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Hi I'm Pat

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Mother, Grandmother, GreatGrandmother, Family Historian, Xray tech, lover of all domestic arts(cooking, sewing, gardening,crochet, knit, tat, crafting), appreciative of the beauties of the Earth, Devoted to church service.

Why I am a Mormon

I was 20 before I knew what the word Mormon meant. Two missionaries came  to our house to teach us the "gospel". I was puzzled why these two young men should care how I felt about their principles. They encouraged me to pray to know if what they taught is true (no pomp and pride--"believe me because I am so wise.") At first, I didn't think that the God of the Universe would find me important enough to answer my prayer. As I was taught, the beauty of their teachings enspired a real desire to know it is true. When my mind and heart were prepared I received a miraculous answer to my desire. I saw the room darken and the only light was the faces of the Elders. A voice in my mind said, "These are my servants and you can believe what they teach". WOW! I knew this answer was from Heavenly Father. I was filled with joy. I had always had a desire to be close to Him and be a real servant to Him. What a life-changing event! He's REAL and ACCESSABLE. Almost too good to be true. I was anxious to be baptised and continue learning to grow closer to Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I have held many callings in many different wards and have grown from each one. Each time I attend church, serve willingly and give unselfishly, It is a baby step closer to the perfection I desire to become. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints has become the most important part of my life , my anchor and my inspiration. After 50 years from the date of my baptism, I count that as the beginning of all my happiness. The Holy Spirit still warms my soul when my heart is right and I am so very blessed. I feel like I have learned to enjoy life by the teachings I receive from Scripture Study and living prophets. Life really can be full of joy. I am coming to understand the place of trials in life as a learning experiences. I have conquered lots of anxiety and am becoming peaceful even full of faith. It is a blessed life.

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

I know Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living Creator. I know He died for my sins. He is a kind and gracious Savior and Redeemer and is anxious to bless us on our road to perfection and so magnanimous to forgive every shortcoming. I love the scripture: " My yoke is easy and my burden is light." During a particularly hard time I read this scripture and pondered it. I pictured myself pulling with my head in a old wooden double-tree yoke and straining. I looked over to see who my pulling mate was as the burden got easier and it was Jesus pulling at my side. I cried to know that what ever "pulling" I cannot do , he will bear it for me and help me to be encouraged in my task. Burdens strengthen the "puller". I am never 'Pulling" alone. What a great blessing to know these things and be assured of it by the Holy Ghost. Show more Show less