What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Patti

I love being a wife, mother of four and Tutu of ten. I am a physical therapist and retired Army Lt. Col. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi. My name is Patti. I work full-time as a physical therapist. I enjoy talking to my children and grandchildren who live too far away...and visiting them on special occasions! In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, biking, knitting, sewing, traveling, reading and so many other things. It seems that I am always "in training" for an occasional triathlon. I graduated from BYU where I met and married my wonderful husband. Then I joined the Army to pursue a Physical Therapy degree, and later retired from the Army Reserves as a LTC. I spent many fantastic years pursuing my most favorite calling as a mother. The most important thing to me is my loving husband and family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by loving and responsible parents who taught me the difference between right and wrong and in many ways prepared me to be ready when I first heard the gospel. I was brought up in the Catholic religion by my father, but soon felt that something was missing from its teachings. Even though we often recited memorized prayers, I did learn the importance of personal prayer. I met friends in high school who were "Mormon", something I had only read about in history books, and over the next year I learned more and met with the missionaries. It wasn’t difficult for me to recognize the truth. It seemed to fit what I already believed, and to answer the questions I always had. I learned that I am a daughter of God and that I have a loving Father in heaven who has a plan for me and my family to return to live with Him. I felt the Holy Ghost during each missionary lesson, in church, at church activities and when I was in my friends' homes. I felt it when I prayed and read the scriptures. I felt it when I prayed to find out if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was the true church and if I should be baptized. I was gaining more truth, the complete gospel. I felt that I had been prepared in some things, including to have a soft and open heart. It was not a hard decision to make, because I knew that it was right. Therefore, I could not make any other decision.

How I live my faith

I try to keep in mind that I want to leave each person better or happier than I found him/her, each place in better condition than I found it...to make a difference. I am fortunate to have a profession where I can give service every day. I am trying to teach myself to make charity a part of my life, so that my natural instinct will be to help others and do as Christ would do. In this way I hope to show gratitude for all the blessings I have been given.