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Hi I'm Penny

I'm a Mother of four. I grew up in Florida and love the beach. I'm an Army wife, a small business owner and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of four teenagers. My husband currently is serving active duty in the Army. Being a military wife is not always easy, but when he is home we love to do things together as a family. We frequently go on short excursions together to get to know the areas around where we live. I love to learn. Whether it's the local area, history, or new concepts in medicine, business or art techniques, learning is a passion of mine. Before joining the military, my husband and I owned several businesses together. I love helping small businesses excel. My hobbies are reading, walking, cooking, and visiting with friends and all medians of art. It wonderful to know that where ever were are assigned by the military there will be members of the church where ever we go. Even though I was raised in Florida, I have been able to meet others that are Mormon all over the world. I have been from coast to coast in the United States, as well as spending time in Costa Rica, Germany, Switzerland, France and England. Where ever we go the gospel is the same and the organization remains consistent. It brings us peace to know that no matter how different the country is that we are visiting, the gospel and the church is the same.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a first generation Mormon. What that means is that my parents weren't raised Mormon. My father joined after high school and my mother grew up with and an inactive father and a non-member mother in Florida were there weren't many Mormons around. I saw the tremendous power it had on our family to have the gospel in our home while growing up. Both of my parents didn't have any role models as to how to raise a family or be a parent. But with the guidance of friends and leaders at church and the example of the gospel as part of our daily up bringing; I know it is only because of the gospel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints that we are able to be a close family today. I hope to emulate my parents. Their hope for their children is to have a testimony in Christ and to know that they are loved by a Father in Heaven, our Savior Jesus Christ and our parents. Their success is in the lives now of their fourteen (14) children and their families: All being raised in the gospel. If ever there is a recipe to raising a family or being a good parent, they have showed me that by being an active Mormon and raising my children in the lessons of the gospel, teaches us to have strong families. This is why I choose to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I try to live my life to exemplify the Savior. In family, friendships, and business, I truly believe in living the 'Golden Rule'. "Do unto other as you would have them do to you." I strive daily to love each person I meet, as Christ would love them. To not judge them, but give them the benefit of the doubt and to leave any place I've been, better than I came or to take from it lessons to be learned to better myself and enrich my life. I try to learn about others in my community by activily participate in my children's schools and clubs and getting involved and supporting community activities. I activily participate in my church to get to know the people I worship with, by having assignments or callings in the church, like being a teacher to the youth or a visiting teacher to the other women. This calling is a particular calling that is on my mind day and night. This is where I go visit other ladies in my church on a personal level in their homes. I try to share with them lessons I've learned or things I have been taught, but most importantly I try to see if there is some way I can be of help to them in their lives. Even when illness or a busy schedule keep me from personaly visiting these ladies, they are never off my mind and always in my prayers.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

I grew up in a large family in Florida. I am the second of 14 children. My father was a convert and my came from a part-member family, which was not active in the church, so we were the first generation to be raised in the church. Both of my parents came from broken homes, with no family support, so their whole education about raising a close family came from the teachings of the gospel in the LDS Church. I have learned that our families help us to become who we are and then are there for us as we grow through life’s ups and downs. But family is not just who is here now, it is who we came from and what their lives were like and what they did. As I learn of my ancestors it makes me proud to be an American and of my heritage from other countries. Knowing as much about our families as we can, help us to feel always a part of someone and that we too have something to give to this world. Show more Show less