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Hi I'm Nancy

I've lived my whole life in Colorado and all my adult life on a farm. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am grateful to live out in the country and have livestock such as horses, cows, dogs, chickens and ducks. My husband and I raise corn and alfalfa and have a herd of 120 beef cattle. I especially enjoy the spring when we are calving ( even though it is a lot of work). I have three children and one grand-daughter and love the times we can spend together. I enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities; horseback riding, camping, fishing, hiking, snow skiing, gardening and bike riding. I love to go to the mountains. I also work part-time as a teacher's assistant and enjoy working with the children in my community.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the Church when I was 19 years old. When I was first learning about the Church I was very intrigued by the idea that families could be sealed together forever. That meant that husband and wife and their children could all be together even after death and that was what I wanted for my future family. That also meant that I could find out the names of my deceased relatives and by going to the temple I could also be sealed as a proxy for them so they could have the same blessings of being sealed to their families also. The missionaries told me the story of how Joseph Smith prayed to Heavenly Father to know which church was true. It was revealed to him that there was no true church on the earth at that time. He continued to ask and pray and he was prepared by the Lord to restore Christ's church back to the earth. Through revelation he was taught many things such as the organization of Christ's church on the earth just as it had been when He was on the earth, correct baptism and the sealing of families together in the temple. He translated the Book of Mormon from gold plates( which are a record of the inhabitants that lived on the American continent anciently.) I was also very happy to learn that the name of the church was The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I do know that it is the true church on the earth, that Joseph Smith was the prophet that restored this Church to the earth and that Thomas S. Monson is the prophet on the earth at this time to guide and direct us. I also know that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ and that Christ is our loving Savior. Being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has given my life a meaning and direction that I would not have had otherwise. I realize the importance of families, trying to live as the Savior would have me live and making the most of my time on earth (doing the important things.) I will forever be grateful for this knowledge.

How I live my faith

I volunteer at the Family History Center at our church and really enjoy being able to do family history research and write down the stories of my family members. I play the piano and organ at church (something I never thought I would be doing when I took piano lessons as a kid). In the past I was able to go as a leader to girls' camp. It was fun being able to spend time in the mountains with the girls. I also enjoy visiting some of the other ladies in our church each month and help them when needed. I volunteer at the Church Cannery occasionally where foods are canned for humanitarian needs worldwide.