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Hi I'm Ruth

I'm a convert to the Mormon Church.

About Me

I am wife to a man that I respect, cherish and love, a mother to four daughters and an active member of the LDS Church. I am fortunate to have a husband who provides for our family so that I can be a full time mother and take advantage of opportunities to serve in my community.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in Ohio and moved to the deep south with my family when I was young. I walked to church down a dirt road to attend a Southern Baptist congregation. When I was a few years older, about 10 years old, I began attending the Presbyterian Church (still walking!) and when I was a freshman in high school I attended the Church of the Nazarene because they had a bus that would pick me up and take me to services. Later in high school I attended Catholic mass with friends from Canada. It wasn't until I attended the LDS church that I really felt something that touched me deeply. I didn't know it to be able to name it at the time but it was the Spirit of God that I felt so strongly. I continued to attend and later served a full time mission for the Church. It has changed my life for good.

How I live my faith

I believe in living like I believe. I currently serve on the board of a local, non-profit organization. I am active in my daughter's school as well as in cub scouts. When my children were younger I helped to organize preschool groups for children preparing for Kindergarten. I have held educational positions at the local, state, regional and national levels and I served on my local school board for 12 years. I believe that our communities reflect the values that we live and I try to be a good example of an honest, caring citizen.

In whom should we have faith?

I have a bachelor's degree in psychology as well as some graduate level work in related fields and I know that the modern world teaches us to find help through therapy, counseling and sometimes prescription drugs. While these things can be good and they have their place, we sometimes forget that the Lord can bless us when times are rough. He can heal our hearts and our heads when we have done something we regret or when someone has done something to us. He is there- 24/7. Show more Show less