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Hi I'm Joy

I am a happy Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a very small town in a very large family. I was privileged to grow up in an LDS home where my siblings were my best friends. Years ago I served a mission in Portugal where I learned to love the Portuguese people and their language. Most importantly, I gained a stronger understanding and love for my Savior, Jesus Christ. I earned a Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in education and taught middle school English for 11 years before getting married and becoming a mother. I have a loving husband and two children who are true miracles. I am able to stay home with my children which is a great blessing and honor. I enjoy teaching, scrapbooking, doing crafts, watching/playing most sports, sewing (new hobby), reading, traveling, playing games, and spending time with family.

Why I am a Mormon

For generations my family has been latter-day saints. Both of my parents were raised in the church, and they taught all their children the same. I have always loved The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because of the peace and love I feel. I find comfort knowing I am a daughter of God and my Heavenly Father and Mother love me. I know my elder brother Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer. I have prayed to know if the things I've been taught are true. There is no doubt; the gospel of Jesus Christ is true. I have received many blessings from being a Mormon. I know families can be sealed together for eternity. The Holy Ghost is a constant companion that can direct, comfort, and testify of truth. Obedience and faithfulness to the commandments of God result in the greatest joy in this life and in the next. I am a happy Mormon.

How I live my faith

I love to serve others. I have been able to serve with the children, youth, and adults in the church. My testimony and life have been enriched through service. Recently I was called to work with the young women in my ward. It is an honor to be among them and see their strength and willingness to help others. I enjoy visiting ward members and taking them goodies. There are many opportunities to serve in the community with humanitarian needs such as compiling hygiene kits for less-fortunate people, making blankets for the elderly, participating in food and clothing drives, and the list goes on. I hope others look at me and know I am a Mormon because of my actions.