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Hi I'm Patricia

I'm a Mormon, and I'm a Christian.

About Me

I am the mother of two beautiful boys and the wife to a wonderful husband. I'm also a doctoral student, and a Spanish teacher.

Why I am a Mormon

The transition from high school to college was a big turning point in my life. I was becoming an adult, and moving away from home. During my preparation for this transition, I began to feel like my spiritual life was missing something. I was very active in my southern Baptist church, and attended services every Sunday and Wednesday, but always left feeling no different than when I got there. I wanted a change. I wanted to feel uplifted - like my spirituality had been changed or strengthened. So, when my boyfriend at the time asked if I wanted to learn more about his church, I agreed. Maybe they had something to offer that I needed? And sure enough, they did. After attending several sacrament meetings, and after several lessons with the missionaries, I began to feel like I mattered, and like I had learned something. I left the meetings and lessons with something to ponder, but most importantly, I left feeling loved and strengthened. I joined the church not long after I moved away to college, and it was the best decision of my life. I know now that I am a daughter of my Heavenly Father; that he loves me and cares for me. He blesses me daily with the strength I need to be successful, and to face whatever challenges are given to me.

How I live my faith

Right now, I am serving as a ward missionary, which is a job that I truly enjoy. I am able to work closely with the full-time missionaries on a weekly basis. I go with them to teach lessons to investigators as well as to visit inactive members. It is such a blessing to work closely with the missionaries and to be able to share my love of the gospel with others. I am also a visiting teacher. I have been assigned three sisters that I visit once or twice a month. We talk about life and our families, and we talk about the gospel and how it's influencing our lives. We also discuss things that we need to improve, and share ideas about what works and what doesn't. The visiting teaching program is so wonderful. It is very uplifting to be able to meet with women who are experiencing similar trials and to be able to support each other and remind each other that we are daughters of God, and that he will help us get through the tough times.