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Hi I'm Pammie

I am a mormon, and have been so for the past 12 years. I love the church, I love my faith and I hold fast to my promises to him.

About Me

I am a divorced mother of two now grown adult kids. I am disabled but I still like to have fun when it allows me to. Right now I care for my disabled daughter who sadly has the same condition as me, she is my life and my heart. Without her I am nothing .she is my life, and my world. I converted to this faith after being taught about Joseph Smith, it was like a light bulb came on inside my heart, I had at last found the connection between Christ, and Now. like a missing piece of the jigsaw piece had been given to me. I have the best friends ever, they have always loved me for being who I am and I love them back. I live in a white house on top of a cliff, and I love it here, I love watching the seasons change the sea so many different colours, and I can smell the waves every day as they crash onto the rocks. I am not looking for a new husband or partner, all I want now is to serve God in whatever way he needs me to. I don't pretend to be perfect by a long way, but the one thing that I am is truthful, and if someone needs a friend I like to think that I can be that friend.Trust is a huge issue with me, so sometimes it takes me a while to learn to trust someone. I love my Heavenly father with all that I am, and all that I could ever be and I want to serve him in the best way that I can. I take care of my daughter and our lives are hard, but I love God, this church and I testify of its truth to you. May God bless you for reading this xx

Why I am a Mormon

I converted 12 years ago after meeting Merrill Osmond. He was at a hotel that I was staying at, and we met by chance. He told me to look outside of the box, and so I came home and decided after several months to call missionaries. i spoke to sister missionaries, and then elders later on. I was going through the worst time of my life, but I knew that I needed to find the connection between Christ and now, I knew that to move forwards in my life, Christ had to be the cornerstone of it, and I thought that if christ were building his church today he would have a Prophet, and 12 apostles. I prayed asking God to give me clarity about the BOM and it was in that instant that I knew that my bible and the BOM belonged together. Being a Mormon has its challenges but moreover it has blessings.I lost a lot of my friends when I joined the church because of many things, but I didnt turn back and I am so glad that I didnt, because Heavenly Father has replaced those friends 10 fold. I love God with all of my heart, I always have and I always will. My biggest failing is my pride, I was very hurt for a long long time, and angry that both my daughter and I were so disabled, but overtime I realized that I am enabled because God gives me the help that I need, for example my wheelchair that I whizz around in! and friends to love and care for us both, and the most amazing mother in the world. Our world has challenges, but whats life without them eh! I pray though that God will heal my daughter so that she will be able to live a happier life and meet her eternal companion. I am a Mormon because I chose to be, life is all about choices, its because of the free will that God gave to us, I chose to be Mormon because it was right for me, and it closed a hole that was missing in my faith. Reading the Book Of Mormon was a blessing and a true light bulb moment, and I am so grateful that I looked outside of the box that I had been in for far too long.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday, I am a long way from perfect, but I know that I can feel the Spirit with me every day. I live with my daughter who is mostly bedbound, we dont leave the house very much, in fact, I can count the number of times I have left my home in the past year on one hand! But,She is not only my daughter, she is my best friend, and I would willingly take all of her pain on my shoulders, but sadly, I cant, all I can do is to love her and to be here by her side to support her. My battle at the moment is to make her well, and to support her as best as I can. Both she and I converted 12 years ago to the church, and its impact on our lives has been truly explosive! .I am so proud that Heavenly father chose me to be her mother, now I have to honor his trust in me by being there for her whenever she needs me. I wish that I could say that my life was happy, but its not, its surrounded by suffering and pain almost all the time , but I can feel Heavenly Fathers arms around us both all of the time, and he has given me some amazingly loving and caring friends, and a mother who is incredible, but I also have faith to believe that one day soon its going to change, and that God will bless us both for being faithful to him. My life without my faith in God wouldnt be a life at all, it would be empty and without hope, a mirror without reflection. I pray that one day he will heal my daughter in a way that she will be able to live her own life in a happy way,but until then we will just keep walking with him and trusting that in him ALL things are possible. I live my faith very simply, I am not, what I call, scripture savvy, but I am learning. Although we haven't been able to go to church now for several years, the church comes to us and we try to have sacrament every sunday, this enables us both to renew our covenants with God and helps to keep my home his Temple. I dream of the day that we will be able to come back to church, but until then, we will worship in our home

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

I am so grateful to Christ for going to the Cross for me. He took on all the sins of the world, past, present and future, and bore them on his shoulders such was his love for us. I know, because of the atonement that I can always go to God and ask forgiveness for my sins, and know that he will forgive me because he loves me. When I think of what Christ did for me, I feel humbled, and emotional too, because the brutality of what he suffered was indescribable, he was flogged, whipped, beaten and had the most dreadful crown of thorns pushed onto his head, he then went to the cross and was crucified, and he did all of this to take on the sins of mankind on his shoulders and he asked God to forgive us, he made it possible for us to go back to Heavenly Father through the shedding of his blood. I love my brother Jesus Christ so much, and I thank him every day for what he did for me. He died so that I could live, and he died so that you can live to. When we take the sacrament we remember the price that he paid for us, the bread represents his body which was broken for us and the wine or water represents the blood that he spilt for us. Each Sabbath day he gives us the opportunity to come to God and renew our covenants with God, and receive his forgiveness for the sins that we commit each day. I feel so humbled that we have been given this out of his love for us. Show more Show less