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Hi I'm Eve

I grew up in south Idaho in a wonderful Mormon home. Life is different in north Idaho!

About Me

I'm a great grandmother who had a serious illness for over a year. During this time I became addicted to prescription drugs and have experienced the terrible after affects of addiction. Whether self-induced or medically prescribed, getting spiritual and professional help is a must to overcome an addiction. I'm in the process of trying to "wean" off them now and can really empathize with people who suffer from the same trials. I learned well the hymn, "I Need Thee Every Hour", as I sang it over and over in my mind for many weeks and months during this illness when I felt so hopeless and discouraged at times. I tried to remember that "...all these things shall give thee experience and shall be for thy good." As I look back, I can see many blessings I've received that might not have come to me by any other means.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I was born into the church, I wasn't always actively involved. Every person needs to gain a testimony of the truths of the gospel for themselves - we're not born with one and we can't always lean on the testimonies of others. I remember the day I became truly converted. It was during a Relief Society meeting of women in the church. I don't remember what the lesson was on, I just remember the beautiful feeling of having the Holy Ghost touching my heart and telling me that yes, what I've just heard is true and I wanted it to become part of my life. I've hardly missed a church meeting since that special event about 40 years ago. The blessings of being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ are too numerous to mention here but I want to just name a few that have special meaning to me: I know I have a Heavenly Father who knows and loves me. I know I lived with him and my Savior before I was born to this earth. I came here to gain a mortal body and to learn and gain experience that would help me progress and become more like my Heavenly Parents. I know that because of the Atonement of Christ, after I die, I will be resurrected as Christ was and have my body and spirit together again. I know that He died to pay for my sins and they will be forgiven if I truly repent of them. I know that through the principles of repentance, baptism by immersion by proper authority, and making and keeping covenants in the temple of our Lord, I can be sealed to my family for eternity.

How I live my faith

As I mentioned, after my "conversion", I've been very active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is a great source of peace and spiritual support from the many members who live good lives and try to serve and genuinely love others. A daily dose of prayer, and scripture study are so important to guide and help me with my trials knowing my prayers are heard and answered in the Lord's own due time. I've been privileged to serve in many callings in the Church which have helped me to grow and stretch and learn to depend on my Heavenly Father for help and guidance. I've been blessed to serve as a Relief Society President for women in our ward, In a Stake Primary Presidency for children and several teaching opportunities. One of my favorite callings is being a Visiting Teacher. I'm assigned to visit five or six women in our ward at least monthly and serve them as the need arises. I love to help and serve others in any way that I can. My husband of about 7 years and I were able to serve an 18-month mission together which included reaching out to people in our area who had special needs. We provided some very basic service from mowing lawns, building wheelchair ramps, providing rides for doctor visits, taking in a meal, etc. etc. Most of these service projects were for people who were not members of our church. And of course we would not take a dime for anything we were able to do for them. We received many more blessings than we were able to provide for others. We can never get ahead of our Heavenly Father...the more we give, the more we receive. We are again able to serve in the Temple of our Lord which is the highlight and spiritual lift of our week. It is a privilege to be involved in the sacred ordinances performed there for our dead who didn't have the opportunity in this life to be baptized and make covenants with our Savior. (1 Cor 15:29)