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Hi I'm Nancy

I'm a Mormon. I am a CNA and a painter.

About Me

I am a Nursing Assistant and painter. I am amazed at the beauty around me. In people and nature. I like to paint about life's beauty and the Colorado Mountains. I swim, hike and bike. I like to take classes at the Community College.

Why I am a Mormon

Well, it came over me when I walked into my future in-laws kitchen the first time. I recognized the strong comforting Spirit of the Holy Ghost. I had felt that often at home, as my parents explained it to me, and at youth church camp one week a year deep in the rugged mountains at Evergreen Colorado. We climbed down twice a day to the Chapel in the lowest part of of the canyon. The chapel was made of stone and huge timbers and chilly even in the middle of summer. When time would allow I would climb down there to sit alone in hopes of feeling the comfort and presence of the Holy Ghost. Church camp was a stream of classes where we were taught of such things. Years later as a young adult, I found something wonderfully different about my in-laws kitchen. I noticed the Holy Ghost was abiding there. It never left. Sometimes, missionaries who had served in the mission, where they had presided, would come by to visit, which would spur stories. I listened attentively, trying to figure it out. I wanted to know more about how to keep the Spirit of the Holy Ghost with me always. They said I could have the missionaries come and give me the missionary lessons. We met with them once a week, and everything they said I knew to be true. My husband and I were married by then with a baby on the way and I was able to be baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. By the authority of the Holy Priesthood I was baptized and given the Spirit of the Holy Ghost to abide with me always. That is what I was hoping for.

How I live my faith

When I listen to conference I feel like the Lord is speaking to me. Just one talk or even just a quote or phrase will address the direction I need to go. I have a testimony of conference. I feel so uplifted when I listen, my heart is touched and sometimes a weight is lifted. I invite my family, friends and neighbors to watch conference or go with me because I want them to hear stories that touch their heart too. I have a testimony of general conference that it so remarkable it must be inspired. A favorite scripture of mine is James1:5, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him." And 1 Ne 3:6, "And it came to pass that I Nephi said unto my father: I will go and do the things that the Lord hath commnanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandment, unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them." My favorite Article of Faith is 1, "We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in his Son, Jesus Christ, and in the holy Ghost." I attempt to live my faith by doing my best to follow Article of Faith 13, "We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may way that we follow the admonition of Paul - We believe all things, we hope all things, have endured many things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things." I seek always.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Nancy
A testimony to me, is like a diamond to be kept brilliant with care. Each facet of my testimony is like a gospel principle which I want to know more about. So, when I personally study, pray, and exercise a good and true priciple it becomes a part of my testimony. I have experienced a testimony of tithing. That giving one-tenth of one's substance opens the windows of heaven in blessings far beyond what I would ordinarily believe possible. I have a testimony of service, healing my self-centered heart. I have a testimony also that Jesus is the Christ, the Book of Mormon is true, that we have a living prophet on the earth today, that Joseph Smith was a prophet in his day and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the church of Jesus Christ upon the earth today, and indeed directed and guided by Him. These among other aspects of the Church make up my personal testimony with many facets particular to my faith and personal experience. Show more Show less