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Hi I'm Betty

I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am married with 2 adult daughters and 1 adult son who recently returned from serving a mission in the state of Washington. I teach nursing at a local community college and just recently finished a doctoral program in the field of education.

Why I am a Mormon

My husband and I joined the church in 1989 after realizing that we did not know what to tell our children about God. We had a neighbor who introduced us to the church and because her family seemed different somehow, we listened. The LDS emphasis on building strong families has helped me focus on those things that are most important and has enabled me to teach my children true gospel principles that I know will sustain them as they move into adulthood and begin their own families.

How I live my faith

I currently serve in my ward as a ward missionary. I am a visiting teacher, which allows me to get to know and serve the women in my ward. I try to be a good example to those I work with and with those I teach. I know that by trying everyday to live Gospel principles, especially in terms of relationships, that I am a better wife, a better mother, a better sister, a better daughter, a better teacher and a better friend.

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Good question! The church building is very welcoming and usually very busy on Sundays, as several "wards" or groups usually share the same building. The men usually wear shirts and ties and the women wear skirts or dresses (modesty is important!). As far as holidays go, we definitely celebrate Christmas and Easter because these times of year are special reminders of the life and mission of our Savior, Jesus Christ. We also celebrate birthdays and other holidays customary to the United States or whatever country we are in. Show more Show less