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Hi I'm Pat

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Pat. I love being a wife, a mother to three sons and a daughter, and a grandmother to thirteen wonderful grandchildren. Because at this time, none of our family members live nearby, I like to spend time "keeping in touch" with family through phone calls and e-mails. I am even learning "how to text" so I can stay in touch with busy active grandchildren. I enjoy being in touch with extended family. I like to feel that I am "the glue" that helps keep family members in touch with one another. I like to spend time doing genealogy and writing personal family histories. I enjoy reading good books and learning new things. I like to listen to good music and I enjoy playing the piano. I enjoy baking and sewing. I was thrilled when our daughter asked me to sew her wedding dress. I enjoy being in the outdoors with my husband, especially traveling in the mountains of the West. We used to go back-packing in the nearby wilderness areas, but we are not longer able to do this. We are glad that we have the memories of fun trips in the past.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Latter-day Saint family. Ancestors on both sides of my family were "Mormon Pioneers" because they arrived in Utah before the railroad came through in 1869. I was taught to believe in our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ. I was taught to pray. I was taught to be honest and to give service. As I was growing up, my parents taught me the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by precept and by example. I am very thankful for my parents and for their teachings, because I learned to make choices that have brought me much joy and happiness. My faith comforts and sustains me in the good times and in the difficult times of my life.

How I live my faith

Throughout my life, I have had a desire to be actively involved in the ward or branch of the church where I lived. As a youth, I attended the meetings and activities that the church provided for the youth. As an adult, I have served in leadership positions. I have taught youth and adults. One of my favorite callings was when I served as a Cub Scout Den Mother. My sons were Cub Scouts during that time. I played the piano or organ for church meetings for many years. For almost twenty five years, I have had the opportunity of serving as a worker in one of the temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This has been a wonderful experience for me. I have always had a special feeling for temples and for the work that is done in the temples.