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Hi I'm Pam

I grew up in london. I trained as a nurse. I am married and have five children, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in North London, but have lived in Essex for the past 38 years. Before I was married I trained as a nurse and worked as a part time district nurse for 21 years which I really loved. However my most important role has been as a wife to the best husband ever and mother to five amazing children. My family is the most important thing in my life and it keeps on growing, as we now have 12 adorable grandchildren. I love researching about my ancestors, knowing about them is very important to me. I enjoy travelling, and especially love Europe, each country is so different both in culture and appearance, but I think the villages and countryside of England are amongst the most beautiful.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother ensured that I had a religious upbringing from an early age and I regularly attended one of the established Churches but declined to be “confirmed” when I was about 20 as I didn`t feel right about it. I was not in agreement with the teaching that little children needed baptism in order to be saved, and I could never make sense of “the Trinity.” When the missionaries taught me, everything made sense. I could describe it as a relief that finally God was not a mystery anymore and I understood who I was and the purpose of life. Receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost after baptism has been the greatest gift, to be able to receive personal revelation to give guidance in my life. As a child of God I know that my Heavenly Father knows me, loves me, hears and answers my prayers in the way that is best for me. I understand the role of Jesus Christ as the Son of God, Creator and Saviour of the world, and that through His great Atonement we may live again in the presence of God in a state of never ending happiness with those that we love.

How I live my faith

Throughout my 35 years as a member of the Church I have always been actively involved in serving in the many different organisations of the Church. I regularly attend my Church meetings every Sunday, it’s the best day of the week. Daily prayer is vital to me, God is my literal Father in Heaven and he wants to hear from me, just as I need to talk to him. Daily scripture study is also important, as this is another way in which God communes with us. I try my best to keep the commandments of God and to be a good example of someone who follows Jesus Christ. I can never be perfect as He is, but I can keep striving to do better. Since retiring my husband and I worked for three years at the London Temple and are now at the Hyde Park Chapel Visitors Centre for two years, we love being full time missionaries. God has given me so many blessings in my life that this is a way of giving something back and I love it.