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Hi I'm Patty Ellsworth

I'm from Las Vegas, Nevada. I'm a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and a teacher.

About Me

I am interested in the world. I have a degree in history, I taught history and I am still interested in learning about the world and its peoples, all of whom I consider to be my brothers and sisters. I especially enjoy learning about different religions. I enjoy travel and have had the opportunity to visit sacred Buddhist sites across China and Tibet. To visit the great mosques of Istanbul and ancient Christian sites throughout Turkey. I've attended mass in Zuni, New Mexico and the oldest church in Cuernavaca Mexico. I've studied about and visited Macchu Pichu and other sacred sites in Peru and Ecuador. The thing that stands out to me is that most people are good, they love their families, and they love God.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I can not deny what I know to be true. My faith is centered on my Savior Jesus Christ and the scriptures that testify of him, the Bible and the Book of Mormon.

How I live my faith

Another love of my life is music.My father bought a Hammond Organ when I was eleven years old and then had me take lessons. The music I learned was based on chords and was not in the style of traditional hymns. Instead I learned Latin rhythms and popular music of the 1960's. Switching to playing hymns was a new experience. However, today I enjoy playing the organ and piano in church meetings whenever I'm asked. I taught my daughter to play the piano when she was young. Many of my fondest memories with her are at piano singing songs of the Gospel. I am presently teaching my grandchildren to play with the hopes that their lives will be as blessed with music as my life has been. I have also enjoyed leading a scripture study group for ladies this past year. Many years ago, when my children were young, I discovered the joy and peace that comes through studying the scriptures. It has been a part of my daily life since that time.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Patty Ellsworth
In order for a baptism to be valid, it has to be performed by a person who holds the priesthood authority and has to be by immersion. New members have often already been baptized, but without the right authority it is not valid. That does not diminish the fact that it was an act of faith, and maybe a spiritual experience, but it is not what is needed for salvation. New converts should understand that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is not a new church but the ancient church that Jesus established while he was on earth that has been restored with the authority to act in the Savior's name. Show more Show less