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Hi I'm Patty Quinteros

I'm a happy mother of three. My only daughter is paralyzed. My Faith is strong. I am Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Guatemala City I am the oldest of three children. I have two boys; the oldest is going to college in Utah and the youngest is leaving for his mission in June of 2014 to Mexico. I also have a daughter who is currently in elementary school. I got sealed with my husband and kids in 2009 and I live happily knowing that we will be a family for all eternity. My life revolves completely around my family. I came to the United States when I was a teenager and began working. I wasn't able to graduate from high school and it took me a few years into my marriage to realize that I needed to obtain an education. I got my GED and went on to obtain an A.A. and later a B.A. in Business Administration. I am a firm believer in education and I find myself always wanting to learn more to better my family’s lifestyle. I like to spend the majority of my time with my family members who live in town with me. Sunday lunches and vacation trips with my loved ones are truly special to me. If I am not chatting with my mom or sister, I am most likely watching television or browsing the internet. I consider myself a humble woman who has aspirations to be more in life. I want to pass on to my children the importance of perseverance and determination.

Why I am a Mormon

Before I got baptized in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I attended a different church. I have always known that there is a God and that He had sent His Son to die for me. I knew that I needed to follow the Commandments and that I always had to try my best to do right. However, I always felt that I was missing an important factor in my life; I did not feel complete. When the missionaries knocked on my door I was hesitant to listen to what they have to say, but as I read The Book of Mormon and prayed about it, I felt that emptiness within me fill up. I knew deep in my heart that this church was true because it presented the idea of having a strong household based upon faith. When the missionaries told me that I could be with my loved ones for all eternity, I could not help but feel true joy and excitement. I got baptized in 1997 and have been a member since. The church helped me go through difficult times by teaching me that God and Christ are here for me.

How I live my faith

I live my life in accordance to the teachings of my Savior, Jesus Christ. The Gospel has taught me that I am not alone during obstacles and tribulations. I have faith that I will not only overcome my obstacles but also be blessed for doing so. When my daughter became paralyzed at the age of six, I felt as if I could not keep going. This time was difficult for me and I needed comfort. I needed to know that everything was going to be okay despite the bad news I had been given. I found this peace and comfort in my branch members. Several of them visited my family and me and reminded us that we were not alone. I realized then that this church presents us with a Plan of Happiness. I got more involved in visiting other members during their hardships and I learned that I too can comfort even when I am going through difficulties myself. I helped the leader of the children in our branch incorporate activities that were handicap friendly so my daughter could feel like she was part of the group once more. My focus changed from feeling victimized to feeling victory and I owed it to the participation that we were all giving us members of this church. Having faith in Christ has been the foundation to living my life to the fullest, despite the hardships that I will encounter. If I continue with faith, I know I can persevere to the end and reach my goal of eternal happiness with my family.