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Hi I'm Nancy

My growing up years were in Wyoming, Utah and California.

About Me

I’m a mother of six children, five sons and one daughter. I have 26 grandchildren with two on the way and four great grandchildren. I live on a ranch in Colorado with my husband and my mother who is 88. We are retired. My main interest is my family. Each year we get together for a family reunion at the ranch which lasts for one week, some stay longer. Lots of fun! I enjoy gardening, reading and finding my ancestors through family research.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up as an Atheist, I wasn’t interested in any church. When I was 19 we moved to a new city and having graduated from high school I found it hard to find friends. Someone suggested that I go to the Mormon church as they had a great youth program. I didn’t want to surround myself with people that believed in a God when I didn’t, but I had two sisters that were interested in the church youth group and so we went. The first thing I noticed is that the church youth had something I didn’t have. I didn’t know what it was but I felt of their strength and peace. I wanted what they had. I started going to church but found it hard to believe in their God and Jesus Christ. I was told to pray about it. How could I pray to nothing? But gradually I began to feel God’s influence as I made a real effort to pray and was blessed to know that God was real which brought me a sense of peace that I hadn’t known before. The reason I’m a Mormon is because of the plan of Salvation which teaches where I was before I came to the earth, why I’m here on the earth and where I’m going after I leave this earth. I’ve come to know that God is my Heavenly Father that knows who I am and loves me. I know that Jesus Christ is His son and is my Savior. I’m so grateful for this knowledge.

How I live my faith

Going to church each week, praying and studying the scriptures daily are the most important ways I live my faith. Each month I visit four women that live in the mountains where we live. We help each other and have spiritual discussions which I enjoy very much. I’m a member of the Colorado Tree Farmers which is a land owners group from the community that works together to save our forests, a very rewarding work.