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Hi I'm Penny

I grew up at the base of the Monashee Mountains in B.C., below Cougar Mountain. I'm a Latter-day Saint.

About Me

I am a Mother of six children and a Grandmother of sixteen grandchildren. My husband just passed away recently and I am not used to having the focus on just me. How do you do that, after serving a family for 43 years and focusing on them, turn that focus on yourself? So, I decided (or I should say Heavenly Father decided) that I should go on a mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was sixteen. I could feel the beautiful spirit all around me and knew that this is where I belonged. My husband decided, when he saw me get baptized, that I was the one he was going to marry. He pursued that thought for eight years and eventually convinced me to marry him. I am happy to have a testimony of the Savior and His atoning sacrifice for me. I feel blessed to have the restore gospel in my life. To know that I have a loving Heavenly Father who answers my prayers and is there for me, is a blessing. I am grateful that there is a prophet on the earth today who is a mouthpiece for God and guides us and directs our lives. I am grateful for the Bible and The Book of Mormon. Two books with testimonies of ancient prophets, all testifying of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am thankful for my temple marriage, that I will be with my husband and children for the eternities. How blessed am I.

How I live my faith

My husband and I served as ward and Stake missionaries throughout our lives. One of my favourite callings was teaching Lamanite Seminary. I also enjoyed taking baked goods to the homeless shelter, to give a little joy to their lives. I have served on several committees decorating Crèche displays for the public at Christmas time. It is particularly beautiful to see the birth of the Savior displayed in a variety of ways.