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Hi I'm Bev

I'm from NE and love Husker football. And the Cubs. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a Senior citizen who worked for 35 years, married later in life and have step-children whom I love. I love to do needlework, read and even dabble a little in writing. I play games on the computer, sing in the Church choir, enjoy teaching classes on Sundays and have developed a late life love of cooking. My husband and I are in the process of moving to AZ where I plan to learn how to spin wool, do Navaho weaving and line dancing. I keep busy, but when Sunday gets here my favorite thing to do is attend Church and worship my Savior.

Why I am a Mormon

I guess I've always considered myself lucky because my Mother was a member of the Church, so we children attended and were baptized when we turned 8. I have to admit I didn't have a real testimony of the Church or many of the things that are taught until I was in my 20's. Then, as my testimony slowly grew, I had the chance to teach and there is no better way to help yourself grow than teach. You have to study and learn about the things you are teaching if you are going to do it properly. As I read and studied I found myself learning more and more and that knowledge helped me to continue to learn even more. I chuckle at the times I've read the Book of Mormon for the umpteenth time and come across something that I swear was not there in all my other reads. Heavenly Father opens our mind as we seek and because I'm a curious person anway, it is such a sweet feeling to learn something new that answers questions I have. Yes, I consider myself lucky...I didn't have to come across the Church, wonder about it and try to decide if I wanted to be a member. It would've been very easy for me to fall away at times, but I came to realize that my most precious possession on this earth isn't jewels or cars or fancy clothes, it is my membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and my testimony of my beloved Savior. I know He lived and still lives and that some day He will stand beside me when I come before my Heavenly Father. He loves me so much He gave His life for me. Yes, I'm lucky and I'm a Mormon and so thankful I am!

How I live my faith

I don't do as much now as when I was younger, but I'm still blessed to be a Visiting Teacher and have several of the women in the Church that my partner and I visit or talk to monthly and sometimes more often. They are special to me. One in particular has become a very close friend and I'm so thankful she was assigned to us to visit. At times I sub for a teacher in the adult Sunday School class or a teacher in the women's organization. I still enjoy teaching now and then. I'm also a Ward Genealogy specialist and am ready and willing to help those who are having problems starting their family historys or are having problems with something in their research. And I love to sing in the choir, even if I'm not the greatest vocalist. I try to attend Church each Sunday to partake of the Sacrament and the spirit. The same with attending the Temple. It is an important part of my live, but I have to admit I don't go as often as I should. I pay my tithes and offerings willingly, do service for others when I can, talk to my Heavenly Father in prayer, try to listen for his answers and follow them. Not always easy to do, it takes practice, but I do my best. I'm happiest when I'm doing the things I know I should be doing. However, I'm far from perfect, and know it.... But I am a Mormon! And I'm willing to follow my Savior's teachings to the best of my abilities.

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

After this year of strange, wild weather, I think we can all see there could be times when food, fuel, the ability to get easily from one place to another may be a bit difficult for us. Having some extra canned goods so we can prepare meals for our family, an extra pair of shoes and socks or other items of clothing so we can change if necessary, water to use for drinking and washing ourselves are things that could be a big luxury in times of upheaval. Natural disasters don't usually let us know before they happen. Sure the weather forcaster may predict, but they don't always know what is coming. Earthquakes strike without warning. Knowing you are prepared to care for yourself and your family gives you peace of mind. It also gives you a sense of self-reliance, that you can take care of yourself and your loved ones. And it doesn't hurt to have a little extra stored away to help your neighbors around you. The Lord taught service and that is an easy way for you to participate. Show more Show less