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Hi I'm Patty

I'm a veteran & convert to the Church. I grew up in suburban Detroit. I'm a wife and mother of 7 children, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Veteran who served in the United States Air Force in the 1970's during the latter part of the Vietnam War. I met a Mormon and married. Five years later, I was taught by the missionaries, the basic gospel principles and truths about the Savior and the Atonement. Through the Spirit, I was converted to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Since I've been baptized, I've been called to teach, lead, and play both the piano and organ in church meetings. I had never played the piano or organ before joining the Church, but I learned that through prayer as well as practice, I was able to do this work. As I was willing to serve,the Lord blessed me. I also do genealogy, and have found many living relatives to connect with, as well as the names of those who have gone on.

Why I am a Mormon

As a child, I was always a church goer and used the Bible as my guide for decisions throughout my life. However, I never would join any church as I had the strong feeling that there was a "true church" out there. When the missionaries came and taught the gospel, the Spirit worked on me, and I knew the right thing to do. I never regretted my decision to be baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the blessings that have come to me as a member are innumerable. I am a better person for that decision. I know the Gospel of Jesus Christ is true, and we have a Heavenly Father who loves us, and a Savior, even Jesus Christ, who atoned and died for all our sins. There is no better thing in this world to do, than to live for Him.

How I live my faith

I serve in my church callings. Currently, I am my ward's Relief Society president, and I serve about 95 sisters in my ward. My presidency just finished instituting the "Drop by Drop" program in our ward, where we studied the Parable of the Ten Virgins, patterning our daily lives after the desire to fill our lamps with spiritual oil, by our daily prayers and scripture reading, our service to others, and other good deeds we can do. We ended the program with a "Feast" at our church building, where our ward members ate and received uplifting words from our bishop. It was one of the better things we achieved as a presidency. I also visit teach about 5 sisters, where my partner and I visit them each month, imparting a spiritual message, and serving them when needed. I am also politically active, with a strong interest in United States history and our US Constitution and Bill of Rights. I also homeschool one of my grandsons, teaching him traditional education and to have good, moral principles through good literary works.