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Hi I'm Pam

I've volunteered as a Cub Scout Leader for about 20 years in various positions. I LOVE going to church. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have raised 3 boys as a stay-at-home mom, who are now wonderful men. During that time, I was involved in Cub Scouting, and helping those boys to attain their Eagle award for Scouting. My grandchildren are the best! I love to teach, so right now I am a substitute teacher. I also love cooler weather and that's why I live in northern Utah. My hobbies are reading and attending high school sports games when I know someone playing in the game. I enjoy watching good movies, going to museums, and doing family history. It was great to have 2 foreign exchange students, one from Germany, and the other from Ecuador, live with us for a school year. My husband and I have moved recently. It is so great to have instant friends from church wherever we go or live throughout the world. I have been to Sweden and Ecuador. Both are fabulous places. The best thing was attending church, and knowing everyone there was my friend!

Why I am a Mormon

I was introduced to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints as a child of about 8 years old. My dad wanted us to attend, and so he took us for several weeks whenever he was home from flying for the Air Force. I felt like I had 'come home.' It was a feeling of love, safety and acceptance by all the people attending. My sisters and I were able to attend Church more after we moved to California. That's when my parents got divorced. We were in some tough schools there. I was so happy to be involved with the Church because I didn't want to get into smoking, drugs or drinking, which is what a majority of the school kids were doing. We also had some wonderful members come over to re-roof our house while living there because it was leaking so badly, and my mom couldn't afford to fix it. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is taught the way He wants it taught in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have a testimony that this is true. I know that Heavenly Father (Jesus' Father) wants us to become like him, showing love and kindness to everyone here on earth. I also know that one day we will meet our maker and give an accounting of the life we have lived here. I am so excited about that - my main goal is for me and my family to live with Jesus and Heavenly Father in the next life. I know that this life is the time to prepare for that by living the best that you can. We have trials and problems that we need to turn to the Lord for help. He usually does that through other people here on earth. I also know that our Prophet, President Thomas S. Monson, is a prophet for the whole world. Almost everyone has seen our missionaries walking around looking for people to teach - PLEASE, go up to them and ask about Jesus Christ, and how you can follow Him.

How I live my faith

I teach the teenage girls in our congregation. I'm glad to have the help of 5 others to do that. We have fun activities, and give them lessons on Sunday. It's a fun way for me to stay active and involved. I know the girls are going to be our next leaders and moms, so I feel it's important to show them how to do that. Before that, I taught the young boys in Cub Scouts. I think it's important to show them how having fun can also be a learning experience. It's "Fun with a purpose." I also was able to help plan and run some 2-day Cub Day Camps in Idaho. I knew the boys looked forward to having so much fun at day camp. It was wonderful that we could ask the leaders in the Mormon church all around us to be the teachers of the classes for the boys. We did a lot of fun things, like make rope, make terrariums, find out about volcanoes, paddle a canoe, sing songs, do skits and other activities. I have also enjoyed teaching little children (3-5 years old) their Sunday lessons at church for several years. Sometimes they are a handful, but I loved each and every one!

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Pam
I love that Jesus Christ atoned for my sins! I love that He atoned for everyone on earth, too. I am grateful for repentance, which gives me the opportunity to cast away the sins I commit. It also gives me a way to feel cleansed and happy. As we strive to become like Jesus, we better ourselves and help others to do the same. I'm glad that Jesus also knows our illnesses and infirmities, and can relate to everything I'm going through. I turn to Him when I have insurmountable problems, and He helps me so much! Show more Show less