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Hi I'm Pat

I am a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, teacher, missionary, and friend. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I earned a master's degree in education and was a teacher for 50 years. I have three children who finished college, 7 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. I have done family research for over 40 years and have traced some lines to the 1600's. I like to read, walk, knit, work on family history, watch old movies. I enjoy making new friends and serving whenever I can. I served a full-time mission at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah (the world's largest) from 2004-2006.

Why I am a Mormon

A non-member professor I had in college found out that I am a Mormon and he said that Mormonism is not only a religion, but a way of life. He is right. Members of this Church are happy, peaceful, hopeful, and strive to always be helpful. The Church has been an anchor for me during trials and suffering. I know this church is true. It's principles and teachings bring joy and peace to my life. Following these teachings fills me with understanding and encourages me to be patient, to have harmony, faith, and love. Jesus Christ is my Savior. He was sent here by Heavenly Father to redeem us from the Fall if only we listen and obey. Someone once said that the road to Heaven is constantly under construction. I believe that. We are constantIy tempted and are not perfect. We must always be striving to keep the commandments. I know my Savior lives, answers prayers, and loves me

How I live my faith

I study the Scriptures each day and pray at least twice daily. I am serving a part-time mission at the Denver Bishop's Storehouse. That is where the church provides food for those who have lost jobs or are sick and can't work. It is a wonderful place to work and serve. I try each day to live my life just a little better than the day before.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Our donations help to build temples and churches and to maintain them. Paying tithing gives me an oportunity to receive blessings and inspiration in my life. It is a privilege to participate in moving forth the Kingdom of God. Show more Show less