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Hi I'm Beverly

I grew up in Arizona. I'm a mom, a grandma, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a grandmother. I love my family and enjoy doing things with them. I love to scrapbook pictures of our family activities.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I grew up in the Church, I studied the scriptures and prayed to gain my own testimony. I felt the Holy Ghost testify to me of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, and the prophet Joseph Smith. I love the peace and comfort I get as I pray and try to live by the teachings of Jesus Christ. I love the temple and the peace and love that I feel there. I am so glad that I can be sealed to my husband, children, and parents. I love my family and want to be with them forever.

How I live my faith

Each morning we have family prayer and scripture study. I feel that this is a great way to start the day. I love to study the scriptures. I have learned that service is important. I try to serve my neighbors and those around me. Many mornings, my children and I would shovel the snow off our neighbors sidewalks. I help with sewing or babysitting when neighbors need my help. At church, I teach classes, lead the singing, and take an active part in the lessons.

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Beverly
Both temples and church buildings are important. Each has a specific purpose. Any one may come to the church buildings. It is a place where we can attend sacrament meeting and partake of the sacrament. We have classes where we can study the scriptures and learn more about Heavenly Father. We have prayers, we sing songs, talks are given and we help teach one another. Any age person can come to Church. The Temple is a very sacred place where sacred ordiances are performed. Because it is so sacred, those attending the temple must be worthy and prepared to attend and so must hold a recommend which their church leaders give them signifying that they are worthy to enter God's holy house. None of us are perfect, so we keep attending both the temple and church so that we can become better and better at living a Christ-like life. Show more Show less