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Hi I'm Nancy jo

I grew up in Northern California. My Father was a park ranger at Lassen Park and we spent our summers there.

About Me

I have an identical twin sister. We have enjoyed being twins. I also have two brothers. I went to a college in Northern California and got a degree in Home Economics and started a preschool for "disadvantage" children. I was a nanny in San Francisco for a year. I then went to a university in Washington for occupational therapy where I met my husband to be at a young adult activity. We were married the next spring. We have the most wonderful children who have the cutest children ever. I enjoy sewing for my granddaughters. I have substitute taught in school and done cross walks. Our family went to the Bahamas once and last summer my husband and I went with his family on a cruise to Alaska. I enjoy the out-of-doors. We have had lots of animals which I have enjoyed. The horse and dogs were the best. My husband ran the family ranch for 5 years and I kept track of the cows and their calves. We raised one calf from a newborn after she lost her mom. I enjoy learning about nutrition. I enjoy going out to dinner but we don't do it real often. I am okay with making dinner but I don't enjoy thinking of what to have for dinner. I enjoy weeding the garden but am not to good at getting things to grow. I am a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints. I joined when I was 27 years old. We have come to a crossroads in our life and have made the choice to go on a mission at this time. Great choice!!!

Why I am a Mormon

I had been raised in the Baptist Church and had a wonderful minister who truely loved the Lord and loved the young people in his congregation. When I went to college, I went to lots of churches and found no such experience so I quit going to church. After graduation I went home. I went back to church with my dad. It was then I knew I needed direction in my life from my Heavenly Father. I prayed for hours one day for His will and direction in my life. I promised to give up all my friends who were doing things that would take me away from that direction. I would do whatever was needed to come back to him. Soon after I was diagnosed with a tumor on my thyroid and needed surgery. My twin sister had been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for 5 years and offered for her husband to give me a priesthood blessing. In the blessing I was told when I heard the truth I would know it. I had the surgery and I went off to Puget Sound to Occupational School. A girl from the single adult group ask me to come to a Family Home Evening meeting. When I got home, I opened the Book of Mormon my sister had given me and started reading 3 Nephi 11 where the Savior comes to the people of Nephi. I heard the words come to me "This is My gospel and I give it to you". What a great gift. Overwhelming joy filled my soul and being and I knew I had found "Home". Life hasn't been perfect since then- we've had our trials but I always know Heavenly Father is there and if I listen he will always help me and guide me in His ways. I know Jesus in our Savior and did indeed atone for our sins and if we come to him with a humble heart and contrite spirit we can be forgiven and come forth with "clean hands and a pure heart" and work harder to be what he wants us to be.I know the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is His restored church and has the fullness of the gospel that will bring us the complete joy and eternal happiness that He desires for us.

How I live my faith

I love to go visiting teaching to meet new people and see what I can do to help out where it is needed. I have worked with the young women and like to set a good example for them. I enjoy working with the young children. That's where my early childhood education comes in handy. I have babysat for many people so they could work or do other things and not worry about their children. I love visiting with the elderly to ease their loneliness. I am working on my people skills to listen carefully and being patient. I try to look around at my neighbors to see if I can be of help anywhere. I enjoy writing letters to cheer and thank people for all the good they do.