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Hi I'm Peggy West

I was born into an LDS family, going to college at 43 years of age, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

When I was younger all I wanted to do was have a big family and raise kids. I ended up with two beautiful daughters. I was very involved in their lives, coaching their dance teams and volunteering for every other activity they were involved in. After they were raised I found myself feeling like I had no purpose or direction in my life. It was very depressing for me and a very difficult time in my life. I spent a lot of time praying and poundering what Heavenly Father would have me do. To my big surprise he has led me to persue a life in the medical field. I currently work as an nursing assistant for hospice. I have had some of the most spiritual experiences taking care of people who are close to death. I have felt the veil thin and loved ones from the other side come to welcome their family back to their heavenly home. People will always say to me, "what you do must be so hard", but it isn't. It is so rewarding. I receive so many blessings from my job and I know that it is because I am giving service to thoses who are in need. I am currently in college at the age of 43. I am one year away from becoming a surgical technologist. Going back to college at my age has been very scary, but Heavenly Father has blessed me and has helped me the entire time.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the LDS faith. I'm a decendent of Edmund Ellsworth, the first captian of a handcart company. I can't remember a time when I didn't have a testimony of the Savior and his curch. Although I did become inactive in my late teens and early twentys, I have always known the church is true. It was the birth of my first daughter that brought me back into activity. She just about died during childbirth and I just knew that if she made it through that I needed to do everything that I could to help her have the best life possible and raising her in the church was vital to making that happen. We are all going to go through trials in our life, but the teachings of the Savior and his atonement make such a difference in overcoming those trials. Also, being a Mormon and living the teachings of the Savior is a huge protection and a way to avoid creating "self-made" trials. For example, I will never have to battle a drug adiction or alcoholism because I follow the Word of Wisdome. I'm a Mormon because it offers me so much peace and happieness. And I know that my Heavenly Father and the Savior loves me.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon is a lifestyle. In our church we are all volunteers. Giving service is key to our religion. I currently am an advisor to the 16-18 year old girls. I love it! They are so wonderful. I struggle sometimes to do my best, but when I have a good attitude and do my best at the assignments I am given I receive many blessings . Being a Mormon is just who I am. Although I am far from perfect, I try to live a life that would be pleasing to my Heavenly Father and the Savior.