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Hi I'm Bev Q.

Wife, mom to 5, grandma, webmaster of my humanitarian crafting website. Grew up in England. Convert. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Canada, and at 5 years old, my family moved to England, where I grew up, then to Belgium for a few months, and then to America, where I learned about the gospel of Jesus Christ in one of my friends homes. I became an American Citizen in Feb. 2011 ♥. I am happily married to Mike since 1979 and we have 3 sons and 2 daughters and I am a grandma to 5 currently! I was so blessed to be able to be a stay at home mom for many years whilest raising young children. I helped supplement our family income by baby sitting, selling address labels before many had computers/printers and printing a cottage industry newsletter for penpallers and moms. I now run a humanitarian knitting/crocheting website BevsCountryCottage.com. But I also had the honor of working with Donny, and Alan Osmond for several years online with their websites. I am now also working part time out of the home as a Support Specialist for an LDS Seminary and I love my job! We have one teenager still living at home which is wonderful, as I am not ready for an empty nest. Hobbies-- I have so many! Crocheting and knitting, sketching, journal writing, reading pioneer fiction is great!, scripture study, swimming, family history, walking, watching Star trek with my hubby and more. I serve at Church teaching the 11-12 year olds and really, is there a better calling? We have a great future ahead of us. ♥

Why I am a Mormon

"What made you decide to join the LDS Church?" Be assured for me this was not an idle decision. I spent many years reading, studying the beliefs of many churches; seeking truth. I first found out about the 'Mormon' Church because of the Osmond Brothers. I was living in England at the time and thought they belonged to an 'American Church'. I had only ever attended the Church of England since it was across the street. When we moved to the US, I began taking the Missionary discussions with some Osmond fans. The missionaries gave me a Book of Mormon which I didn't want! I read the missionaries scriptures that I thought contradicted them, asked strange questions, and had many doubts. I even threw my Book of Mormon into the attic and refused to read it! One day when I was ill I felt a sweet voice tell me to read the Book of Mormon. I ignored it. It happened twice more. Finally I decided to read it. I opened to Moroni's promise & decided to do what it said, to ask God if these things were not true! I knew if the Book of Mormon WERE true, then all the missionaries had taught me were true. I knelt down and asked God if the Book of Mormon was true. I felt the most peaceful warmth from head to toe. I knew it was true! My parents were furious, and made me promise no missionary lessons, and no joining till I was 21. What pain that brought me. I had a sure witness from God. I knew the Church was true & now I had to wait? I opened my scriptures hoping for an answer and opened to Exodus 20:12 "honor thy father & mother". I didn't understand the Lords purposes then, but I do now. In college I met and married my wonderful Catholic husband Mike. I would never have married a non-member had I had been baptized. I was true to my promise to my mom, & I was baptized 9 months after marrying Mike. He hasn't joined the Church but has always been good about our 5 children and I attending all of our Church activities. My family has been so blessed by living the Gospel & I am grateful.

How I live my faith

By trying to follow the example of Jesus Christ. I teach Sunday school to the 11 year olds in our ward and LOVE that calling!! Our future is bright with these youngsters rising up to the helm in a few years. I also hope my faith is reflected on my website Bev's Country Cottage as people come there to help others in need. They come in search of free crochet and knit patterns, but I hope they leave with a sense of who Christ was as He helped others. I have a wooden 'tree' set up in my husbands office where people in the community know they can come and hand little hats or booties for the hospitals nearby. I try to be happy and help others laugh and find joy in this journey. When things are tough, I often hum and sing a bit more than normal. Not sure if others notice that because I love to whistle, hum and sing anyhow but I try to increase that when I am passing through trials known only to me. Music tends to erase tension and clear the fog of adversity from our minds.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Bev Q.
All Mormons are invited to share the Gospel and the happiness that living it brings, with our friends and family. Every member has been given THE most awesome gift and that is the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the miriad of blessings associated with being an active member of the Church. Why would we not want to share that with all our brothers and sisters? Being a member brings us peace in our hearts and minds, joy, harmony, answers, help with trials, and deep blessings. How selfish would we be to keep that from others? Show more Show less