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Hi I'm Bethan

I live in Ohio, I'm a stay-at-home mom, I have two wonderful children and I know the Gospel is true!

About Me

I am a convert of 14 years to the LDS church. My husband and I have been married for 10 years. We were sealed in the Temple. We have two wonderful children. I have had many callings in the Church and am currently serving in the YW presidency.

Why I am a Mormon

I love being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The LDS church is very different from what I knew growing up. I was raised Catholic, went to Catholic school. When I met my husband I was introduced the the LDS faith. At that time in my life (18 years old) I was not living a life condusive with being a member of the LDS church. What I felt while attending church with my husband changed my life forever! Joining the the LDS church and changing my life to be in line with it's teachings has been the best thing I have EVER done. Since then I have had the opportunity to: 1. Support a Missionary serving his Mission (my husband left on his Mission just 1 year after my baptism). 2. Be sealed in the Temple for time and all eternity (5 weeks and 1 day after my husband returned from his Mission). 3. Have two beautiful children, who have had the blessing of being born in the covenant, and are sealed to us for time and all eternity. I have been blessed greatly and love serving in The Church in every way I can. I cannot imagine where I would be without The Church and the Gospel in my life!

How I live my faith

I have served in many callings in the last 14 years. I have worked with the children as a Primary Teacher and as a member of the Primary Presidency. I have worked with the Youth as a member of the Young Women's Presidency, and as Young Women's Camp Director, and I have worked with the adult women as a member of the Relief Society Presidency. I am a Visiting Teacher and I am assigned to visit several sisters every month. I have learned from, been blessed by, and learned to love all of the callings I've ever been given! As a family, we strive to read and study the scriptures and pray together daily. We are trying to become more involved in our community through service opportunities and we do our best to have a Christ centered home.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Bethan
Mormons do not worship Joseph Smith. Joseph Smith restored The Church to the earth. Joseph Smith was a Prophet of God. Joseph Smith played a HUGE role in the lives of the early Saints and was a wonderful man. The only people we as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Bethan
A testimony is what a person knows to be true. My testimony was received through personal experiences,prayer, and confirmation through the Holy Ghost. My tesitmony is that I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I know that Joseph Smith was a Prophet of God. I know that the Bible is true. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and my brother. I know that Christ lives. I know that Heavenly Father has a plan in place so that all His children can return to live with him. I know that as I seek the Lord and choose to be like Him I am growing closer to becoming like Him. I know that Thomas S. Monson is a Prophet of God here on the earth and that he gives us the teachings and counsel that are meant for our time here and now. I say this in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Bethan
 Baptism must be performed by the proper authority therefore, a new convert needs to be baptized in order to become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This includes being re-baptized if you have been baptized into another church. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only church on earth with the proper Priesthood Authority to baptize. Show more Show less