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Hi I'm Peggy

I'm a single mom, grandmother, and take care of my dad. I'm a graphic designer and writer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a single mother of four boys and have provided care for both my mother and father since 2009. My eldest son has also blessed me with two grandsons. I love my family. They are the most important part of my life. They have provided purpose and companionship in a world that might have proved lonely otherwise. I also love creating things. I am graphic designer by profession, but I have a passion to write. By day, I use the talents my Heavenly Father has given me to create materials for brokers in the real estate industry. By night, I create my own worlds through my words.

Why I am a Mormon

As a child I yearned to belong to a church. I knew God existed. I had moments of instruction. I attended different churches, but I knew I had yet to discover the truth Heavenly Father wanted me to find. Then my brother and mother joined the church. Each tried to persuade me to do the same, though I refused. Upon graduation, my mother suggested I attend Brigham Young University. I balked at the idea, but in the end, it became my first preference. Once there, my roommate shared her faith and invited me to the Manti Temple Pageant which changed my life forever. I remember little of the pageant, but I do remember our journey back to the university. The site of the temple, lit up on the hill, made me gasp. Its beauty touched my heart as nothing had ever in my life. BYU also required I take religion classes. I told my instructor I would not pray or participate. He smiled and respected my request. Soon after the term began, he issued a challenge to the class. He asked us to go home, get on our knees, and ask Heavenly Father if the church is true. We were to pray with real intent for at least 15 minutes. He asked us to listen with our hearts for the answer. I thought, "What would it hurt to ask? After all, God did answer prayers." Entering my dorm room, I fell on my knees and poured out my heart, asking whether the church is what I had desired all along. Within the course of an hour, the answers came. I knew I would ask for baptism. I have never regretted my decision to join the Church. Faith in my Heavenly Father has comforted me in times of need as in times of joy. Gospel truths have flooded my mind, and I have continued to learn and grow. The Church is an ever constant reminder that God is present, that He is an unchangeable being who loves us so much that he allowed His Son, Jesus Christ, to die for us so we may live with them again. I know this is true. My conversion was like coming home.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by making choices my Heavenly Father wants me to obey. I am not perfect, but I listen to the Church leaders and strive to do what is right. I daily pray and read the scriptures to learn how to become like my Savior. Currently, I teach in the women’s organization of the church, but have taught and served as a family history consultant, and as a teacher and leader in the children’s, young women’s, and Cub Scout programs.

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Peggy
I've spent the last 25 years studying the Book of Mormon and what scholars have to say on the subject. Since I believe the Book of Mormon is the word of God and that the Savior loves all mankind, I know after He visited his disciples in the Old World, He did not forget his "other sheep". He has left ample evidence of his love, healing, and instruction to the Native Americans who lived here. Most Native Americans can relate stories of his appearance to them, stories passed down through generations. Joseph Smith added his own testimony of this fact and sent missionaries to remind the Sac and Fox the Book of Mormon contains a record of their forefathers. The Book of Mormon also tells how the Savior healed their sick, taught them the gospel, blessed their children, and organized the church among them. Show more Show less