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Hi I'm Eva

I'm a mother of three young children, a wife, a teacher, a friend. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I used to teach high school physics after I got my MS in Physics, but right now I'm home raising my kids. My husband is a medical resident. On the side, I love to garden, make music, teach music, read, cook, sleep, and document the important and inane in our family life. My favorite instrument to play is the string bass. My favorite instrument to teach is the piano. Someday I'd love to travel again. Before my little family got started, I taught English in China for a semester which was an awesome experience, and I learned some Chinese. I love to experience different cultures, get to know people, and recognize them as children of God, my brothers and sisters.

Why I am a Mormon

There came a point in my young life when I wondered, what if the things my parents are teaching me aren't true? Once I recognized the Holy Ghost testifying to me, I believed the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true. I believe in the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the restoration of the priesthood, and the restoration of prophets, apostles, and temples. I believe that living the gospel of Jesus Christ is what brings the greatest peace and happiness possible in mortality. I believe that because I experience it!

How I live my faith

There are a lot of ways I show my faith. I read scriptures, pray, attend church and participate in service. I seek the inspiration of the Holy Spirit in what I do. I try to be a good mother and example for my children. Right now at church I teach the 4 year olds. I visit some women in our ward and try to help them when they need it. At other times I've been a musician at church and a leader for various groups. I look for ways that I can serve all the people around me; maybe with a smile, dinner, an extra hand, babysitting, cookies, a listening ear, or a hug.

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

Eva
Faith in Jesus Christ can make relationships deeper. As we try to be more like Christ, and others are doing the same, we inevitably are drawing nearer to each other. With shared commitments to Christ, we trust His will for each of us, we support each other when hard times come, we believe that things will work out for the best as long as we're doing our best to follow Him. Show more Show less

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

Eva
I had a roommate once who shared this analogy reading scriptures is like brushing your teeth. If you do it regularly, you're in great shape. But you can't just do it once for a long time and expect the same effect. The blessings of reading scriptures every day include feeling the Holy Ghost, understanding God's will, feeling God's love, and even receiving answers to prayers. Show more Show less

What is faith?

Eva
Faith is what allows me to feel that even if I don't understand how something happens or exists, I can believe in it. Faith is also a principle of action if I believe and act on my belief, I am blessed with the result, or at least peace with God's will if it doesn't match mine. For instance, I believe I can return to full health, and slowly and steadily I am! Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Eva
Mormons believe that grace steps in after the repentence process. Thus, the grace of God is what makes up the difference between what humans are, and what God is, but only after we've shown our commitment to Him and turned our lives around, aligning ourselves with Him. Show more Show less

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Eva
The gift of the Holy Ghost is a promise of inspiration on a continual basis. If I live worthily, being obedient to the commandments, I can feel the Holy Ghost with me all the time, testifying of truth, guiding, directing, and comforting me. Show more Show less