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Hi I'm Beth Bird

I am a wife, a mother of six, a daughter, a sister, a friend, and a teacher. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am to the world a conveyor of many hats, some feel too big, others too small, a few are worn well and often, while others I'm still breaking in. I am often asked how I keep track of so many hats, or told that I must be very, very busy and I cannot possibly take care of them all very well; and yes, while at first it seems that I wear many hats, when you look closer you see that it is really the same hat, it just looks a bit different according to the role in which I am wearing it.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe deeply that I am a daughter of God and that brings a great sense of comfort. Knowing that I am a child of my Heavenly Father keeps me from feeling alone at those times when life seems too hard. I know that when I have questions I can go to him in prayer and he will guide me to answers I never knew existed.

How I live my faith

I serve the church in the area of communication and media access, in addition to visiting teaching and serving in classes for children. I have always been willing to share things that I have learned with others, and these areas give me the opportunity to reach out to my brothers and sisters. In addition to my life in the church, I have volunteered my services for families of children with special needs. As a mother to children with autism and other disabilities, I have a special connection with many families in the community. In my search for the answer to why I was chosen to have children who struggle with disabilities I came to realize that my Father in Heaven knew me and knew that I would be able to reach out to help others from my own experiences. I don't pretend to have all the answers, but I have a listening ear and there are times that makes all the difference.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Beth Bird
I didn't really understand the power and purpose of the atonement until I understood what it meant that the Savior was forsaken by God as he hung upon the cross. Because of his sacrifice, Jesus is the only child of our Father from whom He has withdrawn Himself. In his sacrifice, Jesus had to suffer physical and spiritual pain, but worse of all, he had to experience the complete loss of the spirit of the Father in order to descend below all things. I feel, that this withdrawal from God would have been the most excruciating part of the atonement for the Savior. As children of men, we often times remove ourselves from receiving the loving and healing influences of God; but none of us, no matter our sins or weaknesses, have ever been left by our Father. And through the sacrifice of the Savior, we have the opportunity to repent and return again to Him. That without the sacrifice of the Atonment, we would have been forever removed from the grace of our Father. Show more Show less