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Hi I'm Beth =

I & my husband, John, moved to WY to be closer to 8 of our 13 grandchildren. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife. A mom/step-mom to five children. Grandmother to thirteen grandchildren. A sister to seven biological brothers & three biological sisters. Also, sister to two spiritually adoptive brothers & two spiritually adoptive sisters. Aunt to an amazing amount of nieces & nephews. I have lived in Kansas, Missouri, Arizona, California, & now, Wyoming. I have worked for Dickson Electronics in Arizona. In California, I worked for Moskatel’s in Garden Grove. In Sacramento, I worked for Soule’ Steele. After my family moved to San Diego, I started working for Wackenhut Security in ’79. In 1980, while still in San Diego I began a 27+ year career with what began as Pacific Bell & ended up as AT&T. I retired from AT&T while living in Fair Oaks, CA. I love to spend time with my family, especially my grandchildren. I love to travel, to read, to watch TV, movies, etc. I have so much fun piecing together quilt tops. I am a member of the Goshen County Quilters' Guild. I like to play games with our family & with friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised to believe in God & in the Bible. I am grateful for Mr. & Mrs. Turner, family friends, who always came on Sundays & Wednesdays to take any of my family who wished to attend with them to church. The Turners taught me an enormous amount of what I knew about a loving God & our Savior, Jesus Christ. After my family moved to Gilbert, AZ, I met a Mormon family named Jamieson. Their youngest daughter became my friend throughout our high school years. This family became my “Mormon” family & it was because of their unconditional love I was able to hear the Spirit’s voice when I finally took the discussions with the missionaries. Everything that I have learned since I joined the Church at the age of 19, has been true. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. I know that Thomas S. Monson is the living prophet of God on the earth today. I know that The Book of Mormon is true. It has the complete fullness of the Gospel as taught by Jesus Christ to His followers so many centuries ago. My testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is strong. Without knowing where we came from, why we are here & where we will go after this life is over, I would be so lost & alone. But I know that I am not alone, none of us are. I know that my loving Heavenly Father & my Savior know my name & loves me for who I am. I am a spiritual daughter of God. Heavenly Father hears my prayers. He answers those same prayers in His own time & in the ways most beneficial for me & my family. My Savior suffered for my sins, my sorrows, my trials & my afflictions in the Garden of Gethsemane. Jesus died on the cross & He arose on the third day to break the bonds of physical & of spiritual death so that we all might live again. If I am true & faithful in all things. If I endure to the end, I will live with them again. I love being a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith every day. I look for people around me to serve so that I might be more like Jesus Christ. By serving my family, our friends, our neighbors I feel closer to my Father in Heaven. I love to take our grandchildren to church with us. I love to teach them the songs from the hymnal & from Primary, which is our children's group. I talk about what Jesus would want them to do to help make their homes a happier & loving place of refuge from the world. I talk with our children & their spouses/partners about the Gospel also. I strive to read the scriptures daily, though I am not always sucessful at this. I pray constantly in my heart for all of my loved ones & family. I try to keep in contact with friends & members of our former wards (congregations) where we once lived. They are such excellent examples of our Savior & how to live the Gospel.