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Hi I'm Pam

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mom of five and grandma of seven. I like cycling, writing poetry, playing the piano, kayaking and hiking. I make a mean banana cream pie. After our kids grew up my husband and I decided that we didn't want to be apart during the week while he traveled with our business, so we decided to travel together. I love the additional time we have together, and we've had fun exploring new places.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, and my parents took me to church and taught me the gospel. I had faith even as a little girl. I think there comes a time in everyone's life when he has to decide what he really believes. I believe in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ because I have tested the Lord's promise in John 7:17 which says, "If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself." I have tried to keep the commandments and have seen blessings in my life as a result. I am happy and at peace when I live the gospel of Jesus Christ. I also have tested the promises given to us through our living prophet. Each time I have had faith in and have tried to follow the prophet's counsel, I have had rich blessings flow into my life. For example, at one time the prophet asked the whole church to read the Book of Mormon before the end of the year. One of the promises that he extended to us was "a stronger testimony of the living reality of the Son of God." At the time I was taking a college course from a man who was an atheist. He was a very persuasive, articulate man who regularly ridiculed those who believed in God. I felt a lot of doubt creeping into my mind, even though I didn't want it there. I clung to the promise that if I would continue to read that I would have a stronger testimony of the reality of the Savior. If ever I needed that strength it was then! Several times during this period, when I felt that cynicism and doubt were threatening to drown me, I felt assurances as I read the Book of Mormon that Jesus Christ was indeed my Savior, and I was comforted. My testimony of the Savior comes from both the Bible and The Book of Mormon. I believe that God is my Heavenly Father and that he loves me. He hears my prayers and answers them. This church has answers to life's questions. It has helped me teach my children to be good people. It helps me be a better individual as I keep trying to be the kind of person Jesus would want me to be.

How I live my faith

I love music and have played the organ and led the singing in our Sunday meetings. I have done everything in our church from teaching children, working with Boy Scouts on merit badges, to camping with 200 teenage young women for a week at girls' camp. Currently I work with the women in our church, helping them to strengthen their homes and families and serve others around them. This past spring a large group of women in our area divided up one Saturday to do service in our community. I went with a group who planted native plants in a local preserve. I try to be kind and help those around me. I hope people will know I have faith by the way I treat them.

What is the Relief Society?

Pam
Relief Society is the church's organization for women. All women 18 and older are members of Relief Society. It was organized in 1842 to care for the poor and to administer to the spiritual needs of women in the church. Today the Relief Society meets each Sunday for spiritual instruction. It also meets on other occasions to meet the needs of the women by means of workshops, conferences, practical training or service projects. Relief Society members are assigned others to watch over in a loving way. They are the first responders in time of need such as sickness or loneliness. They most often grow to love one another through their service. Relief Society today has three focuses: To increase personal faith and righteousness T strengthen homes and families To seek and and give service to those in need Show more Show less