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Hi I'm Nancy

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! I am an 81 year old widowed great grandma of 6 children, 21 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.My husband and I joined the Church in 1953 in Dodge City, Kansas after being tracked by the missionaries, one of whom (we) I continue to stay in touch. I presently live in the State of Washington but this is my 12+ move during my lifetime. My favorite place to live was Italy, the people, the culture, the food! But I also enjoy the Blue Mountains of Virginia, the culture and history of Missouri, the vast expanse of Nebraska. I am a Mastered retired school teacher, most recently in Special Education, but with a variety of other professional pursuits, some good/some successful some not so much so.! My pastimes continue to be reading, especially historical and mystry novels, topical research, theater and I like to work jig saw puzzles. In theater I acted and directed. I have never been much of an outdoorsman but I did earn my WoodBadge while living in Europe. I am presently serving a mission for the Church as a Family History Missionary. Family history has been a passion for 40 years, it is so exciting to tie your ancestory to the history of the past. I also serve in our Ward Family History Center. Four of our six children pursued educaiton as a career, one chose general studies and one engages in agriculture. We embraced the statement in the gospel, "the glory of God is intelligence". Membership in the LDS Church as been the Iron Rod in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

When I (we) heard the gospel as presented by the missionaries who called on us, I knew it was indeed, the church of Jesus Christ. I knew about God and Jesus Christ having been raised in the Christian Science,Methodist and Christian church. But never had I felt the conviction that Jesus is the Christ, God is the Father and both are living beings who love and care about me. I understood immediately the Plan of Salvation altough I am still learning more each day the eternal plan God and Christ have for me and all of mankind. I know Joseph Smsith spoke with God and Christ and they revealed to him their plan for my salvaton. I know this plan is for my mortal happiness and contentment and for my eterenal happiness and progression. The Gospel has guidposts and paths for me to follow and the plans for us to raise our children with an assurance we can be together again as a family throughout all of eternity. Two of our children served missions and two married returned missionaries and all are active in their respective wards and stakes. The Gospel has provided us, and now them, the patterns to use to raise families and live providently and with emotional satisfaction and material gratification. The Gospel is like a road map when traveling through unknown areas from a starting place to an ending place. You know the best road to take, the difficulties of the terrain, the best places to stop and rest and eat and the important places to visit along the way. Everyne needs a road map for life and the Gospel of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints has been that map for me and our family. It reminds me of a printed fold up map and a satelite map offering a global overview, a guide for traveling life's highways. Wrong turns are sometimes made in life but the Gospel assures us repentance put us back on the right hiway to eternal happiness.

How I live my faith

At present I am serving a mission as a Family History missionary. Family History, genealogy, has been a passion for me for many years. In the past, when our children were young, I served in the Primary as a choirster, in the Presidency and teacher. In the Young Women's Program, it was MIA, Mutual Improvment Association then, I have been a teacher and in the Presidency. I have served in the Relief Society on the Stake and Ward level in teaching and presidency positions. I have especially enjoyed the Homemaking activities and the Ward activities like pot lucks, parties, and programs. I have taught both youth and adult in the Sunday School but since the Presidency of that organization is led by the Priesthood, I have never served in that capacity! I have taught Seminary and have worked in the Family History Centers where ever we have lived. Service is themost rewarding activity in which one can engage. There is always some talent or service you can offer and there is always someone who can use your service. "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these ye have done it unto me" is one of my favorite scriptures. I have been blessed with so many temporal blessings I would be most ungrateful not to share what talents and substance with which I have been blessed with others. I don't believe I can be expected to do less considering what Christ has dne for us/me.

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