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Hi I'm Peggy

I am a wife, mother, and grandmother. I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. I am a Mormon.

About Me

My favorite thing to do is to be with my husband and family. We get together a lot for dinners, celebrations, movies, camping, visiting, or just any excuse to be together. Now that I am a retired elementary school teacher, I like to spend more time reading books with my book club, traveling with my husband, sewing clothes and doing handwork, exercising and taking long walks, working in our gardens, and giving church and community service. I have found fun in family history work as I have researched my ancestors to build my family tree, written biographies about them, and organized family reunions to build closer ties to my relatives.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I was born into a family who have been Mormons for 4 generations, I still had to make the choice whether I wanted to become a member or not. In my teenage years I had to make my decision. I had friends who started making choices that seemed like fun and freedom, but their actions were contrary to what I had been taught how a good Christian girl should live. I attended church, my youth organization, and attended Seminary classes where we studied the Bible and the Book of Mormon. Because of my studies, I decided that I wanted to do what Heavenly Father desired and become a follower of His Son Jesus Christ. I prayed to Heavenly Father to know if the Gospel of Jesus Christ was true as written in the Bible and Book of Mormon. I received an answer to my prayers as a warm manifestation from the Holy Spirit came upon me and I knew it was true. I knew that if I lived my life following the example of Jesus Christ, I would find peace, joy, happiness, and purpose to my life. Now that I am in my later years of life, I look back on my life as a Mormon and truly know that I made the right decision in my teenage years to join the Mormon Church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). I am not perfect by any means, but the Gospel of Jesus Christ provides the chance for repentance of sins and transgressions and to come into better alignment to God's Plan for me. Being a Mormon makes me happy!

How I live my faith

I love to attend church every Sunday with my family and have done this my entire life. I have the opportunity to serve in the children's organization of our church which is called Primary. This is where we teach children age 3-12 the Gospel of Jesus Christ through stories, singing songs and doing fun activities. My friend and I are assigned to make a monthly visit to three women in our congregation. Each month we bring a spiritual message and give service as needed. I also have two church women who visit me each month to bring me a spiritual message and give me service as needed. We all become such close friends through our visits. I get to sing in our church choir. We practice every Sunday before our worship service and then monthly perform for our congregation. Our congregation becomes very close to one another as we serve and nurture one another.