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Hi I'm Genevieve

wife.mother.cultural enthusiast.people feeder.mormon.

About Me

I AM LOUD. I am a So Cal-raised sun lover, living the in the mists of western Washington. I love all things cultural, married to the most foreign man of all-- a shy boy sprouted in the yellow hills of Idaho. We share a love for the Russian people, exotic foods, exploration, and our two children. I used to teach the Russian language to bright-eyed missionaries for our church. I once taught self-reliance workshops in South America, and I recently used the Spanish language in my local church congregation. I love languages as it has taught me that communication is manifested in more ways than words. I bite my nails and get the munchies when I am nervous. My energy level increases when meeting new people. I made sure the sick are well-fed at my local hospital. I crave daily moments of solitude and deep thought for spiritual growth. I love aerobic activity and fresh air. I don't know what more to say, so I will end. And I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

There is a sense that we cannot see, but rather feel--it's called the spirit. We all are spirit sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father, and are able to know when spiritual truths ring true. Though raised in the church, my mom taught me that I needed to know for myself if the principles taught were true. As I read the scriptures, including the Book of Mormon, I began to notice a pattern of feeling a warmth, calmness, and/or direction. I increasingly felt the effects of right and wrong acts, and slowly began making better choices over time. I cannot deny the influence of the Book of Mormon in my life. Through these prophetic words, I have developed a closer relationship with my Heavenly Father and my Savior.

How I live my faith

When a thought enters my mind to do something good for others, and I act on that thought, I feel like I helped my Heavenly Father express His love to his children, and it makes me happy.

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

When I really study the Book of Mormon, I am able to apply the scriptures to events that take place in my life. I remember once reading about a people who fortified their cities, and then I felt the need to set goals to be more organized. You're thinking, huh? How does that relate? It just did. I was a student in school, trying to juggle my busy schedule. Heavenly Father knew the small changes that I needed to make to be more successful. I just know that as I read the scriptures, I invite the Spirit to teach me. It has lead me to experiences and blessings that I will always cherish. Show more Show less