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Hi I'm Patricia

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a woman, a wife to my husband of 36 years, mother of five daughters and grandmother to 10 grandsons and two granddaughters. I enjoy living life and being a woman. I particularly like being in nature, studying history and great works of literature, children, researching my family history and being with my family. I graduated from Brigham Young University in Social Work with minors in Youth Leadership in the Out-of-Doors and German. I enjoyed working in the field of social work for several years before I was married. When I married I chose to stay home and be a mother full-time which brought me great fulfillment.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a family where my parents did not attend church although my older brother, sister and I were active in the Methodist church youth group where my brother was a leader for our state. In my later teen years my sister and I attended many different churches and at age 18 through a friend I talked to the missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Although many of my friends and relatives discouraged me from learning more about this church, I prayed to God as to what I should do and felt His guidance to be baptized. Now almost 50 years later i can truthfully say that it was the best decision I have ever made. It has blessed me and our children and now our grandchildren as they develop a faith in God, in Jesus Christ His son and in the Holy Scriptures. I am very grateful for this blessing from God to me each day. Our family has faced many trials but the Gospel of Jesus Christ has helped us to have strength and divine help as we face them. I am also thankful for a living Prophet and Apostles on the earth today who guide us in a world which can be very confusing. I feel peace which can only come from God and joy in this life. This I know has only been possible because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ for me and all men. I look forward to life beyond this earth when I can return again to my Heavenly Father and be with my family for all eternity.

How I live my faith

I appreciate how The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints encourages all of it's members to serve each other as well as our communities. As I have served as director of our church girl's camps or in the children's or women's organization, I have developed a love for those who I have served. I have also developed talents and abilities as God has helped me in these responsibilities. When we lived in a highly mountainous, rural community, I was asked to serve the women. As they had deaths in their family, financial difficulties or other challenges, it was a joy to visit them in their homes to assist them sister to sister. As I try to live the teachings of our Savior Jesus Christ in our modern world, I see that His teachings are just as relevant today as when He gave them 2000 years ago. For example to always speak the truth, to forgive everyone even before they have offended or hurt me or to treat others as I would like to be treated. It is a joy to try to live these principles in our world today.