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Hi I'm Pam Jagoda

I'm a wife, a mom, a grandma, and a teacher. I love spending time with my family! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the mother of eight grown children. I love being a mom! My children and my husband are the greatest blessings in my life. I have been an avid fan of many sports, soccer, basketball, football, track, baseball, softball, swimming, dance, gymnastics, and golf as I cheered my children on in their sports activities. Now, I travel to be with them and play with my grandchildren! I love to hike, camp, travel, bake, and eat desserts, especially homemade cookies!

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 14 years old, my dad suddenly passed away. As a young person, this was devastating. Along with the grief and heartache I felt at the loss of my father, there were many questions that troubled my mind. "Where was my father?" "Would I ever see him again?" "What would become of our family after we died?" "Was Jesus truly resurrected and would we be resurrected also?" I had been attending the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) church, because my parents were baptized when I was a young child. Sometimes our family attended church, sometimes it was just my sister and I. Our attendance was not consistent and we were not very involved in church activities. As I thought about these questions, I was reminded of teachings that I had received in Sunday School, Primary, and the Young Women organization. I had been taught the answers to these questions, but now I desperately needed to know that those answers were true. I prayed to feel my Heavenly Father's love and to know if I would ever see my father again. Not all at once, but gradually, peace filled my heart. I knew that God was aware of me and loved me. I felt a sure knowledge that He had given the gift of his son, Jesus Christ, to me and to all of us. I knew that Jesus had lived, died, and was resurrected and because of his resurrection, we would all live again. And, YES, I would see my dad again! I am grateful for the peace that continues to be with me. I am grateful to know that our Heavenly Father loves us and has provided a plan for us, that we may all receive the blessing of resurrection, that we may see our loved ones who have passed away once again, and that we can be with our families forever.

How I live my faith

I volunteered in my children's schools for many years and served on the school board. I am retired now, but I loved being a preschool teacher where I could share God's love with little children. There are so many children in need of love and acceptance. They have so much exuberance for life and love to give. Being surrounded by children was truly a blessing. At church, I am now teaching in our women's organization, but I also have taught children and teenagers. One of my favorite opportunities was teaching Christ-centered music to children. Participating in church as a family has deepened our love for each other, has provided guidance through difficult times, and has given us peace through God's love.