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Hi I'm Missy

I grew up in the Midwest, and knew nothing of "the Mormons."

About Me

I'm an 85 year old widow, mother of 6, grandmother of 17, great-grandmother of 18. My family and church service have been the focus of my life. I enjoy reading, music, movies, and spending time with family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up with no faith, as did my husband. As our children grew up, we felt a need to understand the nature of God. When the missionaries knocked on our door, I purchased a Book of Mormon from them and invited them to return when my husband would be at home. That evening when we told them we had no faith, one of the missionaries arose and said, "I know that God lives, and I know that you can know that too." We were awed by his testimony, and proceeded to read the Book of Mormon, which is a powerful witness for God the Father and his son Jesus Christ. That provided the impetus to request the missionary lessons. They taught us with testimony regarding the pre-existence, the purpose of mortality, and the reality of life after death. We joined the church, and that has made all the difference in our lives and the lives of our children.

How I live my faith

I have enjoyed teaching children, youth, and women in the church. When my children were young, I volunteered at their school and led a Great Books discussion group. For 35 years, I volunteered at a local hospital and have also been active in our county medical society for spouses, serving as president for a year. I have also attended a community bible study for 6 years. Our church's women's organization has given me the opportunity to provide leadership, to teach, and to visit other women on a rotating schedule in order to encourage and strengthen them and their families, and to serve them in time of need. Many friendships have originated and been strengthened because of this opportunity.