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Hi I'm Bethany

I am a devoted wife and mother of 3 active boys. I love the outdoors. I LOVE to LAUGH and have FUN!!! I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of 3 boys. I am a stay at home mom and enjoy the blessings of raising my children. I love being outdoors. I especially love hiking, caving, biking, running and meeting new people. I love to party and have a great time. I've been known to be a "social butterfly. " I love to dance and go on dates with my husband. I have a fun sense of humor and always appreciate a good, clean joke, prank or comedy; I love to laugh!!! I also enjoy becoming self-reliant. I love to make healthy food and enjoy home canning. Any spare moment I find, I like to sew, scrap book, and socialize with my friends. I find great joy in spending time with my family and doing fun activities together.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family. Growing up I was taught about our Savior and His gospel teachings. I enjoyed the life style that I lived and have great joy in knowing that I can always improve upon my life by living the gospel standards. I strive to become more like the Savior and do my best to follow his example. I am not perfect, but that is why we are here, to do our best! That is all He asks of us. I gained a strong testimony while in my youth. I became ill with some brain tumors and was given 2 weeks to live. I know because of my faith in God, prayers and miracles, that my life was spared. I know that our Savior has a plan for me and I have not yet fulfilled that plan, therefore I am still here to do just that. I know that God and His son, Jesus Christ hear and answer our prayers. They know me personally, and know the desires in my heart. I know that I was sent to a loving family for a purpose and that we can be together forever. I know that this gospel is true and that when I am living the gospel standards I feel good inside and I can become closer to our Savior.

How I live my faith

As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I do my best to follow the example of our Savior by helping others. I visit women in our community on a regular basis and be their friend by getting to know them. In doing so I can become aware of their needs and help when help is needed. I enjoy preparing meals for families who are members as well as friends & neighbors who are not members, when they are ill, have had a baby or a death in the family. It is so rewarding to help in such a simple way, but can be such a huge benefit in the lives of those in need. I am also so blessed to have the opportunity to teach and watch over the little ones on Sundays, while their parents go to their Sunday School classes. Young children are so sweet and can feel the love of our Savior when we teach them about Christ. Because of my faith, I have been given so many opportunities to serve in my community and outside of my community through on-going Humanitarian projects. I am made aware of needs in and outside of our community, where otherwise they may have gone unnoticed. Service and charity are the "pure love of Christ;" I am so grateful for my membership and the opportunities I have been given so I can truly see through the eyes of our Savior.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Bethany
Mormon church services are held on Sundays. Typically men and boys will wear nice slacks and a buttoned shirt and tie or a suit. Women typically wear a modest dress or modest skirt and blouse. We typically begin our service in our chapel as a congregation. We begin and close our meeting with a hymn then a prayer, which is offered by a local church member. We participate in taking our sacrament (aka communion in other faiths) which consists of bread and water that is blessed and passed by our local priesthood holders. Those present, who wish to participate in taking the sacrament may do so, but do not have to. We also are blessed with speakers, who are asked to speak to the congregation on a specific topic. After our sacrament meeting we go to Sunday school. This class is a Bible study class or a study class of our Book of Mormon. We have Sunday school classes broken up into age groups. We also have a nursery for children ages 18 months to 3 years. We end our meetings with classes specifically for women (called Relief Society) and men (called Priesthood). During this hour, the children and youth go to a meeting designed for youth called Primary, Young Men or Young Women. Visitors are always welcome to attend any or all of our church services. We welcome anyone with open arms. Church services are for learning and inspiration. Nobody is perfect in our church, except of course our Savior, in whom we all strive to follow His example. Show more Show less