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Hi I'm Joyce

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in a small rural community. Our family owned an apple orchard. I am the oldest of five children.

About Me

I am a mother of 8 children and a grandmother of 17. In the past, I have been a Cub Scout Day Camp Director and den mother. I like to do crafts. I make greeting cards with rubber stamps. I do embroidery work and I crochet. I love to read and go to the library often. I enjoy gardening with my husband. I have retired from working with an optometrist in his clinic. I enjoy being with people and talking to them. Ten years ago I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. I have also had a heart valve replacement and bypass surgery. I am doing well and lead a relatively active life.

Why I am a Mormon

Missionaries taught me and I knew what they were teaching was true because I read the Book of Mormon and prayed to my Heavenly Father to know if what I was being taught was true. A warm feeling of peace convinced me that the things I was learning were true. I still know that I have made the right decision. That decision had deeply enriched my life. It was the best thing I have done, other than marrying my husband and having my wonderful children. I don't think that I could have survived the death of our baby boy if i had not had the Gospel of Jesus Christ to guide me and the sweet comfort of the Holy Ghost. I am very thankful for my testimony and my membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

I work toward my goal of being a positive influence in my family, my neighborhood and my church. Over the years I have had the opportunity to teach the gospel to many age groups. I also volunteer in the community when I can. Within the church, I have been taught to talk in large meetings and I am comfortable doing so. I read the scriptures each day and I am learning to understand them. I love to visit the ladies in my neighborhood and learn to be their friend. I enjoy life.