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Hi I'm Pam

I'm a mom of three, a step-mom to seven, grandma to 44 and great grandma to 6. And I'm grateful to be a Mormon.

About Me

I am, surprisingly, a senior citizen....who knew the time would go by so quickly?! From this side of life, I'm happy to say I know who I am, where I came from, why I'm here, and where I'm going. I've held many jobs throughout my life, but those which are most important are the ones which are eternal: I am a wife, a mother, and a grandmother....but, while I love those roles, I'm also a woman with an individual identity and recognize the importance of nurturing this person. I love learning, reading good books, being with friends, creating things, traveling, and doing genealogy.

Why I am a Mormon

As a child, I was always drawn to Church and "gave my life to Christ" at least 5 times before I was 12! I knew even then that I had a Heavenly Father who loved me. It wasn't until I was 15 and had moved with my military family to the interior of Alaska that I was introduced to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I knew next to nothing about the Mormon Church, but being new to Alaska at age 15 and living out in a secluded log cabin in the "boondocks", when those two darling Elders approached our door, my 16 year old sister and I didn't much care WHAT they were selling, we invited them in.....and our lives changed forever. The story of the restoration of the gospel, the fact that there was a prophet on earth today, the explanation of the Godhead--the more we listened, the more it seemed the pieces of a large, very important puzzle was all coming together for me. THIS made sense to me! And while I knew the first 15 years of my life being a Baptist had taught me well and grounded me in "the Good Word", I knew I now had "the fullness of the gospel" and it felt so right! Becoming a Mormon has made ALL the difference in my life. I KNOW my Savior and love that I'm always learning more of Him and striving to be like Him. I UNDERSTAND the Atonement and that I can be forgiven for my sins and shortcomings. I KNOW that my Heavenly Father is aware of me and has led me this far (unless I choose to stray, and then He let's me have that experience as well) and wants me to return to live with Him again....and He knows I couldn't be happy eternally without my family, so He's provided a way for me to have them with me forever IF we are obedient. He has created this brilliant plan of happiness for His children. It makes sense. I believe it's true.

How I live my faith

Some of the most gratifying accomplishments of my life have been working with Church organizations--it has been this more than anything else that has made me who I am today--and I must say, that's a pretty remarkable woman! Throughout all the years of my service in the Church, one thing has been abundantly clear: the Lord knows me and He knows what I need and He knows where I need to serve. I was a single mom for 25 years who worked full time to support my children but struggled financially. I was so grateful to be given the opportunity to GIVE when I felt I had nothing to give, to serve when I felt I had no time. I was called to work with the young women many times, and spent over 20 years working with single adults over the age of 30, organizing activities that provided us all with new friendships. While I loved those callings, it wasn't until I married again and my sweetheart and I were called to work with the Addiction Recovery Program that I found my passion and purpose. We were blessed to work with that program for over seven years. Now the Lord has called us on another mission--this time as full time Member Leader Service missionaries. I believe He has been preparing us all these years so we can complete this calling successfully. He knows me!