imigrated from Germany. I love my German heritage. I was raised in the Lutheran religion in the Chicago, Illinois area & Wisconsin before moving to Denver, Colorado where I graduated from highschool. When I was 28 years old & the mother of three children, my husband & I became members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The greatest challenges of my life were yet to come. After moving to Provo, Utah I was left alone with my then 4 children. I was a single mom for 5 years and attribute my strength in raising them, to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It truly was my foundation and solace in times of need. I just celebrated my 70th birthday and have had a full & mostly happy life. I love everything to do with the outdoors & being in nature. As a young girl I always loved hiking around the bluffs of Wisc. and that has extended into my adult life. My involvement in the church has given me many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. I loved being girls camp director and climbing Mt. Timpanogas. I love interaction with young people and so enjoyed my years of being involved with the young women's organization of the church. I also love to do things in my home. I love to knit and used to do a lot of sewing when my children were young. I have even found another love in my later years of making furniture. I absolutely love making things out of wood. There is something so satisfing and solid about it.

Why I am a Mormon

My membership in the church dates back to 1968 when two young missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints knocked on our door and taught us what the "Mormon's" believe. As I prayerfully considered what they were saying, I came to realize that what they were teaching us was everything I had ever believed about Jesus Christ and our Father in Heaven. It was so simple and yet so beautiful! They explained the whole Plan of Salvation as I had always thought it to be. Even though many people had tried to convince me otherwise, the testimony that was growing inside of me bore witness to me that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is once again upon the earth in all it's fulness. I can not deny the promptings of the Holy Ghost and the realization of these truths. I was raised a Lutheran and so admire Martin Luther as one of the Great Reformers and for all he did to bring about much of the religious freedoms we so enjoy today.. He stood for principals that he believed in despite much persecution. I believe he would be excited about the work that is going on throughout the world today. I am so grateful for the worldwide missionary program in the church. I know that this work will continue to grow and fill the whole earth to fulfill Heavenly Father's commitment which is so well stated in Moses 1:39. "For behold, this is my work and my glory - to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man". I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ with all my heart and sole and know that there is a 'Marvelous Work and a Wonder' going on in the earth today. I'm so happy to be a part of it!

How I live my faith

I love to teach both young and old and have had many opportunities to do so as I have excepted calls in the many organizations of the church. I finished serving a full time (18 months) mission last year for the church in the Missionary Dept. at Church Headquarters in Salt Lake City. What a wonderful opportunity that was for me. To witness all that goes on to move this great work along throughout the world was marvelous. I feel so blessed to have been there. Many opportunities have come to me since the passing of my husband 6 years ago. I was invited to go on a humanitarian mission to Kenya, Africa last summer. Another wonderful experience to see the devotion and dedication of the people who run this organization and the passion they have for what they do over there. It was so nice to work one on one with the women and children and to look into their eyes of hope. There are so many opportunities throughout the world for humanitarian work. And we are not lacking in our own homeland. I suppose my greatest efforts are to be the mother of 6 children and the grandmother of 24. And the greatgrandmother of 5. It is the ultimate blessing and satisfaction in life to have a posterity and know that we are helping Heavenly Father build His Kingdom here on the earth. We can all relate to the joy and happiness we derive from our families. They are the one constant and sure foundation that will last throughout the eternities if we live worthily. When disasters happen, it is our families that we turn to first. I love the teachings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It gives me the hope and faith I need; to know where I came from and what my purpose is in this life and where I will be going when I leave this earthly existance. We all have so much to offer in the world around us. We just need to feel the inspiration to live lives of productivity and look for the opportunities that lay ahead of us.