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Hi I'm Bev

I'm a Mormon. I was born and raised, and am raising my family, in Omaha, Nebraska. I am a caregiver.

About Me

I am a wife, mother, and nurse. I am been married for almost 20 years, and have 2 daughters. I served a LDS mission in Tennessee. I have a Bachelors degree in nursing, but am just restarting my career after several years of not working as a nurse. I work with the elderly, during the week as a caregiver of a woman in her 80s with early dementia, and on the weekends as a nurse with residents of a nursing home. I enjoy being with my daughters, reading, watching tv, and creating my own cross stitch designs by fusing other designs together. I spent a year, living in the dorms of an LDS college before returning home and attending a non-LDS college for a year and a half, before leaving college to go on a mission. I returned home, restarted school, and cared for my mother before her death. I married, started a family and have worked in this area ever since. I would like to say I have it all together, but as we all are, I am a work in progress.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the church a couple years before I was born, so I have been a member all my life. I find it amazing that my parents opened the door to the missionaries and joined the church, but I am glad they did. I am not sure I would have the faith and trust it takes to open the door, listen, and follow a new way of doing things. As it stands, I had my parents' testimonies, and church activity to spring off from. I went to seminary, I went to Primary, and Young Womens. Ultimately, I did the work it takes to gain a testimony. I studied, thought, prayed and received an answer. I also have had other experiences; blessings, as well as a few tragedies, adding to my testimony. I have done the work again and again, to strengthened my testimony. I would like to say my testimony is unshakable but I know it is a work in progress. This is a gospel of perfecting, not perfection and I have a long way to go on that spectrum.

How I live my faith

I currently am an assistant to the head of children's organization in my ward (congregation). I was teaching the 7-8 year olds for a few years previously. I have also been a teacher in the women's organization and worked with the teenage girls.