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Hi I'm Pam

I'm a wife, mother of five sons & a daughter, grandmother, office manager of a bottled water company, piano player & I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Utah but I was raised in Eastern Idaho where I met my husband, Craig. We dated in high school and then I waited for him while he served a mission to Australia for 2 years. I graduated from Beauty College while he was gone. I'm a Registered Cosmetologist. I worked for a few years in a salon but have mostly used my experience doing hair for my family. We have been married for over 30 years now. We have 6 children and 6 grandchildren. We live in Star, Idaho. I enjoy playing the piano and reading good books. As a family we work together to run our bottled water business to provide purified drinking water and spring water to the people in our area. My husband is the CEO and sells water softeners and filtration systems. I am the office manager. Our sons bottle the water and drive the delivery trucks. We have many opportunities to donate bottled water for good causes. We enjoy camping, fishing, and boating as a family. We have also been able to join other boaters in participating in an event called "Cast for Kids" where we take kids with disablilities out for a day of fun and fishing. It is a great way to show them how to fish and see the joy on their faces as they catch a big one!

Why I am a Mormon

When I think about my testimony of the gospel it is a very personal thing. I know it is important to share with others. I find myself sometimes thinking that I have hidden it like a treasure and have not had the courage to share it with others for fear that they might belittle or make fun of what I believe. But sharing the gospel with others who are truely seeking for the light and knowledge of the gospel is a joy. I love knowing that the Savior Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father appeared to Joseph Smith in a grove of trees. They are two separate beings. God the Father spoke to him and said, "This is my beloved Son, hear Him." I know that the Savior's church was restored through him. That we now have the priesthood authority restored to this earth. I feel blessed to be able to have the Book of Mormon, a book that prophets have recorded their experiences for 1,000 years, testifying of Jesus Christ 600 years before He came to earth and witnessing His appearance to the people on the American continent after he was resurrected. In the Bible He said he had other sheep who are not of this fold. Here He taught them as he did in the Bible about baptism and how He would have us live. We can learn from their experiences as they remain faithful to the Lord and witness their distruction as they fall away from His teachings. I know that the Lord is mindfull of all of his children around the world. He loved His only begotten Son but was willing to let Him make an incredible sacrifice for us so that the price would be paid for us to return and live with Him again. I love my children and each time one leaves to go into the world I am afraid for them as they sacrifice for two years serving missions, but I know how important each person is to our Father in Heaven and I know he will bless them and protect them for their efforts to share His gospel. I am so grateful to have been raised by such good parents and to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

How I live my faith

Through the years I have had many different opportunities to serve in different areas. I've enjoyed teaching primary children & leading music and playing the piano. I have been a cub scout leader for boys 8-11 and achievement day leader for girls 8-11. I have been a leader in the Young Women organization ages 12-18. I have taught lessons in Relief Society and have been a visiting teacher. I have served as choir director and ward organist and enjoy playing the hymns for the congregation each Sunday. We have worked at the church cannery canning different foods for food storage. It provides us with the necessary means to help ourselves. We have a humanitarian center where we can put together quilts, clothes, hygene kits, and many other necessary items for those in need or who have suffered from a catastrophy. This helps me give back as so many helped my family when we were in a disaster when I was 14 years old. We lived in Sugar City when the Teton dam collapsed and flooded our area. Our home was ruined and our community was devastated. There was mud everywhere and so many people lost everything. With the help of volunteers who came in by the bus loads we were able to clean up and start over. We had so many kind people that donated time, quilts, clothes, and supplies. I will always be grateful for their service. Things can be replaced but people are the most precious of gifts and we should do all in our power to be the Lords helping hands.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Pam
I know we have been blessed many times because we pay tithing. We have a budget for 10% of our gross income to be paid monthly to the church. It helps with the expenses the church has in building and maintaining our meeting houses and temples. I feel it a priveledge to help the Lord in His work. He blesses us in so many ways and we have never been short for the things that we need. I've even seen miracles happen at just the right time when we have needed it the most. As we show our faith in the Lord and His promises, our testimonies are strengthened. Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Pam
We try to live the best way we know how but we are normal people like everyone else. We have been taught to stay away from unhealthy things, like smoking & drinking alcohol. We are taught to keep ourselves morally clean. We try to study the scriptures and have family home evenings but I'm sorry to say we weren't always consistent. Raising children from the "terrible twos to the traumatic teens" our "family nights" sometimes seemed like "family fights that began and ended with prayer". But with some effort our boys have commented that their love of the scriptures came from their memories of our efforts. Our daughter & her husband now have family nights with their little family. We went to church every week and with the efforts of their teachers and leaders our family has a foundation built upon the Savior. If we start teaching them as they grow to make good decisions when faced with hard choices then they have the strength to withstand temptations. They have strong characters of honesty, integrity, & hard work. Show more Show less