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Hi I'm Nancy

I am a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother of two and a grandmother of nine. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in New England, a true Yankee that loves clam chowder and architecture. My husband and I moved to the southwest 30 years ago where we have raised our family. We love the people here, the mild winters and desert flowers. I love quilting, needlework, cooking, graphic design and reading stories to my grandchildren. I taught my mother to quilt and helped her design more than 20 quilts. I worked part-time for most of my married life until I retired recently to become a care giver to my mother who recently passed away. My life has always revolved around my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a Mormon in New England and was the only member of the church in my high school until my brother became a freshman and joined me in school. I remember loving the feeling I had when I went to church and felt the Spirit there. When I was 18, I spent a semester studying the Book of Mormon and took Moroni's challenge to ask with a sincere heart if the things I had been reading and studying were true. I knelt at the side of my bed and prayed to my Heavenly Father about the Book of Mormon. I had a sweet, warm, beautiful feeling come over me and I knew in my heart that the Book of Mormon was true and Joseph Smith was a prophet of God that had restored the church in these latter days. My testimony has grown with each act of service and with each trial of life when I have turned to my Savior for help. I have learned that I can do hard things and that all is possible through my obedience to the commandments and my willingness to serve the Lord.

How I live my faith

I presently teach the four and five-year olds on Sunday mornings. I love the children. I love the creativity of preparing a lesson and I love the way the children are so eager to learn and participate in class. They are a whole lot of fun. Class time is always an adventure. They keep me young!

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

Nancy
I was once challenged to read the Book of Mormon from cover to cover within a certain time frame and that as a result of my reading, I was promised that I would have a desire to be a better person and that my family would get along better. No sooner had I finished reading, without actually thinking about it, I felt a desire to be more obedient to the commandments and to want to be closer to my Father in Heaven; to do good works. It was a powerful, real feeling. Show more Show less