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Hi I'm Penny Casey

I'm Yorkshire born but have lived in Scotland for the past 15 years and I love it here. I'm a fun-loving Mormon!

About Me

I have no children of my own but for the past 14 years I have been step mum to three of the most wonderful kids eve! I work for a children's charity and really enjoy the association with the people I work with. In my spare time I love to do "crafty" things - surround me with card, paper, scraps of ribbon, pens and glue gun and I'm happy. Long car journeys will often see me with the knitting needles out (providing I'm not the one driving!). I love life and can usually find enjoyment in whatever it is that I'm doing.

Why I am a Mormon

My father, whom I adored, died when I was 13 - and event that suddenly made me question life-after-death and my purpose for even being here on this earth. What was it all for? In the 70's the hugely popular group The Osmonds openly shared many of their beliefs and a few months after my dad's passing away I learned of their beliefs on these subject and so much of what they were saying made sense. My mother was cautious and made me hold off for a couple of years before allowing me to find out more. Not long after turning 15 I contacted the branch of the church closest to where I lived at the time and they sent a couple of their members round to answer my questions. I got so much more than I bargained for. Not only did our conversations provide me with answers to these questions (and much, much more) but when I took up their offer to come to church with them, I met and became friends with some of the loveliest people I had ever met in my life up to that time. As a young person with only my mum as family, I suddenly found myself surrounded by people who seemed to genuinely care for me - and 30 or more so years later this is still the case. The location is different, but the story is still the same. No matter where I go in this church I always find myself surrounded by warm-hearted, sound, strong people who are constantly seeking to become their better selves. People who want to become more Christ-like. My mother died just a few years later when I was 21 and the church members became my family offering support and continued guidance. I love my Saviour and am so grateful for His Atoning Sacrifice. Because of Him I know I can be reunited with my parents and other loved ones after this phase of life is over.

How I live my faith

In this church we get some wonderful opportunities to provide service and assistance to those around us as we work in various assignments. I currently get to work alongside two wonderful women as we plan and organise events and activities for the women in our area. This is not only great fun but as we plot and plan we seek approval from our Heavenly Father for confirmation that the activities we have planned will help those women draw closer to our Saviour, Jesus Christ.