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Hi I'm Pamela

I'm a MOTHER/ WIFE/ DAUGHTER who loves sports and video games. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I ran track in high school and college, but nothing compares the joy of being a mother and a wife! I love to watch football, basketball, track, swimming, and action movies. I love comic books and action based anime. I started playing video games (Atari) as a young child and haven't stopped since! I am half African American and half Asian. I love both halves of my heritage and delve deeply into my cultural history. Sometimes I think I'm a ninja, even though I have the worse sense of direction. I try very hard to always be honest, regardless of the consequences. I truly love life and coincidentally, I've been extremely blessed.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 14, I moved to Gilbert AZ. There where so many "Mormons," at my new school. After a year, an acquaince gave me a book of Mormon. He told me it was something that "changed his life." He asked me if I would take the book, read it, a pray about whether or not I felt it was truthful. After reading the first chapter, and a few nights of sincere prayer- I knew with all my conviction, that what I was reading was truthful. I began taking discussions from the missionaries at the Mesa Temple (because my parents would not allow missionaries in their home). I was baptized my junior year of high school. My friends, coaches, and the missionaries were the only ones present at my baptism. It is still the best decision of my life! No matter how difficult life becomes, I always have my faith. That faith has drastically changed every aspect of my life. It has made me, and continues to guide me, as a mother, wife, daughter, friend, neighbor and citizen.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday! Family is my number one priority. We eat dinner together as a family, read scriptures, and have family prayer daily. These routine moments have eternally bonded us together. They have created structure, enforced love, opened the door to an honest, loving relationship with my husband and children. I teach Sunday school, a class of 10-11 year olds. I put a lot of time, effort, and heart into preparing my lesson. It is such a blessing to see such promising, bright children every Sunday. And while it may seem like we spend too much of our time talking about Harry Potter, or Star Wars, I look forward to every Sunday lesson with all my heart. I live in a neighborhood of strong, confident, loving mothers! This is my community. We might not all share the same religious background, but I love them, and respect; I am in awe of them.

What is being a Mormon like?

Pamela
Being a Mormon is like joining a family. Through church attendance, and participation, we are able to get to know the people who live in our area. These relationships have fostered friendships I could never have created on my own. These friendships have fostered a network of people, who I am able to relate to, talk to, share time with, ask for help, lean on, turn to, and laugh with. Being a Mormon also gives wholesome structure to a very chaotic world. Church standards are steadfast in an ever changing world. The church has given me guidelines to cultivating a strong, healthy family. Being Mormon is like understanding the beginning and the end, and having the tools and resources to make it through the middle. Show more Show less