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Hi I'm Nancy

I am a single mom, a full time cake decorator, own my own cookie business, and I'm a new Mormon convert.

About Me

I have been a professional cake decorator for 14 years, I started a photo cookie business 3 years ago and work that part time. I have 2 kids and am divorced. I recently joined the church in June 2011.

Why I am a Mormon

I didn't have the gospel in my life until about 3 years ago. I was at a very confused, and hard time in my life. My marriage wasn't working out, i felt very lost and didn't know who I was supposed to be or what direction my life was going. A good friend of mine introduced me to the gospel and taught me things about faith in Christ and what Christ did for us, that I never really knew. I had an idea, but never really thought it was for me. Who am I to deserve that? I started attending a Christian Church in my area and quickly learned that it was for me. And for each and every one of us. I learned that I am worthy of His love, I am somebody in His eyes, I am a child of God! When I finally realized this, it changed my life completely. I have been around Mormons my entire life, as they are prominent in my area. I went to school with them, babysat for a Mormon family, even dated a couple in high school. I had both good and bad experiences with Mormons. I never in a million years thought I would CHOOSE to become one, but I did. It took some work, but my boyfriend, who was also an investigator, finally got me to attend church with him, after attending church activities, and hanging out with his neighbors. I soon realized it was pretty much the same as I was learning at the other church, but the people were so different, but in a good way. They made me feel like family. Suddenly the Mormons weren't so "weird" to me. We started the missionary discussions together, and about halfway through, my dad passed away suddenly. My family was not prepared for this and suddenly what the missionaries had told me about being prepared to return to our Heavenly Father made sense. I knew right then I needed to be baptized. It also gave me peace to know that this church has a way for me to see my dad again in the next life. I came to realize that the Book of Mormon is Holy Scripture, and that Jesus' true church has been restored. On June 11th, 2011, my boyfriend and I were baptized together.

How I live my faith

Since I am a brand new member, I haven't gotten to contribute much to my ward. However, I just got a visit from my bishop over the weekend and recieved my first calling! I am excited and nervous at the same time, but I know by my faith that God has called me to this position for His purpose and I know I am right where I am supposed to be. I have alot of support and it feels so good to know that I am never alone because I have a ward family. I also teach my children the scriptures and take turns reading with my daughter. It warms my heart when they relay information about the scriptures that stood out to them and they understand it. We also have family prayer before bedtime.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Nancy
Family is God's plan of happiness for His children. God loves us and wants us to be happy. Family is also where we learn to love, serve, and teach. Family also goes beyond the immediate. We have ward families which are our neighbors and the ones we attend church with. We also grow in serving, teaching, learning, and loving each other in the ward family and even beyond that into our communities. Having a family also teaches us that we are all part of God's family. We are all brothers and sisters. And we can all learn to love and serve each other. Show more Show less

What is faith?

Nancy
Faith is having a hope or belief of things that are not seen, but are true. It is also trusting in the word of God. Your faith grows as you follow the commandments and the truth is revealed to you through the blessings God has promised you by being obedient. Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Nancy
You cannot save yourself from your sins. Each one of us is a sinner. God granted us our free will, knowing we would falter and make wrong choices at times. So he provided a way for us all to be forgiven of our sins through the atonement of His son, Jesus Christ. Getting to Heaven and returning to live with our Heavenly Father is way more than just being a good person, or doing good things. You must accept Jesus as your savior and believe in what He did for you, because the only way to return to Heaven is through Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Nancy
Absolutely. The Bible gives us great insight into the creation of the world and man, accounts from the ancient prophets, great stories about trials, transgressions, sins, and blessings of God's children. It tells of the coming of Christ, the work of Christ, the atonement and sacrifice of Christ, and how Christ became the savior of the world and prepared us a way to return to our Heavenly Father. The Bible is the foundation of Christianity and without it, the Book of Mormon wouldn't make a whole lot of sense. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Nancy
At first, I wasn't sure about the concept of a living prophet. Then I thought, doesn't God love His children enough to guide them through the world as it is today? Of course He does. God is, was, and always will be the same, so why would He have stopped speaking to and calling upon Holy prophets to guide each generation? I believe we do need that divine inspiration that we gain from the prophet. If we aren't sure about the answers we get from our own prayers, we can find truth in what the prophet speaks and know the truth of our prayers. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Nancy
Definitely. Christianity means believing in Christ. Jesus Christ is at the Head of the Church. We pray in His name. We baptize in His name. We give blessings in His name. Everything we do and learn and teach is centered around the work and teachings of Jesus Christ. We do beieve Jesus is our savior and that he did die on the cross for us and rose again, conquering death, sin, disease, and every evil brought upon him at the cross. We do believe that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life, and that no one can return to Heavenly Father except through Him. Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Nancy
If you want to speak to God, pray. if you want God to speak to you, read the scriptures. If you obey his commandments, you will find they are true by the blessings you recieve through your obedience. Also, listen to the testimonies and personal stories of others and see how God has worked in their lives, and it will strengthen your understanding of His love for you as well. Show more Show less