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Hi I'm Nancy Fuller

I am a 7th generation mormon who grew up in Utah. I have been happily married for 33 years, and I am a mormon.

About Me

I am a seventh generation mormon, and a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. I have lived in Utah all of my life. I am the oldest girl of five children, three boys and two girls. I grew up hearing from my parents that we chidren were answers to prayers. I had a wonderful childhood. I have been happily married to the same man for 33 years, I have four children, three boys and one daughter who are all raised and married. I have nine grandchildren, seven who are living. My first two grandchildren died at birth. I have one grandson with cerebral palsy. Last year, after 32 years of employment, my husband was laid-off from work. He is now drawing unemployment and going to school. I work part-time as a therapeautic recreation technician at a local skilled nursing home. (I am the Bingo lady). I also free-lance write. I enjoy doing family history work. I have taken some of the stories of my family history and rewrote them as children's bedtime stories and gave them to my grandchildren for Christmas gifts.

Why I am a Mormon

Though I have been a member of the church all of my life, I had to come to know for myself that the church was true. I was challenged as a teenager to read the Book of Mormon and pray about it, which I did. I had a wonderful answer to prayer and I have loved to read the scriptures since that time. I continue to be a prayerful person. My reading, pondering and praying helps my understanding to grow and I truly can say today that I know for myself that this is God's church on earth. The teachings of the church t help me understand why we are here on earth, and the purpose of trials. Those teachings have helped me to get through the challenges of the death of my two oldest grandchildren, and helps me appreciate my grandchild with cerebral palsy. And at this time of my husband being unemployed and me only on a part-time salary, the gospel message helps me to understand the purpose of challenges while living on this earth. From the first week of the lay-off we have felt a peace that defies understanding. We have been at the right place at the right time to access benefits. We have had coincidences which have led us to believe that God is watching over us, and though we don't know the final outcome of all of this we are at peace.

How I live my faith

I am a Sunday School teacher for the adults in our ward. Currently I am teaching from the New Testament. What a great blessing it is to have to get in a study the scriptures to the point you can explain them to others. My husband and I also enjoy studying family history. We have collected the history of many of our ancestors back to seven or more generations. We have used the stories we have collected to self-publish children's story books for our grandchildren. We help others in our area learn about their family history. In the past, both my husband and I have been involved in the scouting in our area. We find our greatest joy from serving our family and neighbors.

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Nancy Fuller
I have studied the bible as well as the other scriptures in our church, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenant, and the Pearl of Great Price. I have felt the same confirming witness from the bible as I have from the other books of scripture. In fact, as I have read the bible, especially the Old Testament and read the writings of the Old Testament Prophets who spoke of this day, it as confirmed in my mind that this church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is the church prophesied of by Old Testament prophets. I love the Bible, I have truly come to know my Savior Jesus Christ and His love for me by reading the New Testament. I have come to love the writings of Paul. The Bible is truly the word of God, and we revere it as scripture. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Nancy Fuller
My "testimony" is a sweet peace or witness that I can feel deep inside me telling me that what I am doing is right. It comes after I have taken a concern to the Lord in prayer and I arise from prayer with a peace that all is rights. Through this process of studying a concern out in my mind, and then taking it to the Lord in prayer, I have come to know for myself that prayers are answered, that the teachings of this church are true, and that the Lord is mindful of me. Show more Show less