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Hi I'm Betty

I was born and raised in Pennsylvania and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am the middle of three girls. I was raised in the Catholic faith by my mother. She made sure that we got to church every Sunday. I have two daughters and three grandchildren. I enjoy sports, especially watching the grandchildren play volleyball, softball, baseball, basketball and soccer. I like to golf and bowl. I enjoy sewing and crafts. 

Why I am a Mormon

When I married my second husband, he was already a Mormon. I knew that the members of his church were supposed to feed the missionaries once a month. I said I would gladly have them into my home and feed them, although I would not be joining their church. When they would come, they would give us a spiritual message. I found that peace also came into our home. Since I did not know anything about Joseph Smith or the Book of Mormon, I wanted my questions answered from the Bible. Every question I had, they found the answer in either the Old or New Testament. I found that I looked forward to their messages. They pointed out in the Bible how lay ministers guided the church. The missionaries said that all the people in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints had jobs to support their families and ministered to the members without getting paid by money, because they were paid by blessings that Heavenlly Father gave to those who served. Right after that message I received a letter from the priest in my parish asking for a pledge to help maintain the buildings in the diocese. In that letter was a break-down of what they earned and that part of my pledge would be used to build a three car garage for the priests. That was just the last straw, since my car was outside without the use of a garage. When I saw that the one priest had a house on a lake and a boat, I felt that was just extravagant. I started earnestly taking the lessons after that, learning all I could about the gospel and found something I had not had in the 32 years of the Catholic Church. I learned of our Heavenly Father, His Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost that they are three distinct beings with one purpose. I had a Sunday school class every week at church so I could continue to learn. I also had a class with the other women in the church where we could discuss different subjects and learn from one another. We were assigned brothers and sisters who came to our home once a month to inquire of our well-being and if there was anything they could do to help. I never had any of that in the Catholic Church. I know that if I keep the commandments and endure to the end, I can have eternal life and be with my Father in Heaven again. I know that Jesus Christ died on the cross and was resurrected, so that I could also be resurrected.  

How I live my faith

In the Mormon church, we all have callings to do which ease the burden of our Bishop. I am a visiting teacher and visit each of my sisters monthly. If they are in need of anything, I strive to do my best to help them. I am a secretary for the women's organization in our ward and we meet as a group to discuss the needs and how we can help the women in the ward. We also have a meeting once a month that I attend where we learn how to do homemaking skills and fellowship with the others. I know that whatever calling I am given, that the Lord is there for me to talk to through my prayers. He has helped me when I felt overwhelmed by giving me inspiration on what to do in a particular instance. I have scriptures that I read every day to continue to learn about Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father. I love to learn the stories from the Old and New Testaments. The people of that time went through many of the things that we go through today. I study the Book of Mormon which is another testaments of Jesus Christ. The passages in this book can be cross-referenced to the Bible.