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Hi I'm Patty

I am a retired R. N. I am happy to be enjoying family, especially grandkids. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up living in different parts of the United States as my father was a military man. I married my high school sweetheart nearly 48 years ago. He and I have grown from that small beginning to several children with many more grandchildren. After my children were mostly raised, I went to college and became a nurse. In the nursing field I have worked in many areas, from school nursing to hospice. I found being a hospice nurse the most rewarding-----very difficult at times and at other times very uplifting with sweet sacred experiences. Now, I am enjoying retirement and being with family more. I also like to sew, do family history and serve in my community and church. My husband and I also make time to travel when we aren't busy keeping a Christmas tree farm going.

Why I am a Mormon

Life was challenging for me as a child, but a constant in my life was prayer. My sweet grandma taught me about Jesus and how to pray. In time I began to wonder if God had his church here on the earth? So I began to ask Him that question over and over, not wanting to accept anything but the truth. Heavenly Father was kind enough to answer my fervent prayer and sent the missionaries to my door. I knew right away that they represented His church. My joy was to the ceiling and beyond. That was 45 years ago, and I remain committed to the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints, God's church here on earth. As a woman, I have felt total fulfillment in His church: a church that places high priority on family, education and on service. I have been president of different organization inside and outside of my faith, I totally lacked skills and training to do these things, but gained them as a member of this worldwide church. Why wouldn't I be a Mormon?

How I live my faith

In my ward, I am the Education Counselor in the woman's organization; I assist others in gaining teaching skills. I also help my President as she works to serve the women in our ward. Also in my church, once a week I serve in a beautiful Temple, doing the work of the Master, Jesus Christ. I assist the sisters who come in the door of the Temple by helping them be prepared to receive the ordinances that are waiting for them. I also train new workers. I love working there with all my heart for the past 11 years. In my small community, I work with a Children's Outreach program, making pajamas and layettes for dolls for the many children who are less fortunate. Even though I don't meet the children that receive these items, it feels good to know that I have helped uplift one through this service. I also assist my ward in making quilts for the many humanitarian needs through out the community and world. Service is a big part of my faith. That is the example that Jesus Christ set for us.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Patty
You can begin in your effort, to know without a doubt, that the Church of Jesus Christ is true by praying sincerely, reading scriptures to draw upon the spirit that attends them, and seek to change your life style to be in harmony with the teachings of Jesus Christ as you understand them. I have seen this formula work over and over. If you experience peace, hope and comfort as you study then the Holy Ghost is teaching you that these things are true. Show more Show less