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Hi I'm LaRue

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in California, married John Cutler. We are the parents of four children and eighteen grandchildren

About Me

I was born into a faithful Mormon home some eighty years ago and was taught to pray as a youth. As my prayers have been answered, I have developed a sincere faith in my Heavenly Father. I humbly accept the reality of our Savior’s atonement and the grace he offers when I unintentionally or due to a lack of knowledge have made mistakes. Repentance is one of the great teachings of our Savior. There are many changes and choices in one’s life time and happiness comes to me when I have trusted in the Lord with all of my heart and listened for answers to my prayers. Prayer has been one of the strongest influences in my life. In happy times or in the darkest hours of life our Savior's love and direction has been my strength. There can be a feeling of peace along the way when the answers seem slow in coming. How I love Him and how He loves every one of us individuality. So prayer, family and freedom have been the lasting basics basic throughout my whole life. I graduated from college, served an internship, and became a registered Medical Technologist. I worked in medical research, teaching school, and raising our family. I was a devoted mother and homemaker who also enjoyed book clubs, rook clubs, and study clubs, along with wonderful friends. Transporting children, including Cub Scouts was a regular assignment. When our last child was in high school I was the PTA President. These activities along with many others kept me busy and happy.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because that is the nick-name given to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. One of the great blessings of being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ is having a living Prophet as well as apostles. Our Church is patterned after the Church that Jesus organized when he was upon the earth. A living prophet reveals to us the will of the Lord to prepare us and instruct us for the problems of our generation. I love the different programs that the Church has to provide for the sick and needy throughout the world regardless of race or religion. A kind and loving Heavenly Father watches over and loves each of his children. I love the children's primary, the youth organizations and the Relief Society for the women, and Priesthood organization for the men. I love having visiting teachers come to my home each month as well home teachers. A great blessing is that by living by the moral teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ I have saved myself from many unhappy experiences and temptations along life’s path. All of these things and many others bring joy and happiness into my life. I know the Gospel is true.

How I live my faith

Daily prayer and scripture study are the foundation of my testimony. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ has given me many opportunities to serve in the various programs the Church offers. I have especially enjoyed working with the youth. As members of the Church we love one another and care for each other. The first Sunday of each month we fast and give the money we would have used for food to the welfare fund to take care of the poor and needy in our congregation. I well remember how lovely a child of a needy family looked after receiving this help. She came to church not only in a new dress, but with red shoes to match. This aid is confidential. I have found joy serving in this area. Keeping the ten commandments and other commandments have been part of my life. Sundays are special as we meet together, and share our testimonies and share in the responsibilities. Working together we learn to love one another. There are no paid pastors,or teachers. Because of this I have had many opportunities to serve. A special assignment was working with the twelve to eighteen year olds. There were dance festivals, road shows, dramas and weekly lessons to prepare and as well as parties. One teacher when she was expecting a baby told her class of fifteen year olds no one could ever give her a surprise baby shower. What a challenge! The girls won. After a dinner at her home one girl called her dad to pick her up but instead called the guests that were waiting at a different location. Another girl pretended her feeling were hurt and the teacher followed her into another room to comfort her. The rest were busy dong the dishes. The guests arrived about the time the teacher returned to be completely surprised. When one has an opportunity to work with the youth it is a toss up as to learns the most or has the most fun. Each day is an opportunity to keep the commandments and follow in the footsteps of our Savior.