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Hi I'm Pam

I grew up in a large Mormon family. I left home and learned for myself that the church is true.

About Me

I am a divorced mother of two teenagers. My children are very wise and good and help to keep me strong. I enjoy knitting, quilting, and reading. Mostly I enjoy being with my family and having fun. We play board games, support one another in school activities, and talk about our lives as we have dinner together every night.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Mormon family. From the time I was a child I prayed with my family, read the scriptures, went to church, followed the commandments. As I become a teenager, I read the scriptures on my own and learned about the history and beliefs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As a child I had faith in my parents belief in the church. As a teenager, I learned for myself that it's teaching were true. After I married in the Temple, I moved with my husband way far away from my family and my home state of Utah. I continued going to church and following what I knew to be true. However, my husband lost his testimony of the church. As I took my two young children to church on Sunday, he would spend the time visiting websites and chat groups online of those who had become dissatisfied with church. As he become "anti-Mormon" he would share with me all of the "dark secrets" he had learned about the church online. He would search far and wide for anything that put the church in a bad light. I listened to what he said, I heard him tell me about how the church had ruined his life, and I saw his life begin to spin out of control as he stopped working on his graduate school assignment and stopped supporting his family. I continue to go to church with my children every week, I continued to live as I was taught and as I had come to know for myself was the right way. As I listened to my husband, I relied on the Holy Ghost to help me know what was true, what was important, and what I needed to do for my own happiness. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints if the true church. Because I live by it precepts I am happy. Live is not perfect. At times it has been a struggle, but I have peace, happiness, and a knowledge that my Heavenly father loves me and will support me.

How I live my faith

I am in charge of the youth in my area. We have between 25 to 45 children attend church every Sunday. I have family night with my children and my parents every Monday. When it is my turn to teach a spiritual lesson for family night I will often use that time to practice the lessons I am going to teach to the children in my ward. My family give me a lot of insight into how to keep the children engaged and enjoying their time at church. Primary is that time in a child's life where they learn the fundamentals of the gospel. We focus on the love our Heavenly Father has for all of his children and how to live a life that will lead to happiness and help us return to our Heavenly Father. As children become young men and women they have more control over their life. I hope that they remember the things they learn in primary learn for themselves that they are true.