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Hi I'm Ruth

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife. I'm a mother. I'm a daughter. I'm a sister. I'm a friend. I'm a mormon. I was lucky to be born into and raised in the church. I've always known exactly who I am, where I came from, and why I am here on earth. I feel blessed to know these wonderful truths because they not only define who I am in a broad sense, but more importantly they help me through the day-to-day living that makes up my life. As a mother of five young children and the wife of a busy medical resident, I fill my days with the routine tasks that by themselves might seem repetitive and meaningless... changing diapers, making meals, reading stories, keeping house, and kissing boo-boos better... but I know that what I am doing day in and day out is making a difference. I am shaping lives. I am creating a loving home. I am preparing my children to fulfill their missions here on earth. I am supporting my husband. I am showing love and kindness to those around me. These things matter. In fact, they are the things that matter most.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because I want to follow Jesus Christ. I want to be a member of a church with His authority that is organized in the same way he organized His church during His ministry on earth. I belong to a church that has His priesthood restored again on earth as it was when He was here. This priesthood has blessed my life in countless ways and I am grateful that I have access to it. I am a member of the church because I have a testimony that The Book of Mormon is the word of God-- written long ago for me, today. Together with the Bible, The Book of Mormon has led and influenced my life in so many ways. Through them I have learned my Heavenly Father's will and have come to better understand His plan for me. I have come to know and understand my Savior. I have gained my own testimony that God lives and that He loves me. I have learned how to serve others and share the joy that I have. I have learned that to live an honest, virtuous life will bring me joy, and it has. I am also a member of the church because I believe that God wants all of His children to have the opportunity to hear His word and choose for themselves. I love that the church provides opportunities for every person who has ever lived to choose to receive the word of the Lord and to follow Him into the waters of baptism and receive all of the blessings He has waiting for them as they follow Him. I belong to an inclusive church. I belong to a church for all. I love that. I am a member of the church because I believe that God lives and that He cares about us today. He didn't stop talking to His people long ago-- I believe that through His prophet and apostles Heavenly Father still leads and directs His people every single day. I am a mormon because I believe in forever. I believe that love is eternal and should never end. I have been sealed to my family forever in the temple. This gives me peace and hope. It gives everything I do meaning.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by focusing on the things I believe Heavenly Father wants me to do each day. I avoid things that will bring me heartache and regret and I try my hardest to follow the Savior's example each day. While He was on earth, Jesus showed through His example that true joy comes through serving God by serving others. I find great meaning, peace, and joy through serving others. I am a youth leader in the church. I work with the beautiful young women. I teach them gospel truths and plan fun and meaningful activities. To an outsider, it might seem like I am serving these amazing girls, but to be completely honest-- they are such wonderful examples to me that I feel like they do more for me that I can ever do for them. I am also a visiting teacher. With my dear friend and partner, I visit several sisters in my ward to look out for and care for them and ensure that their needs are being met. I love preparing a short gospel message and often a treat and find so much happiness in serving these dear women in my ward.