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Hi I'm Patty

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a stay-at-home mother of one wonderfully talented 16 year old, and the wife of an amazing man. I love reading, horses, cats, game nights with friends, and some gardening. I've lived in California, Texas, Virginia and Ohio and have had the opportunity to meet many wonderful people in each place. I love to visit new places and enjoy the beauty of God's varied creations.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a family that was sometimes active in the church but fell away in my teen/early adult years. For years I didn't know what I really believed or why I should follow the teachings of a church. After I had my daughter I started to realize that I wanted her to have a solid foundation in her life. I wanted to be a good mother and teach my child what was right. The problem was, I didn't know what WAS right at that point. I was blessed to have patient and loving women who visited me and taught me the gospel. As I prayed and started attending church again I found the peace that had been lacking in my life. I felt strengthened emotionally and spiritually as I studied the scriptures and followed the teachings of Christ. I was able to overcome depression, smoking, and social anxiey disorder as I kept taking steps to become more active in the church. The more I embraced Christ's teaching, the better my life became. I look back now at how my life was before and what it's like now and I wouldn't want to go back for anything. I am so much happier, stable, and at peace. I know that God lives, that He loves me, and that Jesus Christ is my Savior. This church helped me understand that.

How I live my faith

I am currently the president of the women's organization for our congregation. We have meetings every Sunday to learn more about Christ and how we can incorporate the prinicples of His gospel in our daily lives. On occasion I teach these lessons. I oversee a program where women go in pairs to visit assigned sisters on a monthly basis and also oversee service to those in need, including providing food to families who are having financial difficulties. I am lucky to have a group of dynamic and talented women surrounding me who teach me about compassion, love, service, faith and strength.

Are Mormons Christians?

YES! We are definitely Christians! Our entire doctrine is about the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We believe that He is the only begotten Son of God. We believe that He lived on earth, died for our sins, and was resurrected. We believe His teachings and seek to follow His example. Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

The "Mormon lifestyle" would best be described as faithful and devoted. Active members attend church every Sunday for three hours, usually serve in an unpaid volunteer position for a certain amount of time (which can range from months to years) and often have children involved in youth programs that meet once a week. We try to live our beliefs in our daily lives and share the gospel with those who are seeking it. We may work outside the home if necessary but many women are stay-at-home moms who are actively involved in their children's education and upbringing. Family is extremely important to us. We set aside Monday evenings to spend special time with our families discussing gospel topics, playing games, or doing other activities as a family. We view our bodies as a sacred gift from God so we refrain from using substances that would harm them, like tobacco, alchohol, coffee, tea and drugs. We are a lot like our neighbors- our kids do sports, band, art, etc. and we enjoy music, literature, good food, and getting together with friends and family. Show more Show less

What is the Relief Society?

Relief Society is the women's organization of the church. It is an organization of women who are committed to teaching the gospel, serving those in need, and strengthening homes and families. Relief Society meets each Sunday as a separate class for adult women only. There is usually a lesson on a gospel principle, and insights and testimonies from the women are encouraged. Relief Society also has additional meetings, usually on a monthly basis, on a weeknight to teach homemaking skills, gospel principles, or other things that the women of the congregation have shown an interest in or a need to learn. Show more Show less