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Hi I'm Beth

I'm a mom to two boys. I like needlework, writing, blogging, photography, writing to pen pals, Facebook, storms. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mom to two boys. I love reading, writing, pen palling, needework/crafts, cooking, baking, BBQing, shopping, traveling, science fiction, movies, photography, taking walks, nature, animals, pets (lovebird, ducks, chickens, Chihuahuas and cats), aquariums, puzzles, Facebook, and many more things. I work as a personal assistant.

Why I am a Mormon

My dad was kind of funny about religion. I know he believed in God but I grew up confused because he would always be mean to people coming to the house to deliver tracts, or get angry about churches etc. I would even get in trouble if I were caught reading a Bible. But my mom taught me to say my prayers anyway. I think she was Catholic growing up, she always said she was anyway. My aunt says she grew up Methodist. When I was about 12 was the first time I ever sat foot in a church. A little non denominational church wanted to borrow my pet turtles for a turtle race so I went with them. I didn't know what to think of it. Likewise, I tried other churches in the area and never felt like I fit in there. Then sister missionaries came to my door when I was about 16. It felt comfortable and it felt right. I had a lot of fun doing things for and with the church. I didn't join though until many years later. I tried many different churches between the time I was 16 and the time I joined the LDS church officially in 2004. I went inactive for a while but now I am back for good and it's been nothing but a wonderful way to live my life.

How I live my faith

I do not currently have a calling and I am a substitute home teacher, which means because I am the odd one out, I only go out and do my home teaching whenever someone doesn't have anyone to pair up with. So my home teaching efforts pretty much cover the entire ward! Of course I am working slowly but surely on my genealogy. I grew up with frugal living, that was the way my dad made us grow up...and really this helps me fit right in with the church as I am pretty good at the food storage, my resourcefulness, and my ability to fix things. I find things like lawn mowers that people throw away and I can put together a working one from many non working ones. I fixed my own washing machine when it broke. Before bed each night I try to read a couple chapters in my scriptures. I attend all the meetings every Sunday, all the womens' meetings when we have them, and like to try to attend and participate in all the BBQs, potlucks, and other events. My favorite part of being a member is that the LDS church is VERY service oriented. I've always liked to try to help people and I like to use my talents and skills to help people out. Being a member of the church has enabled my youngest son to join Boy Scouts too. I think it has helped both of us. He is very smart and is learning the Gospel at a quick pace and is very honest. That makes me happy. Currently I have a pen pal in prison who fell away from the church as a kid so I do "visiting teaching" with him via correspondence. I recently purchased and sent him a Book of Mormon, encouraged him to study it and I print off magazine articles, and other things to help him learn more about the church, pick up where he left off, and to study and read his Book of Mormon. I hope he sticks with it, because it will bring nothing but peace to his life.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Beth
IN addition to the official church answer, I know it's true because I have learned to recognize when the Holy Ghost guides me and I know it's true. Jesus Christ, Heavenly Father and The Holy Ghost are incapable of lying. There are references in The Holy Bible that nobody who has not read and studied the Book of Mormon would understand but once you've read it, studied it and gained a testimony about it, it all becomes very clear. Show more Show less