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Hi I'm Rineke

I'm a Mormon. I was born right before Wolrd War II in Europe. My parents were Mormons already.

About Me

Although my parents were Mormons, I was raised as a Protestant -- not being aware of the Mormon Church until I was a teenager. Once I found out I embraced the Mormon church and I still do. I married when I was 21 years old. My husband is a convert. We have 4 children and 14 grandchildren. The 2 oldest grandchildren are married. Besides serving in the church I served in the Red Cross and in a local First Aid Unit. I even became a First Aid teacher. I loved doing it, however, after my husband had retired for some time it became annoying to always say "I cannot go with you, I have to teach" ... then I retired too. My hobbies are playing the organ, photography (flowers and grandchildren) and genealogy.

Why I am a Mormon

As a teenager I didn't feel at home in the Protestant Church, so I started begging my parents to take me to the church they took me as a young child. After I finally had a chance to go there I felt right at home and at peace. Nonetheless I had to wait for 2 years before my parents permitted me to be baptized. I do not only believe Jesus is my Savior, I know it because the Holy Ghost gave me that testimony in my heart. I know my Heavenly Father lives. When I study the scriptures I regularly fill the confirmation of those verses in my heart and that helps me to explore the scriptures even more.

How I live my faith

I like to start my days with prayer and scripture study (some days half an hour or more, some days only a few minutes). I have served with the children, with the youth and with the sisters (adult ladies). I have served as an organist/pianist for many years. Serving makes me happy and helps me foster friendships. I also attend the temple several times a month. I hope to be able to serve until our Heavenly Father calls me home. I speak English and Dutch.

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

Mormons believe "eternal life" means living with our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. A mormon believes that families are "eternal" if the members of that family recognize Jesus Christ as their Savior and if they live up to the covenants (promises) they vowed to serve Him and follow his example. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Our mmissionaries preach the Gospel because the Gospel makes them extremely happy. They want to share their happiness and peace with other people because they know the Gospel will enrich their lives and make them happy. Show more Show less