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Hi I'm Polly

I am a retired RN, from VA, living in Florida and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hail from Virginia, currently live in Florida, been a member of the Church since August, 1979. Been married 2 times. Follow NASCAR, College Football and Hoops. Retired. Have had many jobs...bowling alley clerk, waitress, 7/11 manager, Utotem assistant manager, attempted to be a truck driver all before I was 30. College after 30, took 5 years to get a 2 year degree. Found a Book of Mormon at work, borrowed it and tracked down the Missionaries and joined [husband too] the Church less than a year later. Used to bowl a lot, and travel the US a lot...do neither any more.

Why I am a Mormon

I was in search of "truth" and found it in the Book of Mormon and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I sought out the missionaries, and thank whomever left that Book of Mormon in the Staff break room of central sterile supply at Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville, VA and the missionaries who explained the "Gospel" to me. I asked many many questions and they always had the answer or referred me to a church member for clarification or re-enforcement. I found the "light" and "truth" I had been seeking for quite a long time. I had been raise Methodist, attended Baptist church with my Grandmother, and was a member as an adult of another religious group. I love the Lord and the gospels...I know the church is true through prayer and searching the scriptures diligently. By doing this all can come unto God and His Son Jesus Christ. I have seen the the power of the Priesthood in action. I feel a warmth when I am among the brothers and sisters and I have seen a united thought throughout the USA as I have lived in many places. I feel the Spirit when I am troubled by health or questions as I seek an answer to issues in my life. Prayer brings answers always and a calmness. The answer you receive from Prayer may not always be what you want or think it should be but what you need. God in his infinite wisdom may send someone to help, direct you to knowledge or you may read or hear a talk that in effect slaps you to attention. I have had this experience several times and I needed it every time. I was lost, drifting without direction. Looking for help in all the wrong places. A lady from church sent me a letter and said call when you need me. I tossed it aside...then one day in my depression I needed someone. I called and left a message. The next day she called me back and over the next month talked to me a lot and finally encouraged me to come back to church. I still suffer depression but with the help of this sister and my home teachers I am still progressing.

How I live my faith

I do my best to be kind and help others however I can. I can lend an ear, shoulder or email. Help with genealogy, do Indexing, which helps provide public records online for others to search.

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Church is where everyone can come to learn more about the Gospel, God , Jesus Christ, our purpose on earth and are taught the doctrines of the Church. We have Sunday school divided into groups by ages and 2 adult Sunday school classes. Main Church service where members give gospel talks, in part on own experiences but based on the principles of the Bible, Book of Mormon and other works of the Church, and talks by The President or Prophet. The "spirit" of the Lord is always present and helps you learn if you but ask. The Last Supper is emulated each Sunday and is called The Sacrament. Temples are where members go after meeting specific qualifications, like being a member for a year, being able to answer interview questions related to your lifestyle, grasp of the principles of the gospel. Marriages for time and all eternity are done there. Temples are closed on Sunday and some other days as dictated by the President of the Church and or his associates. The Temple is a solemn and holy place where work is done for our ancestors, as well as living families are sealed or bound together forever in a spiritual way. You can pray and place names for those needing special prayers. Its beautiful and as close to heaven as we can get while here on earth. You always leave feeling joyful and refreshed. Show more Show less