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Hi I'm Necia

I live in Utah, am married with 7 children, 29 grandchildren, and 3 greats. I am a Mormon!

About Me

As a mother and grandmother, and even great-grandmother, I worry about the future for my family. I worry that my posterity will struggle with the difficulties of life, with the temptations of the world and turn away from that which they have been taught. I remember realizing that my father would be so disappointed in me if I did things contrary to his teachings and example. I work hard to serve in my community as a member of several worthy organizations (Scouts, my city, my transportation district, school parent teacher organization). I try to make sure my children and grandchildren have a variety of opportunities to attend and participate in great community and religious activities, and try to provide opportunities for them to be of service. I also try to support them in their interests and activities. I own race cars and my children and grandchildren race them on the local circle track. I attend their sporting events, their recitals, their school programs, and their church and scouting activities. I want them to know that when they choose to be involved in something, it is important to me to be there. My hope is that my family will be touched by my example as I am by the example of my father.

Why I am a Mormon

As a young girl, I was quite concerned that I follow the correct religious path. My parents and grandparents, and even great and great-great grandparents were Mormons, but I had to know for myself. I remember quietly kneeling in my grandparents' bathroom (a silly place I know, but it was private for the moment) and sincerely asking Heavenly Father if I was on the correct road. I had read the Book of Mormon and was fascinated by the stories and the doctrine found therein. I had to know it was true. As I rose from my knees, I felt a sureness I had never felt before, and it was as if I heard a voice telling me, "You have always known it was true and now you must continue to live it." Even as young as I was, I knew I must spend the rest of my life "in the service of my God." Now, before anyone who reads this thinks I am some religious fanatic, know that I am normal. I do my best, but I am so not perfect. I just know that I have the ability to repent and take advantage of my Savior's Atonement. I do it a lot. I get angry at my husband, I yelled at my kids, my grandchildren think I am boring, and I talk way too much. But through it all, I have a sure knowledge that I am a Daughter of God who loves me and wants to help me live the best I can so I can return to him and join with my family forever.

How I live my faith

I love serving young people. Being a Cub Scout Den Leader for the past several years has so enriched my life. I am not young, nor even close to the age of the boys' mothers, but oh what fun it has been to be their leader! We have flown kites, raised and lowered flags, visited the fire station down the street, provided opening ceremonies for our local city council, learned how to play hockey from our Den Chief (my almost grown grandson), had golf lessons from the local pro, and served our neighbors in so many ways. We also learned about our religion and those of some of our neighbors; learned how to care for, play with and love two boys in our den who are disabled. We learned to pray, to march in a parade, and to make pretzels. Age has nothing to do with service. Now I am about to embark on a new opportunity to serve others, by sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ through direct teaching as a missionary for my church. If I love Jesus Christ as much as I profess, now I must share it with others, so they can feel, as I do His great love and power in in their lives.