Patty Perfect and Peter Priesthood

Patty Perfect hails from Salt Lake City, Utah. She’s married and has 10 children. Even though she’s a stay at home mom, she manages to keep busy. Her typical day begins around 5:30 when she gets up and reads 9 chapters from the scriptures. After jogging 12 miles, she’s home in time to make a hearty, healthy breakfast and oversee the practicing of musical instruments by her children. Once breakfast is over, family scripture study completed, children and husband sent off to school and work, Patty takes the 5 younger children with her as she does her visiting teaching. Arriving home in time for lunch, she saves time by also preparing the week’s dinners in advance while the smaller children teach each other the alphabet. Then the children go down for naps while Patty has a few moments to herself. She likes to spend her free time sewing clothes for the whole family and baking whole wheat bread. As the older children arrive home from school, she treats them to milk and freshly baked cookies before helping them with their homework and science fair projects. Her favorite time of the day is when she’s cleaning the house because “cleanliness is next to godliness.”

Peter Priesthood is from Provo, Utah. He is married to his high school sweetheart and they have eight children with one on the way. He is currently serving as 1st counselor in the Bishopric as well as being the seminary teacher. Although going to work each day, Peter finds time to make welfare visits during his lunch hour. On his way home from work, he stops to make the family’s food storage purchases whenever there’s a good sale. Once home, Peter likes to spend time in the family’s acre garden. He’s known for his generosity with his abundant zucchini harvest. During dinner, Peter loves to hear how each child’s day at school went and they have fun trying to liken the scriptures to the events of the day. Then it’s off to do his home teaching and driving the older children to young men and young women’s. Peter’s hobbies include family history, writing talks for sacrament meetings, and mowing the lawn/shoveling the driveway.

Submitted by: Debbie Coleman