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Hi I'm Nancy

I grew up in Atlanta and have spent all of my life in Georgia. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love sports, both as a participant and spectator. I bought my first camera at the age of 16 and have been taking pictures for decades. My camera has opened up a lot of doors for me and given me hours of enjoyment. I am married to a wonderful man and we are the parents of two adopted children.

Why I am a Mormon

I was doing very well in life. I had good grades in college; I had a part-tme job to help with expenses; my health was good but I felt something was missing. I kept on thinking "you need religion," but brushed aside that thought. My oldest sister had joined the Church in California and sent me a copy of the Book of Mormon. I put it on the shelf for 1 1/2 years until one day when I saw the Mormon missionaries on campus at my college. I decided to talk to them because my sister was happy with her "new" religion. I invited the missionaries to talk to me about the Mormon church. At the very first lesson, when a prayer was said, the Holy Spirit was so strong that I could not deny the truth of what the missionaries had taught me. They taught me several more lessons and I was baptized. I have never questioned my decision to become a Mormon. My testimony of and belief in Jesus Christ have become stronger with every passing year. I love the Lord and I love serving His children.

How I live my faith

I have served in many different capacities in my community and my local congregation. I have been able to use my talent as a photographer in putting together slide shows, power point presentations, publish articles in the newspaper and document activities. One of my favorite callings has been to teach the high school age youth in early morning scripture study every morning before school. We meet at 6:00 AM to study and learn together. It is a great way to start the day. In this way, the youth and adults are strengthened to withstand the various challenges that occur every day. I appreciate the time it takes to study and prepare to teach, too. I always learn so much more than I can possibly share in the time allotted. I have worked with the youth in the scouting program - both Cub and Boy Scouts. I think it is a wonderful program. I have also been able to work with the women's organization as a teacher and leader. Those responsibilities have helped me to grow as a woman and homemaker. I have learned about canning, quilting, home and family preparedness, and so many skills that make my house into a home. I am not perfect, but I think that through the Atonement and the love of our Savior Jesus Christ, I am becoming a better person. It is a lifelong process, but one that I am happy to try.

What is the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon is a record of the early inhabitants of the American continents. It contains an account of their lives and their struggles. Most importantly, it contains an account of the Savior Jesus Christ’s visitation and ministry to the people in the Americas. It is a second witness to the divinity of our Savior. Book of Mormon prophets recorded the lives and challenges of their people hundreds of years ago. Through those writings, we can see parallels to our lives and struggles. The physical circumstances may be different, but the lessons we can learn by the prophets’ warnings and insights transcend time. The Book of Mormon was translated from ancient writings by a modern day Prophet, Joseph Smith. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and that he preserved it to come forth for our time. It testifies of Christ and can help us draw closer to Him. Show more Show less