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Hi I'm Patty Polvino

Salutations! I am a native to Arizona; I live in the city but my heart runs free in the country.

About Me

I live near cactus...but in my mind I am lying under a pine tree reading or writing listening to the waves of the wind blow through the tree tops. I am also alias: Granny Book-n-it. I write. I started writing as therapy: a place to send my mind and heart when it felt out of sink with the rest of the world. I also do speech therapy for kids. I love kids and now that my 3 beloved children are grown...I spoil my grandkids. At 47 I am a young grandmother of 8 grandkids ages 4 and under. Family is what it's all about. Having family saved my life when I wanted to disappear.

Why I am a Mormon

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has temples all over the world. The closest one to me is the Mesa, Arizona Temple. This is the most sacred place on earth to me. It is dedicated and consecrated to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Not just anyone can go inside. You must meet certain criteria such as living a Christ-like life, and keeping promises you’ve made to keep your body clean from addictive substances and living faithful in mind, body, and soul to God, to yourself and to your spouse. When you walk in…the weight of the world falls away and you feel more connected to Deity. Everyone wears white so no one can be distinguished for rich or for poor, for God is no respecter of persons, he loves all equally. Had I not personally had my own prayers heard and answered inside this holy temple or shortly thereafter…perhaps I would have fallen away. But who could deny God when he steps in and saves your life? “I went to the temple and stayed all day from morning until night. It was the day my husband moved out. I was not prepared for my eternal family to suddenly come crashing to a halt. I didn’t know what to do or where to go, so I went to the temple. When I finally got home and all his stuff was gone, I crumpled into a heap on the floor. Yet, I never felt my body hit, never felt the floor bruise me on the way down. I kept my eyes closed…weightless. I felt Heavenly Father there…wrapping me up. He carried me through the night, the one I didn’t think I would survive. I knew when I woke up the next morning I needed to completely let go of my husband; he had a journey to travel and he would go there alone. I also knew Heavenly Father would give me to someone else and I would know joy again.” I laid around like a tick all summer. Praying, begging, hoping. I begged him to wrap me up and protect me from preditors, danger, mistakes and regrets. Amazingly, he found a way to do that until I could stand on my own. Never could I deny...GOD LIVES!

How I live my faith

Some believe God is not real. But I submit that the consequences of believing are far greater than the consequences of not believing. If I believe and it’s NOT true, I have everything to gain by living my life by the principles Jesus taught: honesty, virtue, integrity, faith, accountability, realiability, fidelity…etc. Good things bring good things and vice versa. But if I do not believe and it is true…the consequences will be a literal hell for all eternity. Quite frankly, it is not worth the risk. However, I do not go by hearsay…I believe because I have seen, heard and felt his presence in my life.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Patty Polvino
If you want to know if Mormonism is true. Forget what anyone has ever told you, roll up your sleeves and go to work. Put it to the test yourself and do not rely on anyone else's opinion. Go to: http://mormon.org/missionaries and fill out the request to have missionaries come to you. Go to: http://www.lds.org/rcmaps/#lat=33.684977&lng=112.24095&z=14&m=google.road&layers=selected for a building near you. Walk in on a Sunday and ask for the missionaries or a bishop. Add prayer to your study's and you will find truth. Show more Show less