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Hi I'm Bev

I love my family, the temple, my mission, dark chocolate and black licorice. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I’ve been a member of the church all my life, growing up in a small town founded by pioneers in the middle of Utah. My parents taught me to work hard and to be honest and true. Spending a lot of time outdoors as a young person, I had the freedom to go exploring with siblings, cousins, and friends. We loved horse-back riding and sledding in the mountains and hills, swimming in our new town pool or at the park in neighboring towns, playing soft ball in any open space, riding bikes or roller skating all over town, ice skating for miles across flooded fields, and playing board games in the “camp coop” parked in the back lot during winter. I was nurtured by my immediate family, extended family, neighborhood family, ward family, and town family. My life has been forever blessed because I grew up in a small, close-knit LDS community. I’m married to my best friend, and we have five children and eleven grandchildren, all living within about 20 minutes of our home.

Why I am a Mormon

I’m a Mormon because some of my ancestors were baptized in 1838 Pennsylvania by Orson Hyde, one of the original latter-day apostles. Others came from the British Isles and Scandinavia; Mormon pioneers grace all four lines of my genealogy. My mother taught me to honor my ancestors by staying true to the faith for which they sacrificed everything so that I could have the blessings of the gospel. I’ve always known that I have a loving Father in Heaven and that He has provided a way for us to return to Him one day.

How I live my faith

Because I know the Book of Mormon is true, I study regularly from its pages and try to live the teachings of Jesus Christ every day. Currently I’m serving as a senior missionary with my husband. We hope to help in a small way to build the Kingdom of God, and we regularly see miracles in the lives of our missionaries and those they teach. Our kids and grandkids are prospering in every way. Not that everything is going perfectly, but we are removed enough that we are seeing great progress in their lives. And they let us know they are feeling the blessings. We have served for half our time now, and every day it becomes clearer that the Lord is utilizing our skills and talents in ways we never dreamed possible. The Lord is directing His work.