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Hi I'm Pam

I grew up in No Hollywood in California. I'm a mother & grandmother.I'm a Christian, and yes, I am a Mormon. I'm also a convert.

About Me

I grew up in California. I lived in North Dakota for a short time and in Utah for a few years. I now live in Arizona and, while it is very hot in the summer, the rest of the year is wonderful. I love to sew and do crafts, but mostly I enjoy making my own greeting cards. It is very relaxing to me, and I get to try and be creative. I also love to read. I went back to college for Accounting and then for Hotel Management. I loved working in the hotels, as I love to be around people. But now I have my own business where I work from home. In this way I am able to visit my mother as well as my children and grandchildren more often.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert to the church. I became a member 24 years ago. I knew a wonderful man, Mike, who is a member of the church. I lived in Southern California and he lived in Northern California at the time. He took me to the visitors center at the Los Angeles Temple, where I got to learn things about the Mormon religion. This peaked my interest. I had grown up with friends that were Mormons and even dated one. But they never really shared their religion with me. When Mike introduced me to some missionaries, I decided to listen to their message. I was so glad that I did. When I was a small child, we belonged to a Presbyterian Church. I can remember a lesson where the teacher said that Jesus sat on the right hand side of God. Then she said that the Father, Son and Holy Ghost were one. I remember asking how Jesus could sit on the right hand side of God if he was God. Her reply was..that's just the way it is. Later, we went to an Evangelical Free Church, and even later was baptized into the Baptist Church. They all said the same thing. I have always believed in and knew I had a Heavenly Father and a Savior, Jesus Christ, but I wasn't getting the answers I was after. When I began the discussions with the missionaries, one of the first things they said was that the Father, Son and Holy Ghost were three separate personages. I was so excited..this is what I had been looking for and was the answer to many prayers. I wanted to know more and more. I prayed about the answers and teachings I was receiving. My Heavenly Father answered me by the power of the Holy Ghost, and I knew this was the true church on the earth today. I continue to learn more every day. Becoming a member of this church has been life saving and life giving to me. I know without a doubt that we have a true Prophet on the earth today. I always believed there were Prophets in olden times, so why wouldn't Heavenly Father send Prophets to us today when we need the guidance and direction so much in these times!

How I live my faith

I do my best to live my faith in many ways. I begin and end my day with prayer, thanking for all that I have and asking protection for my loved ones. I read scriptures every day. I am active in my ward. I attend church every Sunday. I do visiting teaching to some of the ladies in my ward, where we get to visit and share a message once a month and to see if they are in need of some type of assistance. This is very rewarding as I get to meet and get to know some very special ladies. I am the Genealogy Consultant in our ward. It is so exciting to not only find my ancestors, but to assist others in finding theirs. I try my best to be more like my Savior every day. It's not always easy..but nothing so worthwhile ever is. I know that Families can be together forever, and I strive every day to live my life so that I can be with my family forever. I try to always have a smile for everyone I meet. I never know how it might brighten up a day for someone.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Yes, we believe the Holy Bible is the word of God. We take a whole year to read and study the Old Testament, and then a whole year to read and study the New Testament. We also believe that we have additional scriptures, including the Book of Mormon; which is a history of what happened in the Americas in ancient times. Show more Show less