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Hi I'm Pamela

I live in the United States. I have lived on the East and West coasts now I live somewhere in the middle. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, a mother, and a grand mother. History, reading, genealogy, knitting, photography, gardening, cross-stitch, collecting sea shells and sea glass, are a few of my hobbies. More than anything else, I love to provide service for others. Whether is it providing support for soldiers serving our country, sending items to an indian reservation, sewing dresses for children in Africa, knitting hats for newborn babies, gathering school supplies or clothing for Applachia, or taking a meal to someone in my home area, I know that charity never faileth.

Why I am a Mormon

As a young girl I went to the Congregationalist church with my grandfather. I spent most of my formative years attending the Methodist church with my mother and siblings. Time passed and for a number of years I rarely attended any church. During that time period I investigated a number of religions. At age twenty one, I was expecting my first child, a daughter. One day when it was near her arrival date, it occurred to me that as a mother I should teach her about God. As I pondered what church I should consider, it came to my mind that my sister had joined a church that I knew nothing about except the word Mormon. My child was born and I forgot about it all until one day a lady that I worked with sent the missionaries to my door. Because I was looking for something to be an anchor in my life I let them in. I joined the church nine months later. Over the last thirty seven years I've made many decisions; both good and not so good. That choice I made to open my door and invite the missionaries in, changed my life forever. I know that Joseph Smith was chosen to restore the fulness of the gospel plan to the earth. I testify that the Book of Mormon stands on it's own as another witness of Christ. I have come to know there is no greater joy in this life, or the next, to know that Christ lives. That He is our Redeemer and the Savior of all mankind.

How I live my faith

Currently I serve with other women in my church to serve as leaders of the women's organization. It is an amazing opportunity to love others, to not judge, and to continually learn about humility. Being together with women who are striving to come unto Christ is a spiritual sweetness in my life. I believe that living one's faith is done through small daily acts in one's own home town. I support my local library by taking out as many books as I can each month. We are a small community and funding is partially based on circulation. It doesn't matter if I read them all or not. It's the thought that counts. When I need to purchase the neccessities of life, such as groceries or gasoline, I try to choose the home town businesses. Even if it means spending a few more pennies. I visit the cemeteries in my home town, and around the area, to be reminded of the many people that lived, worked, and sacrificed for me to enjoy the beautiful area I now live in. I live my faith by seeking to the will of the Lord each day. I seek to know His will by having daily prayers and scripture study. I strive to listen and follow the promptings of the Holy Ghost each day. I trust in that guiding influence to be with me in all that I say and do. I look for ways to provide acts of kindness and charity with all I come in contact with each day.