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Hi I'm Patty

I'm a Texan mother of 3 who likes to hear stories and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mother of 3. I like fantasy books, going camping, and spending time with my family. I also love listening to people's life stories. I work in the medical profession and come in contact with a lot of elderly people. They have some great stories to tell!

Why I am a Mormon

My grandmother was the one who got converted to the church when I was little and she did her best to teach us of Jesus Christ and His gospel, but its not until I got older that little by little I learned to recognize how God guides us and helps us and of the immense love that he has for each one of us. My closeness to God has grown little by little over the course of many years with plenty of mistakes along the way. But God has never failed me and when no one was around, He was the one who never left. Knowing that the church is true has also been a step by step progress. As I have tried to do what was right, I have been guided in my thoughts. I love Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ because they loved me first.

How I live my faith

Day by day I try to live the teachings of Jesus Christ. Some days are better than others. I pray and read scriptures every day to keep the spirit close to me. In church, I have served in a few positions such as president of the youth organization, president of the women's organization, nursery assistant, visiting teacher to the women of my church, children's music teacher, and Sunday school teacher for the children. Each position has been rewarding and challenging.

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Patty
We often call the church building that we go to a ward, branch, or stake. These three work similar like a school district. In a school district you have schools in a certain geographical area and then you have the district that oversees them all. The stake oversees all the wards and branches in a particular area. A ward and branch are the same except that a branch has fewer members in it and not yet fully grown into a ward. Like a school, each stake, ward, and branch has a name. For example, Los Angeles Stake, Riverside Ward, Maple Branch, etc. Whether you go to a stake, ward or branch the services held there each Sunday are the same in all three. Show more Show less