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Hi I'm Nancy

I'm a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of 7 children, born in the 1930's. I love my 3 sisters, and we meet periodically to spend time together at someone's house. I have 4 kids, 3 here and 1 in heaven. I have 19 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren. I love to bake and cook, I prefer having a dishwasher to wash my plates after I cook for my family and friends. We didn't always have dishwashers. My husband gardens, until he turns blue; I then can what he grows. It is quite fun, I can can some mean pickled beats!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up with no religious affiliation. After I was married, and had young children, I really wanted to take them to church. We were living in a neighborhood where 2 families were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I was curious, and the neighbors were happy to share their beliefs and knowledge about the Plan of Salvation and the nature of God. We went to church and my daughter was going to primary, and visiting another church with her aunt. One day I told her that she needed to pray about a church and decide which one she was going to attend. She was 9, and she told us that she had already made her decision, and that she wanted to be a Mormon. In September of 1961 we were all baptized and have stayed strong in the faith ever since.

How I live my faith

I go to church every week, study the scriptures every day, and begin and end my day with a prayer. I believe that a large portion of my purpose here in life is to serve my family and friends, and this is what I strive to do to enable their happiness. My husband and I served a mission for 2 years, from 2003 to 2005. I love to do anything and everything I can to live my faith.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

So that everyone can have the chance to be baptized. It's not fair if some people don't have the opportunity to be baptized. In the temples, proxy baptisms are done for deceased people, so that they can have the opportunity to accept or reject the life saving ordinance of baptism, which is essential to the salvation of all who have lived on earth. Show more Show less