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Hi I'm Nancy

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I raised my six children alone after their father lost his way in life and left the family. He later passed away. I worked as a secretary until I was finally able to finish my bachelors degree. I taught school and have a special place in my heart for junior high school youth. I was blessed to meet and marry a kind and humble man who loves the gospel. I especially enjoy singing, reading, working on my genealogy and family history, and spending time with my husband, children and 23 grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

On September 19, 1969, my husband and I were baptized and confirmed members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I had been praying about the right church to join. We were disillusioned with the church where we had attended since childhood, been married, and had built memories. Our beloved pastor had been transferred. The next two pastors preached social and secular issues. Where was a church that taught from the scriptures and taught about Jesus Christ? Then I was asked to teach Bible School. I read many books and studied the New Testament. We invited our pastor to our home to help us understand some confusing religious issues; however, he became impatient and angry. I continued to pray about which church was right. One afternoon, two Mormon missionaries came to our door. I invited them inside. After teaching us all the discussions, they challenged us for baptism. We weren’t ready and wanted more time to decide. My husband drove race cars. One Sunday we drove to Terre Haute to a race. It was cloudy and rainy, and the race was canceled. As I looked into the dreary sky, pondering the gravity of my decision, I realized that I had learned far too much to turn back; yet going forward with such a life-changing commitment to join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was daunting. Soon I knew what I had to do. My husband also agreed to be baptized. I knew that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, that the gospel and the Book of Mormon were true. We faced much opposition, but when the Lord speaks to us through the Holy Ghost, we obey. Our baptism was a wonderful experience. I felt pure heat enter the top of my head and fill my entire body. I could not stop weeping, so filled was I with the Spirit. President Joseph Fielding Smith taught, “Through the Holy Ghost the truth is woven into the very fibre and sinews of the body so that it cannot be forgotten.” I felt it then, and I have felt it ever since.

How I live my faith

I choose to live my Mormon faith by remembering Jesus Christ every day. Through daily prayer and reading the scriptures, I am able to stay closer to Him and farther away from the temptations of the world. I try my best to keep the commandments and teach my now grown children and grandchildren the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I have directed music in our church meetings for many years. I have also taught women's and children's religion classes. My husband and I served as missionares in Salt Lake City, Utah in the Family and Church History Mission. Working in the Church is very important to us. We believe in consecrating our lives and all we have to our Heavenly Father, who has given us all we have, including our very lives.