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Hi I'm Nancy

Born in Mississippi, raised in Georgia, I'm Southern through and through, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife, a mother of 8 one of whom is a special needs child, and I'm a grandmother of 17. Although I'm an x-ray technician, I've chosen to be a stay at home mom. I love to read, to garden, to travel, to play with my grandchildren, to work on my family history and to sew. Currently, I have a little home sewing business that keeps me busy and fulfills my need to create. I LOVE to be with my husband, my children and grandchildren! We all enjoy being together.

Why I am a Mormon

As a teenager, I was an active member of another church. We were studying other churches, and I was given the assignment to report back to the class on "Mormons." As I read the encyclopedia about the Mormon Church, I found myself saying, "I believe this. This is what I've always believed. I know this is true." Several weeks later the missionaries were in our neighborhood and knocked on our door. My younger sister and I were baptized and about 3 weeks later my parents entered the waters of baptism. My life has never been the same since. I feel like I am where I'm supposed to be. I had had so many questions from the time I was a child. My various preachers could never answer them and frequently put me off with "we're not supposed to know those things." Here in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I have found my answers. I know the gospel of Jesus Christ is true, and the Church is the organization whereby the gospel is taught and administered here on the earth. What a blessing it is in my life.

How I live my faith

The gospel of Jesus Christ is such a part of my life that it influences everything that I do. It influences how I talk, my dealings with other people, the way I dress, the way I eat, and the places I go. I currently serve in the Church as the Compassionate Service Leader. This means that when there are those in our congregation who are sick, who have had a new baby, who have just moved into our congregation or who are moving out, I organize members to take food in to these families, to babysit children, to help pack or unpack. I help to see that needs are met under the direction of my Bishop or Relief Society President (the president of our women's organization). Serving others is our way of serving our Heavenly Father. There is a scripture that says, "When ye are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of your God." It is an opportunity to be an instrument in the Lord's hands. And you get to feel good about doing it!