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Hi I'm Pam

I was born and raised in Idaho. I love being with children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Some of my loves can be reflected by the schooling I've received. I hold an Associates degree in Elementary Education, and a Bachelor's degree in English with a minor in history. I've now gone back to school with the intention of getting a Masters in Accounting--something I never thought I'd enjoy until I found myself doing it. In my spare time my most common hobby is to read, but I also enjoy handcrafts--especially crocheting.

Why I am a Mormon

My family on both sides has been part of the LDS Church for several generations. That means I've had the gospel as part of my life from the time I was born. Even so, I had to choose what I'd believe and how I'd live as an adult. I've always believed in a God who knew and loved me, but there was a time in my life when I wondered if He really wanted to. The year I started high school was the year my older sister left home for the first time. I'd always felt that people put up with me because they loved her so much. Now that she was gone, they'd ask how she was and then leave without asking me how I was. This reinforced the feeling I had that I didn't matter. Added to that, even though part of me knew my parents and siblings loved me, part of me that felt they only did because they had to. I was at a low point when two things happened. First, one of my church teachers noticed I'd stopped attending the weeknight activities. She took time out of her schedule to come see me and find out how I was doing. She told me she'd felt she needed to talk to me. I knew that God had sent her. Not long after that, I was praying--something I'd always done--but this time it was different. I was alone in my room, but as I prayed I felt so much love and concern for me. I knew that my Heavenly Father knew me. He loved me. He was there for me. It was similar to how you feel when your parents give you a hug or tell you they love you only it was much, much stronger. Once again, I knew it was my Heavenly Father. That moment changed my life. Afterwards I worked harder at reading my scriptures and forming a relationship with my Heavenly Father. I read the Book of Mormon and prayed to know it was true. I asked if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was true. I didn't do it all at once, and I didn't get my answers all at once, but I did get answered. I know this is this church is the true church of God.

How I live my faith

Growing up I always assumed I'd marry and have a big family, but that has not happened. People sometimes ask how I can be part of a family-oriented church when I don't have a family. First off, I do have a family. I have my parents and siblings, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. I also have my ward family. I know I am loved and watched over even when my immediate family is not close by. And it's not just them helping me. I've been given the opportunity to teach other's children. Right now I work with eight-year-old boys in Cub Scouts. It's not the family I thought I'd have, but I still love them all. When I see "my kids" grow up and get awards or do the things they should, I have a sense of pride knowing I was a small part of their lives.