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Hi I'm Aleta

I live in New Hampshire, USA. I'm a mother, a grandma, a nurse, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a married mother of five children, as of Fall 2016 we have seven grandchildren. I am a holistic nurse, with a master's degree in nursing education. I'm a reiki master and I'm certified in clinical aromatherapy. I grew up in Utah, but we've lived in New England now for over 30 years. My husband and I love New England, we love the ocean, the mountains, the lakes and the trees- especially in the autumn. We enjoy biking, hiking, and canoeing, though don't do it as much now as we used to. I also enjoy flower gardening, sewing, reading and oil painting.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in an Latter-day Saint (LDS) family, with Mormon pioneer heritage on both sides of my family. As a teenager I studied the scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon and the New Testament, and prayed about it, and gained a testimony for myself that what I'd been taught by parents and teachers was true, and what I read was true. As I've lived the gospel of Jesus Christ, I've had the sweet witness of the Holy Ghost that Jesus is the Savior of the world and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is His restored Gospel on the earth. Whenever I attend the temple I feel a peace that removes me from my worldly cares and reconfirms to me that I have chosen the right path. The blessings of the temple seal our family together for eternity, not just for this mortal journey and I treasure that promise, subject to enduring to the end faithfully.

How I live my faith

My faith is very important to me. I go to church every week. I have had the opportunity to serve in various church callings, I currently serve in the primary presidency. I love to be with God's precious children- nursery is my favorite place. I try to read my scriptures daily to learn what the Lord and his prophets have taught us, and to apply it in my life. Daily and frequent prayer is a gift from our Father in Heaven that allows me to draw closer to God and to learn what he wants me to do. I try to show my faith in God by the way I live. I welcome opportunities to talk about my faith and testimony.

What is being a Mormon like?

Being a Mormon today can be a challenge, because you are probably different from most of the people around you- and that can take courage, but it is extremely special, because you KNOW why you are here and who you are. You also know what God expects of your life and the promised blessings He wants to give you after this life. You understand that this life is not all there is, that's it is an important moment in eternity to prove if you will follow Christ and our Father in Heaven. You understand that the challenges in life are opportunities to grow and develop beyond who you think you are into the person God knows you can become. Show more Show less