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Hi I'm Peggy

I joined the church 32 years ago. I love the gospel of Jesus Christ- it has changed my life.

About Me

I work in Human Resources and love to help people. I love the mountains and being out of doors; hiking and camping are great ways to get away from it all. I have been married 43 years and have 3 kids and 9 grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I have a Mormon heritage, I wasn't raised in the church. In fact I had no religious upbringing at all. I joined my husband's faith when I married, but it didn't fulfill my intermost questions and longing for something more. After I'd been married for 12 years I met a returned missionary from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints that was working on a new hourse across the street from us. My kids loved this young man and he often would eat lunch with us in the shade of the trees. As we became friends he was able to give me answers to those questions I had. Who was Jesus Christ? How could I really get to know him? Why are we here on earth? One day he gave me a Book of Mormon to read. As I read, I knew this was a book from God and all those things I wanted to know about were clarified within it's pages. The Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Gospel Plan for happiness in this earthy life is very simple. It is all about love and trying to do the right things that will bring us closer to God. I like that it's about my own personal relationship with Jesus Christ and my Heavenly Father. They know me and care about me and want me to be happy. I do the best that I can to live as Jesus has asked us to. The best part is I know that He will always make up the difference for whatever I'm lacking. My faith in my Savior brings peace and happiness to my life and that of my family. I've been a Mormon now for 32 years and I know that life is good! Trials and hardships are easier to face because I know there is a plan of happiness and a reason for the things that come to us in this life. My husband did not join the church with me, but my marriage is better because I did. We have love and joy in our lives because I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

One of our leaders once was asked "since we don't display crosses or other traditional outward symbols of Christian faith, what the symbol of our faith in Christ was? He answered that the symbol of our faith in Jesus Christ was how the members of our church lived our lives. I loved that! We encourage each other to pray every day and also read and study the Bible and other scriptures daily and then try to put those concepts into action. When I do this, I find it is easier to be kind and honest; to remember to love my neighbor and keep jugemental thoughts about my co-workers or even a stranger at bay. I have a long way to go in my journey to becoming "more Christ-like" but when I do the simple things that bring Christ's teachings into my daily life I am a better person and then it is easier to do it again tomorrow ( and perhaps a little better than I did it today.) The good choices and decisons of today make for more freedom and better choices and decisions tomorrow.