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Hi I'm Patricia

I'm a Mormon. My mother is from the Island of Tonga and my father is German/English.

About Me

I'm a marketing specialist for worldwide telecommunications company. I'm a single mother of 4 grown children and a grandmother of 1. I am also a breast cancer survivor and a volunteer in my local community. Life is good. It hasn't always been easy but it's through the tough times that I've had the opportunity grow and develop my faith in God. I've learned to believe and trust in him. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the greatest source of peace and comfort I know. It brings me joy and happiness and provides purpose and direction in my life. As I come to understand the atonement of Jesus Christ, I realize the magnitude and price he paid for me. He truly knows me, knows my pains and knows of my struggles. He knows this because he himself has suffered all these things so I could repent and return to him. Today I walk by faith, line upon line, precept upon precept. I am happier than I have ever been. Last month my youngest daughter headed off to college. My company transferred me to Arizona and a whole new chapter of my life is just beginning.

Why I am a Mormon

The gospel of Jesus Christ has been the guiding light in my life, a source of strength that has given me joy, happiness and fulfillment. To know that my Heavenly Father knows me (personally) loves me and is always there for me gives me peace and confidence. I can look back on my life to this point and actually see how God was there for me. I see how he provided opportunities, how he helped me make decisions and guided my footsteps along the way. There were many times that he carried me even when I didn't deserve it. I have not always been active in my faith. At times trying to find happiness and fulfillment without God. I'm grateful for the knowledge I have now. I have come to know who I truly am. I love the Lord Jesus Christ, his gospel and his teachings. The blessings and rewards that have come into my life by knowing the truth and living by it's teaching continue to grow each day.

How I live my faith

I live life with purpose and meaning. I've aligned my beliefs with the way I live my life. I exercise patience and love, give generously, volunteer when needed, forgive freely, and try to do good for all those I come in contact with. I pray daily, read my scriptures, seek God's guidance, ask for forgiveness and show gratitude for all that I have. I live my life deliberately, not by chance but by the choices I make!