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Hi I'm Bette

I'm a Mormon. I grew up LDS, and my testimony keeps growing. I'm a 63 year-old Mormon woman who now KNOWS this Church is true!

About Me

I enjoyed being the mother of 4, but now that I'm Nana to 12 beautiful grandchildren, life is even sweeter. I love being a grandmother to these special and remarkable little people. Although motherhood is my most important job, I also worked outside the home. After graduating from Brigham Young University, I taught high school and later college English. It was rewarding to help students learn how to think critically and express themselves in writing. I also worked as the director of a non-profit arts presenting organization, bringing professional performances to our small community. I like to read, write, cook (but not do dishes), and spend time with my husband and family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized as an 8 year-old, and my simple testimony was that of a young child. Now that I'm older, my belief in Joseph Smith, the Book of Mormon, and the truthfulness of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has matured. I am awed that Christ's gospel has been restored to the earth, with all its power and promises. I am blessed daily by my membership in His Church. As I read the scriptures, I am overwhelmed by the truths and doctrines that I learn. My testimony is strengthed by this daily immersion in the scriptures and by personal prayer and attendance at Church meetings. When I read or hear something that makes my heart pound and my head nod in agreement, I know I am being taught by the Spirit. How do I know this Church is true? I know because I have studied the scriptures, tried to live the doctrines, and done my best to obey the commandments. But mostly I know because the Spirit of the Holy Ghost testifies to me that it is true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving in the Church and by serving those around me. Each job in the Church I've been asked to do has helped me grow. I have served in dozens of positions, but perhaps the four that stand out are these:  When my babies were being born, I was asked to lead singing time in the Sunday youth meetings, for ages 3 to 12. I was terrified because I didn't even know how to lead music. After many years in that position, however, I had learned to love teaching eager chldren to express their faith in song. Later, with four young children at home, I was asked to lead the Cub Scouts. My own two sons were the naughtiest in the troop, but I grew in patience and in my love for these active, noisey little boys. Many years later, when I was much older, I was asked to serve in the nursery on Sundays--two hours with about two dozen tykes from 18 months to 3 years old. Again, I learned patience and developed tender love for these toddlers. A few years ago, I was asked to teach the adult gospel doctrine class. Again, I was terrified: I was not well-versed in the scriptures and was certain I would fail. After four years in the job--teaching from the New Testament, the Old Testament, the Book of Mormon, and the Doctrine and Covenants--I can say that the work I did to prepare for that class each week solidified my testimony and taught me more than my students ever learned from my lessons. I developed such a love for the scriptures that I can't go a day without reading them. They are such a gift from a loving Father in Heaven because they teach us of Him and of His Son, Jesus Christ. Basically, every Church job I've ever had has helped me grow as a person and helped my testimony grow as well. I live my faith by being faithful in my service as a Latter-day Saint. I'm a Mormon, and Mormons serve!