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Hi I'm Nancy.

I'm a Texan, a wife and Mother, musician, triathlete, and outdoors enthusiast. I'm also a Mormon.

About Me

I am a young mother married to a fine young man, and we have two sweet children, a girl and a boy. I look forward to more busy-bees joining our small family in the future. I am a musician, and I earned my bachelor degree in Secondary Choral Music Education. I feel privileged to primarily stay at home with my children, but I also have some income babysitting and teaching private voice lessons on the side. Some friends from my children's playgroup and I have organized a 'Mommy Taught Preschool' for our pre-kindergartners, which is proving to be a fun challenge, and I currently write the newsletter for my neighborhood association. I love to sing and arrange music, enjoy crafty hobbies, reading, digging in my veggie garden, attempting to landscape my currently weedy-seedy yard, training for triathlons, hiking, and camping.

Why I am a Mormon

I gained a testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ at a very young age reading the Book of Mormon and testing the promise found in Moroni 10:3-5; I asked "with a sincere, with real intent, having faith in Christ" wanting to receive an answer to whether or not the Book of Mormon was true, and likewise if Jesus Christ was my Savior, and if His true Church had been restored through the prophet, Joseph Smith. Even at so young an age, I felt the spirit strong and warm and felt within me that these things were true, and that not only is Jesus Christ my Savior and Redeemer, but he and my Heavenly Father know and love me individually. Since then I've felt confirmation time and again of the truthfulness of this gospel through study, inspiring music, faithful prayer, and during both the easy and the hard times of daily living. My Savior knows and understands my pain when times are tough; I've felt His love around me helping to lift and guide me through painful trials. His atonement is real, repentance is real, and forgiveness is real. Because of Christ's atonement, families can be together forever, even after physical death. I take great comfort in the truths of the restored gospel.

How I live my faith

In day to day life, I try to follow the example of my Savior and live as he would have me, like Him. This means having patience with my children as they rip pages out of favorite storybooks, continually attempts to splash in the toilet, and eat dirt. My husband and I are trying to teach them that Jesus loves them each individually, that we love them, and how Heavenly Father's has a special plan for them. Music is an awesome and important part of my life; I feel more comfortable sharing my feelings and testimony of Jesus Christ through song, so I love it when I have opportunities to serve musically. I frequently sing alone or with others, and direct and arrange music for our choirs to spiritually enhance our meetings. I love putting together and participating in musical programs and firesides! Currently, I have a special opportunity to serve the young women (ages 12-18) of our congregation. I feel privileged to get to work with these special daughters of God. Working with the youth is very busy, but very rewarding. As a Latter-Day Saint, I continuously have the opportunity to serve and care for people and as a "Visiting Teacher" I visit a few of them regularly and check up on how they're doing. We keep track of each other in this Church, temporally and spiritually. I'm happy to say that I also have Visiting Teachers that look out for me.

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Nancy.
The Bible is one of four standard works in the canon of scripture that Mormons believe in and study, so yes, we do regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God, as far as it is translated correctly. We value the Old Testament, being filled with revelations about the coming of the Messiah, and the New Testament as a firsthand account of Jesus Christ's ministry, atonement, and resurrection in the Middle East, as well as a record of how His gospel and Church were organized with apostles and prophets. Unfortunately, the Bible we know today is not necessarily the same Bible its original authors composed. Because of errors in translation, transcription, and possible omissions during compilation, its account of the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ is incomplete, and since there is no one original Bible to compare it to, it is difficult to fill in the blanks. As another testament of Jesus Christ in the Americas, The Book of Mormon validates the truths of the Bible and restores gospel principles that are unclear or missing from the Bible. Together, the Bible and the Book of Mormon teach us about Jesus Christ, His atonement, and how to live His gospel in order to return to the presence of our Heavenly Father again. Show more Show less