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Hi I'm Pamela Gilmer

I'm a dreamer, a life-long learner. I'm a college graduate. I'm an art lover. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the fifth of seven children born and raised in the church. I've earned a BA in history and art minor, and have had three internships in museums and an art gallery. I'm currently living at home while I find out how to live my dream of saving Venice, a dream I've had since visiting Italy on a study abroad trip in the summer of 2012. I love art, especially art with a lot of iconography- such as the medieval, renaissance, baroque and romantic periods. Other interests include long intellectual discussions (usually with my mother), theatre, music, documentaries, sitcoms, reality TV, the beach, and anything Italian!

Why I am a Mormon

I choose to follow the LDS doctrine rather than another Christian sect because of the access I have to priesthood authority and blessings within this church. From this power to act in the name and authority of God, I gain so many blessings- the chance of further covenants with the Lord, modern revelation through prophets and apostles, eternal marriage and family, blessings of health and comfort, the opportunity to renew my baptismal covenants by partaking of the sacrament, service in the temple, and many others. Such blessings not only enrich my life now, but promise to bless me for eternity as I live worthy of them. From undeniable confirmations of the Holy Ghost, I know of this doctrine and its teachings to be God's true church- a church He put on the earth from the beginning of man, a church He fulfilled through His Son, Jesus Christ, and a church He restored to the earth through the Prophet Joseph Smith.

How I live my faith

Currently, I'm getting used to a new ward/stake by trying to get as involved as I can. I was called as the visiting teaching coordinator for my single's ward, which is a calling I'm learning to love. I sing alto in my ward choir, and I lead music whenever asked. Besides this, I feel that it's best to participate any way I can. I try to make it known to my bishoprics that I love teaching and don't mind speaking in sacrament meeting. I speak up with comments or questions in my classes, I share my testimony the first Sunday of every month, and I sing out in my sacrament meetings. I've never been comfortable simply being a bench-warmer, so I make my presence known with meaningful contribution. Hopefully, this lets others feel comfortable with contributing and adding to the efforts of fellowship within my ward.