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Hi I'm Nita

I'm a Utah Mormon, very much alive with the love of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

About Me

I'm 63 this year. Amazing. We raised 7 children and it took about 30 years to do that. Now I'm inventing a new life as a grandma, artist, gardener, missionary and part-time care-taker for my mother. Life's still very rich. Very.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I love this Church! I was raised in the church and have loved it all my life. It is the rock that we can stand on that will see us through the storms of life. With the guidance of the principles of the gospel, we can navigate through the temptations and lies of Satan. This life isn't easy, but living to a high standard is easier that becoming embroiled in the grime of life!! The reality of a living Father in Heaven is one truth that is firm in my heart. I know He is there. He loves us and has a plan for us. This means the world to me!! The Gospel of Jesus Christ has never failed me, and even when other things in life have let me down, even when I have let myself down, the Gospel has been the anchor that has held me fast and helped me keep going with joy in my heart.

How I live my faith

I would have to say that I live it imperfectly. But the older I get, and the wiser I get, the more comfortable I am with my imperfect life. Not that I can quit trying, but that I have a greater sense of God's great love and his patience for each of us. He is in this for the long haul and we will have enough time to do what we need to do. I am the kind of nervous anxious person who needs the comfort of this truth. And at the same time, I am trying to live and serve as I ought. I am currently a teacher in my church, which gives me an opportunity to teach a 25 minute lesson once a month on a rich gospel topic to the dear sisters in my ward. I also play the piano for the ward choir. We're a small group, amateurs, but we sing our testimonies, and I play mine on the piano keys. It's good. My husband and I are also preparing to go on our second mission. The missionary program of the church is known far and wide for the young elders and sisters who serve, but there are thousands of seniors who serve also. We'll be going to Guadalajara, Mexico, to serve for 18 months. We are excited and scared. Missions are self funded, and we are a little worried about the start up costs, but we'll live simply and work hard and we'll love it. Our Spanish is imperfect, but once again, we are working on that and Heavenly Father will bless us as we try to help with His work.

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Yes, indeedy. We love and study the Bible. The Old Testament, particularly some of the beautiful parts of Isaiah are my favorites. (Isaiah can also be quite difficult, but there is nothing like it for powerful poetry.) Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

As I understand the term "grace" it is, in it's biggest definition, the atoning gift of Christ that brings us to Him if we repent and accept that gift and follow Him. In a more general sense, it is everything good that God the Father or Christ has done for us, including the beauties of this world, loving people in our family and friends, comfort during frightening times, answers to prayers, etc. We believe that grace is both a free gift from God, but also a gift given to those who qualify. In other words, to those who qualify, it is given freely. We don't have enough "credit" with God to "purchase" His gifts, but we can qualify for them by doing the little human things we CAN do to show our commitment to Him and His way to life. We demonstrate by our humility, our faith and prayers, our sincere repentance, and by being baptized by the correct authority, that we are committed to a life of faithfulness, at the same time acknowledging that we will make errors along the way. All human beings who have lived on this earth will be resurrected, worthy or not, humble or not, willing or not. This is also a part of His great grace to us. But the part of grace that brings us back to His presence to live with Him eternally, we must sacrifice for. We do not pay the full price for this blessing, but we must put something "down." Show more Show less