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Hi I'm LaRita

I was born in Utah, but I have lived many other places.

About Me

I am a mother of 5children and a grandmother of 17 grandchildren. I retired from being a Nurse and a Nurse-midwife. I had gone to a university and obtained a master degree in Maternal-Child Health. I taught nursing at a university and practiced as a Nurse-Midwife. I retired about 13 years ago. Now I like to knit sweaters, hats and do family-history.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe in Jesus Christ and His Father, my Father-in Heaven. I believe that Jesus Christ has a body, as His Father has a body. Jesus was resurrected into His body on the third day of His death. I love the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ, I am so grateful for the Priesthood and the blessings of the Temple. THAT IS WHY I AM A MEMBER OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS.

How I live my faith

I try to be of service to others, I try to be like Jesus Christ and love everyone, not judge others. I know that is hard, especially when am trying to drive and someone cuts in between my car and another. I serve in a Family History Center, helping others, that do not know how to use the Internet and computers. They are trying to find their ancestors. I try to help my neighbors, I pray for those are ill, or depressed, and bring soup and bread.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

LaRita
 Members are not required to serve a mission. Many choose to serve, most young men look forward to a mission call. My two sons saved, and planned for the time that they could go on a mission and teach the Restored Gospel Jesus Christ. My neighbor's sons chose not to serve a mission. They are good members still. I volunteered, I was then 70yrs, to serve a Humanitarian Mission. I served in the Sort Center in Salt Lake City (this center is now called the Humanitarian Center). My job was to help identify medical equipment that had been donated and then shipped, stock the pharmacy and ship medications to Third World Countries and I also taught English as a second language. There are many different kinds of missionaries. Right now, I serve as a part-time Family History Missionary. It is amazing service. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

LaRita
When I enter the Chapel there is a organ playing beautiful music, I sit my family and wait until the Sacrament Meeting begins. We have announcements, then a opening prayer, then Ward Business, then we sing a hymn, and after the bread and water are blessed the sacrament is blessed to the members of the Church. We have speakers, that have an assigned topic, we have a closing prayer and a closing hymn. Then we are excused to meet in a Sunday School class. All visitors are welcome to our services. Show more Show less

Why did your church previously practice plural marriage (polygamy)?

LaRita
Plural marriage was practiced before 1890, then it ended. Most men did not practice plural marriage, some that had the means to support another wife were asked to choose another wife. There were more female members than male members, and many men married another wife, but did not live with them. My great-grand father had two wives. His first wife choose my Great-grand mother, and asked her to care for the second wives children. She did that, at the time of her illness and her passing (her death.) Without plural marriage I would not be here. I descend from the second wife. Show more Show less