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Hi I'm Patsy

I'm a grandmother and an artist who just finished illustration on a childrens book. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mother to seven grown married children and seven grandchildren which include my step children. I was widowed from my childrens father in 2007 and married a widower who's wife died of the same type of cancer. We have merged families and enjoy the new challenges it has created. I'm also an graphic artist who likes to create fine art with oil, watercolor, pastel and other fine art media. I just completed illustration on a published children's book and I'm currently illustrating 2 new books.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 27 with two small children I started questioning my faith and wondered what church I should join. I was looking for a church that my children could grow with because I knew the importance of children being raised with the knowledge in a Christian faith. A young lady who lived across from me came to visit one day and told me missionaries have been teaching her about the Mormon religion and that the older widow lady next door had just joined about two weeks prior and the most amazing thing was that she had stopped smoking. I couldn't believe that my neighbor next door had joined because of her strong personality and chain smoking so I went to visit her. She told me about her conversion and how happy she was. She also told me that her chain smoking stopped overnight when she prayed with the missionaries to be able to quit and got baptized. Then the young girl got baptized the next week and the same missionaries who baptized the older widow and the young girl started teaching me about the book of Mormon. As they taught me and I read the book of Mormon I felt a burning in my soul that this church was what I was looking for and that it was the true church that has been put on this earth for my family and me. Since then I and my family have been blessed as a member of this church we call The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

How I live my faith

As a member in this church I have had several callings in the church. Currently I have two callings as the compassionate service leader and the technical director for the Family History Center. As the compassionate service leader I provide service to families or individuals who, for one reason or another have a situation in their lives where they may need some help. That could mean anything from providing meals to a family who had just experienced a birth, death or illness in the family to helping a family who is moving out or into an area. I do this by calling other members in our ward and ask them to lend a hand and coordinate the people on days and times. Meals are not the only thing that people may need help with and I provide help in other ways such as cleaning a yard or a home to helping someone with transportation to church or other places such doctors visits or church. This calling brings me closer to people by providing a service to them and It's one of the most rewarding callings I have besides the most challenging. Working in the Family History Center as a Technical director I order and return films that patrons have ordered for doing their ancestor work. I also get to work on my own ancestors work. I enjoy both calling and I've grow so much by doing these throughout the years.

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

When I became unemployed I found that I needed assistance with food for my family. Pride had kept me from asking for help but finally I felt I needed additional help until I could find a job. I was truly blessed to be able to receive the help I needed during the short time I was unemployed and I also received help at the employment program that the church provides. Show more Show less