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Hi I'm Joyce

Now in my golden years with silver hair, I'm a mother of 3 grown chldren and a grandmother of 7. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As a mother and grandmother, I enjoy the many associations we have as a family. Now that our family is essentially raised, the time I can spend are doing the things I enjoy. Gardening, needlework, reading and volunteering at a local elementary school in the library which keeps me in touch with my teaching profession. I love books and still spend time reading children's and teens literature to keep me current with what my grandchildren enjoy. We often discuss books we have read.  I enjoy traveling with my husband and have seen a great deal of this world. I enjoy meeting people, new cultures and continuing to learn about this great world.

Why I am a Mormon

Being born into the Mormon church gave me my start, but eventually I studied, prayed, and practiced the teachings of the Gospel of Jesus Chist. I know for myself that its teachings are true and that the greatest peace comes from living its eternal principles. As a young child in Sunday School, and as a teen in gospel related classes, and into college years I continued to learn and glean, often from the examples of other people. I have a firm belief in the power of prayer as it is manifested in my life daily. A kind Heavenly Father hears and answers our earnest prayers with guidance and opportunities in life. Service within our family has taught all of us to take those experiences and go out into the world to apply what we have learned through experience within our home.

How I live my faith

Each day begins and ends with prayer for direction and help with choices and decisions, as well as thanks for the many blessings received throughout the day. Scripture study as well as influence from other good books points the way, by example, of making choices that will keep me on the path leading back to Heaven and eternal life with my Heavenly Father. Being a Mormon has given me many opportunities to serve in leadership positions with children, youth and adults. These experiences have provided the courage to take opportunities within the community to serve in many different capacities. Serving as an adult missionary with my husband in Asia, gave us many chances to meet and share ideas with others. Service within and outside the church has brought great joy and satisfaction in my attempt to become my brothers' keeper.