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Hi I'm Coy

I'm a senior citizen, I'm busy, I'm happy, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm happily married to the same husband I've had for 56 years. We have six children (one is deceased). We also have two foster daughters. We have lots of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Our biggest focus is family. I'm a retired RN. Right now I'm taking on-line classses to complete an English degree--just for my own enjoyment and satisfaction. I like to read and, when I have time, I paint. I spend a lot of time on the computer keeping in touch with my family and putting together family histories. Of all the hobbies I have, my favorite is gardening and I look forward all winter for spring to come so I can get out and work hard in my yard.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon all my life. All eight of my great-grandparents and some of their parents were Mormon pioneers who joined the Church and immigrated to Utah in the mid 1800s. I'm grateful for their sacrifices. I grew up knowing that we have a prophet and twelve apostles just like those Christ called when he lived on the earth. My parents taught me the importance of keeping the Word of Wisdom--our law of health, which includes abstinence from alcohol, tobacco, tea, coffee and other harmful substances--and to take good care of my body. That included living a morally clean life. They also stressed that part of morality is being honest. I was taught that Joseph Smith saw the Father and the Son; that he was visited by angels; that he translated the Book of Mormon by the gift and power of God; and that through him the Church of Jesus Christ was restored. I believed my parents' teachings and over the years I have gained my own testimony that they are, indeed, true.

How I live my faith

Because the Mormon Church has no paid clergy the members have many opportunities to serve. I have enjoyed teaching classes for various ages from three-year-olds to adults. I've worked on humanitarian projects, family history, and in scouting. My husband and I have enjoyed serving as senior missionaries in several different geographical settings. Right now we are involved in family history. This past year I've been helping with a group of young girls who meet twice a month to learn various skills. I look forward to attending church each Sunday. We meet for three hours. The first hour we all meet together where we sing, listen to speakers, and partake of the sacrament to help us remember the Savior. The second hour we separate into various age groups for Sunday School. This year we are studying the New Testament. The third hour I meet in a women's group for an inspirational and faith-building lesson. The Mormon women's group is called Relief Society and focuses on service to others.