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Hi I'm Nancy

I'm a stay-at-home mom, a piano teacher, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am the youngest of ten children. I grew up on a dairy farm in southern Idaho. I miss driving truck in the harvest each fall. I met my husband in a college speed reading class. I am a mother to four children. Three of them are currently attending a university. My full-time (and favorite!) job is being a mother. I teach piano on the side. My hobbies include gardening, playing the piano, organ and accordion, collecting recipes, watching old musicals, and reading. I also enjoy learning new things. My current project is learning to crochet.

Why I am a Mormon

My 23-year old sister died when I was barely four years old. It didn't make sense to me that she was just "gone." I wanted to go visit her. It was explained to me that she was with Jesus now. That made perfect sense to me and I never questioned it. Because of that experience, I have always believed that Jesus is my older brother and that we are all spirit children of a Heavenly Father. My faith in that has never wavered. I was baptized when I turned eight years old. As I have gotten older, my knowledge about the gospel has increased through prayer, church attendance, and by reading the scriptures. I love the words of Jesus, found in the Bible and also found in the Book of Mormon. There is a special power in the scriptures. I feel peace and learn things that I can do in my personal life to improve. I have found that problems can be solved if I pray to Heavenly Father and read the scriptures. I believe that not only is Jesus my older brother, he also atoned for my sins so that I might live again after this life. Why might this knowledge be important to me? I want to see my sister again and I want to be with my entire family forever.

How I live my faith

Serving others is a huge part of my beliefs. I feel like I am blessed in so many ways when I help other people. For example, on the recent National Day of Service, a group from my church teamed up with the Catholic Community Services. My team participated by doing yard work for an elderly woman. It was hard work but so enjoyable because we got so much accomplished. It was a great feeling knowing that she could look out her windows and see neat and tidy gardens! I am what is called a "visiting teacher." I am assigned to visit four women each month to see how they are doing and to give them a brief spiritual thought. These visits are always enjoyable. It is fun to get to know these women better. If they ever need a helping hand, I am happy to be of service to them. Throughout the years, I have served in various capacities in my ward (congregation.) This includes church organist, librarian, teacher, and leader of the children's organization. I have gained much experience, knowledge and valuable lessons that have helped shape my character. Hopefully along the way, other lives have been touched as well. It is a privilege to serve others, both members of my faith and those outside of my faith. It is not always easy or convenient to serve others, but I am uplifted each time I serve and I know this is what the Lord wants me to do.

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