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Hi I'm Nancy

I am a stay-at-home mom going to nursing school. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for almost 10 years and I have 3 beautiful kids. I feel like I spend the majority of my time playing chauffeur for my family. Between school, sports, dance classes, meetings, and everything else it seems like we are always on the run. I was a medical transcriptionist for 8 years but I decided that it was time for a change and decided to go to nursing school. I absolutely love baking. I love to bake and decorate cakes. When I make something that looks and tastes delicious it gives me a sense of accomplishment. Cooking is my stress relief. When my husband comes home and sees that I have baked 6 loaves of bread he knows that I must be stressed out. I also enjoy scrapbooking, reading, sewing, and lots of other crafty things. I really enjoy volunteering at the local elementary school. I think it's good to get into my kids' classrooms and see what they are doing so I can understand what is going on in their lives. If we want our kids to be successful we've got to teach them right from the beginning.

Why I am a Mormon

I was very fortunate to be raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. My mother was also raised in the church but her life was very rough. Her father died when she was 14 years old and although it was in no way easy to go through it brought her some comfort knowing that she would one day be with him again. One of the most beautiful parts of this gospel is the opportunity that we have to be eternal families - together forever. My father is a convert to the church. He had a Mormon friend in high school who invited him to attend seminary classes with him, which is like a Bible study. My father believed what he heard and prayed about it and knew in his heart it was true. He wanted to join the church right away but his parents would not allow it. He joined when he was 18 years old, even though his parents disowned him for it. I learned a lot from my mother's strength my fathers faith over the years. I came to appreciate who they were and I knew that their happiness and strength came from the gospel of Jesus Christ. I, too, wanted to know for myself if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was true. I studied my scriptures and prayed about it for myself and I received my answer. I know that this Church is the truth. It has taught me who I am, where I came from, where I am going, and how I can get there. It has brought my so much joy and peace in my life. I know it can bring you peace and joy too.

How I live my faith

I volunteer at the school as much as I can but I also volunteer a lot of time to serve in the church. I was recently in the leadership for our women's group at church for quite a while. I was able to help so many women in so many ways and it really blessed my life. I was able to organize a lot of great events. We just made a bunch of baby quilts to donate to our local community for families in need. I am now in the leadership for our teenage girls at our church. It is such a blessing to be able to work with so many wonderful kids! The world is a dark and scary place and these kids need to build a good and strong foundations before they go off on their own. We teach them how to take care of themselves and and their homes and how to one day take care of their families. I also have some wonderful friends who visit me every month and I go and visit some other friends every month. We just like to check in on each other and see how we can help each other. In our church you are never alone. You know that there is always someone there for you ready to help when you need it. It is truly a church "family".

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Nancy
A few years ago there was a horrible tornado that came through our hometown and destroyed a lot of homes and businesses. Our church was the first to respond. We had an army of people out helping everyone and anyone who needed help. We didn't care what religion people were, we just wanted to help wherever we could. The women of our church in our area are also making 800 baby quilts to donate to our local community to help families in need. Not Mormon families, any families in need. In order to have strong communities we all need to work together. Show more Show less