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Hi I'm Ruth

I was born and lived in Jamaica until I was about 9 years old. I've been a Mormon since 1979.

About Me

I'm a mother, wife, sister, aunt, friend and daughter of God. I was a tomboy for most of my youth and really enjoy playing sports. I enjoy serving others. Which is why I have always worked in areas such as human resources and recently as an integrated claims manager; managing short term disability and FMLA claims. I've had many challenges that has allowed me to grow and appreciate people for who they are and most of all to love me. I was a divorcee. I finally had a temple marriage in 2009 to a wonderful man who is also a member of the Church. I'm happier, wiser and full of enthusiasm for life and others.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I've been a member of the Church for over 30 years I wasn't always an active member. But I always knew that the gospel taught in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true. I received that testimony at age 14 when I became the only member in my family. It has been my anchor and source of strength throughout my life. I believe in God the Eternal Father, that Jesus Christ is His Son and that they know me personally. I believe that I'm His daughter and that Jesus Christ is my elder brother. I know that Jesus atoned for my sins and that He lives today. I know and testify that he's aware of all of our needs and challenges and that he wants us to be happy. I know that He's given us instructions through the scriptures and His Prophets to help us to be able to endure this life. I testify that He now has His Prophet on the Earth today, even Thomas S. Monson to guide us. He did not leave us alone to figure things out for ourselves. He's also given us the Holy Ghost to testify of the truthfulness of the things that are being taught. He want us to come to Him; to ask Him if what we are learning is the word of God and if it's true. All we have to do is sincerely ask. Ask and you shall receive. It really is that simple. I know that like the Bible, the Book of Mormon testifies of God. It is plain to read and understands. It compliments the Bible and is another witness of the divinity of our God. I encourage all to read and find out for themselves. Ask sincerely, our Heavenly Father, if the Book of Mormon is true. I testify to you that the Holy Ghost will bear witness of it's truthfulness, if you will simply ask. I'm so grateful to have the knowledge of the plan of salvation. To know that our families can be together forever beyond this life, to know that I'm a child of God and that he desires to have me come home someday to be with Him. I testify of the truthfulness of these things in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

How I live my faith

I'm very active in the ward I belong to. I attend my meetings weekly. I currently coordinate monthly visits with each of the sisters age 18 and older in my ward. This is really cool because it helps to create a sisterhood that is just amazingly strong. At these visits a spiritual message will be shared by the visiting sister. The visiting sister will also do an overall check to see how her sister(s) is/are doing. But mostly to help her sister know how must she is appreciated, love and needed. This has been extremely rewarding to me because of all the friendships that's come out of this program. To see a sister smile again knowing that there is someone she can lean on when things are a bit challenging brings me joy. It helps the sister to know that she has friends who are more then willing to serve her in her struggles as well as laugh with her in her joys. It helps these sisters to know that God is aware of them and that there needs are as important as the next. I love serving my sisters and I'm enjoyed being a part of the wonderful organization of sisterhood and womanhood.