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Hi I'm Patty

I live in Alaska and I am proud to be a Ladder Day Saint!!

About Me

I am a Mom to 5 wonderful teenagers, three are mine biologically and two are by marriage, I just say they are all mine. I have worked during most of my kids' lives, but I am currently trying to build up my Real Estate career so I am able to stay home with my kids more. Although I have been a working mother, I have been able to stay active in my kids' lives. I love to read, knit, hike, camp and go to the Temple.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church, but I spent 20 yrs inactive. When I had came to the most difficult time in my life, I remembered that I could get a blessing for help. I did just that, I stepped into a chapel after 20 yrs and asked for a Blessing. It gave me the peace and strength I had been missing, although I did not know I was missing it until that moment. Within the 6 months that followed that Blessing I read the scriptures, researched on websites and other books and prayed, which brought me to the understanding for myself that this is the true church and that there is no better place for me and my children to be. I allowed my children to learn this for themselves, they too read, studied and prayed and came to the same conclusion. I am so grateful for all of the blessings that has come since I became active again. I now have a wonderful, loving husband who honors his priesthood as well as two more beautiful daughters. We have built a home based on the gospel and it is a place that our friends and family feel welcomed in. I marvel everyday not just at the peace and love I have for the gospel, but the strong testimonies my children have. I am so grateful for my loving mother and her diligence in teaching me the gospel when I was young and for all of her prayers when I strayed away, I know if it was not for that I would never had made the choice to have that Blessing, nor would I have known that I could. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen

How I live my faith

I am a teacher in the church, I have the pleasure of teaching the women once a month. Preparing for these lessons are always interesting, I learn something new out of each lesson and find joy in sharing that with the other sisters (ladies in the church) I love to go out and visit with the sisters in the ward, this is called visiting teaching. This gives me the opportunity to help others in a time of need. I have been able to build bonds and friendships with these sisters that will last a life time. We do our best to live and share the gospel to all who enter into our home. I am known to be an honest and trust worthy person in my community and business, by living the gospel everyday has helped me to be a better person and has helped others to approach me with questions regarding our faith.

What is the Book of Mormon?

The Bible takes place on the European Continent, that is where Bethlehem, and Jerusalem are located. We know that the Lord called Prophets to teach his people. Prophets like Adam, Moses and Noah taught the people things like the ten commandments, repentance and baptism. Prophets and Apostles also taught about Christ and his birth, his ministry, his crucifixion and his resurrection. These prophets all taught the people on the European Continent, there was no way for these Prophets to teach anyone that was living on the American Continents. We know, through our history books, that there were people on the American Continents long before Christ was born. Do you think the Lord would want them to learn about Christ and all of his teachings as much as he did the people on the other half of the world? Of course he does! Well the Book of Mormon is the writing of these Prophets that the Lord called to teach his people in the Americas. These Prophets taught about Christ and the signs of his birth they also taught about the signs of Christ's crucifixion. The Lord guided and directed these Prophets just as he guided and directed the Prophets on the other side of the World. I am so grateful that we have a Prophet called of God on earth today. Since we have the luxuries of satellite TV and the internet we only need one Prophet to guide us today. It brings such peace to know that the Lord is still helping us in these sometimes difficult times. "he will not forsake us". Show more Show less