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Hi I'm Pam.

I have six children and a loving husband, I am a volunteer, a singer, a runner, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, a mother of three girls and three boys, a PTSA co-president, a singer, and a runner. I love to work in my children's schools and be active in my community. I have sung with several wonderful choirs and my kids would say that I am always singing around the house! I have run three marathons including the Boston Marathon and hope to run another after my injury is healed. I gain great satisfaction from setting goals for myself and accomplishing them. Most everything I do is centered around my six children and I couldn't be happier with my role as homemaker.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and experienced what great joy it could bring a family. I have remained active in this faith and now enjoy great happiness in my own family because of it. Everything I do is shaped by my membership in this church. I know that this is Jesus Christ's true church restored on the earth today. I am a member of this faith because I know that we are led by a living prophet who receives direct revelation from God. I have studied the scriptures my whole life and have had revelation after revelation from the spirt that they are true. I believe in modern-day revelation and one of the blessings of having the gospel is the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost. The Comforter brings me great peace, joy, and understanding. I am a Mormon because of the standards it sets for young and old alike. My family and I are greatly blessed because we can enjoy freedom through living the commandments. I know that because of the gospel and God's power given to man on earth, my family can be together forever. This brings me joy beyond measure!

How I live my faith

I live my faith through spending my time in the community and in the church. I have worked with the neighborhood association board, have served in many capacities with the PTA, have been a room mom in the schools, have worked with the cross-country team, and many other things. I also plan and prepare the music for our Sunday worship services. I delight in putting together a program that will inspire and uplift the congregation. Twice a month I direct an activity for the 8-11 year old girls in our congregation. It is such fun to play with these girls and teach them gospel principles through various activities. Another way I live my faith is through visiting and serving three women in our congregation. I visit them each month and bring them a message, fold their laundry, take them to the car repair shop, or whatever help they need. I like to think that I am first on their speed dial when they need help.

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Just as in ancient times, we, as the Church of Jesus Christ, have a temple wherein we can perform sacred ordinances. Our churches are different from the temple as they are meeting houses where all are welcome and encouraged to come and participate on Sunday and other days. The temple is a place where ordinances such as marriage are performed. We believe the ceremonies performed in the temple have lasting power, not just through this life but also through the eternities. Christ gave this sealing power to Peter and we have that same sealing power in our day. As it was in ancient times, only those who are found worthy may enter into the temple. We welcome one and all to our churches and hope that people will come and worship with us on a weekly basis. We want people to see who we are and that we worship and adore our Savior, Jesus Christ. Show more Show less