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Hi I'm Pam

I'm a Mormon. I'm a 50ish mother of 6. I love people, outdoors, family, excercise, reading, music/art, laughing and baking.

About Me

I am a wife and mother of six children. I love people, reading, music, sewing, arts and crafts, nature, exercise in the form of walking, hiking and going to the YMCA, genealogy and service. Basically I am happy, cheerful and look at life in a positive, exciting way. Making others comfortable and happy is a joy to me. I also love to bake and feed skinny people who can eat a lot without gaining weight :)

Why I am a Mormon

At age 20 I was introduced to the church by one of my childhood friends. She was the daughter of our Lutheran pastor and had followed her heart and joined the church. The first time I met with the missionaries, they presented the Joseph Smith story, with the question: 'do you believe God speaks to His children still'? It rang true to me that our Heavenly Father is not a God of confusion, but ia a God of law and order, and that He has a perfect plan and course for us to follow. He organized His church anciently and it is restored again today. We have a prophet on the earth who is the mouthpiece of the Lord and will direct us accordingly. I had always known there must be direction from God and a path to follow to return to Him. How grateful I am for the Book of Mormon, another testiment of Jesus Christ. With its clear language and pure doctrine, it brings me so much closer to the Savior and His teachings. I find it helps me understand the Bible and brings new light to the teachings therein. My life has been richly blessed, beyond anything I could have comprehended through my membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

How I live my faith

Through my 37 plus years of membership in the church, I have had the privilege of gaining great knowledge and experience by accepting any calling (responsibility) I may have been asked to do. Those who know me now, have difficulty invisioning the shy, unconfident, somewhat introverted person I was as a youngster. Every experience has given me opportunities to find and express God given talents. The Lord knows our worth, potential and indeed all that we are and can become. It is through excercising our faith and trust in Him and going forward with whatever is asked of us, that we discover those talents and can enrich our life as well as those we serve. Probably my most challenging calling was to teach early morning seminary. This is a teaching assignment to high school students each weekday morning through the school year, before school starts. The course of study is in a four year rotation consisting of the Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon and Doctrine and Covenants/church history. In total I taught for 11 years, but not consecutively. How blessed I have been to delve so deeply into the scriptures, but also to get to know and love these youth! The great qualities I find in them has endeared me to them forever and encouraged my own life.. I am again working with the youth and am so grateful to be doing so. A favorite quote from one of the Lord's chosen apostles is, 'come what may, and love it!' To this I try to hold true.