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Hi I'm Rose

I was born in Prince Rupert, BC and am Nisga'a First Nation Indian. I was adopted and raised in Vermont and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hello to all, my name is Rose Patterson. I am now living in Nanaimo, B.C., having just moved from Cary, North Carolina, but was raised in Sharon, Vermont. I am a Psychology major, a foster parent and child care specialist. I have taken on a Master's in Legal Studies here to further help me understand the laws and political methods used that have molded the decisions made for my foster children, rape/domestic violence clients and education in the corporate run schools. I bring with me a loud sense of humor, a deep passion to protect and help others, and a strong skill in argument for what I feel is right for the wellbeing of others. I grew up in a multiracial family and my parents were Quakers and was homeschooled by my mother. We lived without electricity farmed everything we ate. I have a strong desire to help others and use my religious and education to help guide me in doing this. I have one adopted daughter and three grandchildren, and am currently going on a pilgrimage in search of my Nisga'a First Nation Indian roots by meeting my birth mother and sister, my Indian Band and their culture here in Nanaimo, BC and am a recently been baptized here in Nanaimo LDS Ward. I love to travel, meet new people, walks and reading as well as music. I enjoy children and volunteer work and have been doing so since I was young. I go by my mother's motto, "It takes a Village to Raise a Child", and would love to share my testimony with you.

Why I am a Mormon

I have searched over the past thirty years for that perfect church that would hear my pain or word of need, I have visited churches that had a fantastic mission statement, but did not show through their teachings, and I have explored Quaker, Native Indian Spiritualism, and many other Christian related sectors of God. In the end I have found I did not find that true feeling of love, spirit of God and needed a strong, truthful church that was 100% about God and Jesus Christ. I wanted a church that would be my family, give me support and love and help me through my times of darkness as I struggled through life on my own now that my own family has moved on and we all have gone different paths. I found this when I met with the missionaries who have allowed me to be heard, loved me and helped me express my need in a church that is all about God and Jesus Christ, the bible and the true word of religion. I have prayed for truth and through a two year investigation I have found I kept returning to this church and wanting to make the right decision to join. I made this decision not because the congregation was wealthy, promised fast friends or had the latest materialistic items, but only the solid foundation of God and Family in which they help you grow in your own family and remain true to our heavenly father.

How I live my faith

I have recently been baptized and can testify to the truth of the LDS and would love to share this journey with you as you do yours. I take part in volunteer work in the community and meet regularly with the sister missionaries so as to continue strengthening the bond I have with Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father. I am still growing and exploring and doing this as I work with other in my personal life as well as work in the human service field. I love working with children and am a nanny for families that need someone to care for their children.

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

I have recently joined and after several years of investigating the church and asking my own questions, this was one that I asked several Bisops that were from different wards. I too wanted to make sure the whispered gossip that was surrounding the church was so often heard and wanted to hear for myself the answer to the questions of polygamy and the LDS church. My answer was given and it was the same across the board, no and a firm support to President Gordon B. Hinckley's statement upon the subject of the position on plural marriage. This is not allowed and I can testify that I agree that it is not found in the religion as being a Mormon. I felt safe and at peace as I took the steps to join a church that is all about the work of God and Jesus Christ only. Show more Show less