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Hi I'm Nancy!

I'm a Mormon. I am a wife, mother and grandmother.

About Me

I grew up in Utah the 9th of 10 kids in my family. I attended Brigham Young University and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. I met my husband while we were students at BYU. Upon graduation, we moved to California and then to Texas with our young family for a few years, before moving back to Utah where we have lived for the past 23 years. We have kept in contact with many wonderful friends from everywhere we have lived. We have been blessed with eight children and four (almost five) grandchildren. I love being a mother and a grandmother. I also love being a sister and aunt to many. My favorite place to be is together with my family. I love to play volleyball, basketball, racquetball, hike, ride motorcycles, waterski and write. My husband was born and raised in Mexico - also part of a big family - and we travel there often with our children to see our relatives. It has been a blessing in our lives to combine two cultures into our own unique blend of traditions. I am grateful for the perspective our children have gained from their huge extended family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a 7th or 8th generation Mormon. I love the gospel of Jesus Christ. It has always been a blessing to me. It has been a source of strength and a guide for me. I have loved ones who are not religious people, or who have various intellectual/religious beliefs. I find within the gospel of Jesus Christ a better way. A deeper understanding of who I am and why I am here. In hard times the Lord strengthens me and helps me see through the fog. I love being surrounded by happy, optimistic people, which I have in many friends and family within this church. It is the perfect setting to raise a family. Our family is close I am so grateful that I know we can be together forever. The gospel teaches us why there is opposition in life and how we can grow despite it and because of it. The reassurances and the promises found in the scriptures (especially the Book of Mormon) help me find joy in life, hope despite my weaknesses, and the energy to do much good. By the fruits we can know the good. The Spirit has witnessed to me over and over again that everything good in my life is a direct result of being a member of this Church. It invites and entices us to do good and to individually develop and grow as we come unto Christ. I know the Lord loves each of us and has always been active in my life. He lives and loves me, He is very much in the details of my life - as He has been in the lives of my parents, and grandparents and ancestors way back, leading us to truth and peace that are found in this gospel.

How I live my faith

I love to work with the youth in the Church - and have spent many years leading and teaching young women and young men the gospel. I love to be with the youth - at the temple, at activities, doing service, or just having fun. I love most of all to hear their testimonies of the Savior. I have seen many of the young people I have worked with who were full of normal teenage immaturity, insecurities and doubts, then strengthened and empowered by the gospel - who enter into the house of the Lord and the mission field or marriage and become amazing tools in the Lord's hands. It is a sweet process to watch. It strengthens my faith in the Lord. I also love to teach in Sunday School - the gospel doctrine course to the adults in our ward. I love to study the scriptures - and to come to a point of understanding enough that I feel able to stand and lead a discussion in which I learn so much from the members of the class who share what they feel about the scriptures. I am strengthened by the testimonies of others - as well as in sharing my own feelings about the word of God and the principles of the gospel. My patriarchal blessing says that I have been given the gift of faith and testimony, and to not forget it is to be constantly shared. Because of personal struggles and trials and weaknesses that I and my family have gone through and are going through, I feel inadequate to stand and witness, and feel weak in writing. But I know that I have been constantly sustained and empowered to overcome the struggles and visited in my afflictions by the Lord and given many tender mercies - and it's my responsibility to witness of His love and power in my life. I love the temple. It is a place of power and peace and protection for me. I live my faith there as often as possible. I love to do family history work for those who didn't have the opportunity in this life to accept the gospel. I love to take family names to the temple.