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Hi I'm Eve

and I'm a Mormon...

About Me

Hi. My name is Eve. I'm a wife and a mother. I'm a painter and a musician/singer. I grew up in a single parent home with my mom and five other siblings. Having a family of my own was always very important to me. I was attending college as an Art Ed major when I met my husband, and I put my schooling to the side to devote my time to having our family. I have 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls. I've done lots of artwork on the side, painting murals or drawing portraits, to keep up my inner need for expressing my creativity. I'm a self-made musician- I picked up some tips here and there and learned to play a few songs. I've even written several originals, but it's all for my own personal enjoyment and for the entertainment of friends and family. I love my family, and it's nice to have their love and security to support me.

Why I am a Mormon

My mom was a member, and when I turned eight, I was baptized too. I have fond memories of lessons and influential teachers that I had growing up as a youth. Yet growing up without a father in our home had some major disadvantages and I lost sight of a lot of things that were important to me. I stopped coming to church when I was about 16. Throughout the next few years I visited church with my mom off and on, but she never forced me to go with her. I started making choices that weren't good for me, or anyone else for that matter. One day, I looked around at my little apartment and my simplistic lifestyle and thought: This is what I thought I wanted, so why am I not happy? I tried to think back to when I was truly happy and not bogged down with life. I remembered that when I was a youth, I was happy. And I was going to church. I knew that church had something to do with it, but more importantly, that Christ was missing in my life. I had never really stopped praying, but I only prayed when I needed something. I hadn't been acknowledging God in my life at all! I decided to change. To change my lifestyle, my friends if need be, and also my heart. I prayed for forgiveness and started attending church again. It wasn't easy, but I felt the mercy of the Savior and His acceptance of me. I knew He loved me and that made me see myself differently. Throughout my life up to now, I have tried to live the gospel of Jesus Christ. I served a mission for my church and it was one of the most important things I've ever done. I'm happiest when I know I'm doing what the Lord wants me to do. I've tried living my life on my own terms, and by what I thought would make me happy. I realized that I didn't know what could truly make me happy. But the Lord does.

How I live my faith

I have served as a Sunday school teacher at different times since my mission in the different wards that I have lived in. I now live with my family in the church ward that I grew up in. I am a leader in my church's youth program for girls ages 12-18. The fancy name for it is the Young Women Program, and I have recently been asked to serve as the president. I feel very privileged to serve the Lord and these girls in this calling. I remember the tough decisions and trials I had as a teenager and I'm eager to help them stay on a path that leads to happiness. I know that the lessons I learned about happy living weren't just for me, but for everyone. Most of the girls I have in my classes I babysat when I was a youth, so it's nice to already have a relationship with these girls and they can trust that I'm teaching them important lessons. I have two counselors and a secretary that share teaching and leadership responsibilities and I feel God's inspiration in our planning meetings.

What do Mormons believe happens after we die?

I have a sister that passed away several years ago. I know that her spirit lives, though her body is buried. She had her own personal struggles in her life, and I know that she is still preparing herself to meet God, just like He wants us to do here on earth. Our Heavenly Father wants all of us to take full advantage of what the Savior's atonement can do for us. He wants us all to live with Him again. Show more Show less