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Hi I'm Beth

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a stay-at-home mom with a toddler. Before my son was born, I worked as an accountant. I enjoy reading, writing, playing the piano, and baking. I also like to travel and to learn about history and art.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family so I've always known about the church, but I've also gone through my own process of pondering it all out and determining for myself that the church is true. The gospel answers all of my questions about the purpose of life and about what I personally should be doing; I've never felt any desire to search for another religion because there aren't any holes in my faith that need to be filled. I could stop going to church but that wouldn't change the fact that the LDS church is the true church. My faith is confirmed over and over--sometimes it happens when I actually sit down to pray about the church and I receive the answer that it is true, but many other times the confirmation comes in quiet moments--when I'm reading the scriptures, when I look at my family and realize how blessed I am to have them, when I'm singing a hymn--all throughout my day when I feel God's love and see His hand in my life. I guess for me it really comes down to three things. One, when I pray I know that God hears me and answers me. Two, the gospel answers all of my questions and teaches me everything I need to know and do to live a happy life and be the best person, wife, and mother I can be. And three, the Mormon church places such an emphasis on service. Jesus said to judge a faith or a people based on their fruits, or in other words, what they actually do. The church is all about service; to family members, to neighbors, to other church members in the congregation; and through the church's comprehensive humanitarian program, to people in need all over the world. The Mormon church is really a church that practices what it preaches.

How I live my faith

The Mormon church has a lay ministry, which means that no one is paid for what they do in the church, and everyone has a role to perform, whether it's leading a congregation, teaching a Sunday School class, performing music for a service, etc. In my ward, I play the organ for Sacrament Meeting (when the entire congregation meets together), and I play the piano for the children's singing time.