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Hi I'm Ruth

I am a mother of four amazing children. I am a postpartum depression survivor. I am an ice cream lover. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live in Mesa, Arizona with my husband and our four children. All my childhood I wanted to grow up and be a mom; now I am fulfilling that dream and I love it. Two of our children are in elementary school and two are at home with me. I love spending time outside, so Arizona's winter months are precious to me. Whenever it is cool enough to be outside, the kids and I go to the park, have picnics in the backyard, or play with all the neighborhood children in front of our homes. I enjoy reading novels, magazines and a few favorite food blogs. I love delicious food and I am avid home cook. I take great pleasure in preparing dishes that provide the nutrition my family needs in a manner we all enjoy. I studied math at UCSD for three years after graduating from high school in Pomona, CA. I plan to complete my degree, but I am considering switching my focus from math to culinary studies.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They taught me about Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father; because of them, I have always known that God is our Heavenly Father. I know that Jesus is the Christ and that He suffered for our sins. I know that Jesus gave His life and rose from the grave so that we might also live again. While I never doubted that God lives and loves His children, I have doubted that He could love me. In my teens, I knelt down and pleaded with my Heavenly Father to know that I was loved, that I was worthy of love, that I was capable of love. He answered my prayer; I know that I am a beloved daughter of God. I struggled again in college and, most recently, when our fourth child was born. Each time I doubted, when I found the strength to pray and lean on the arm of God, exercising my faith in Christ, I have been blessed with a reminder of my sure knowledge that Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father love me. It is my responsibility to maintain the knowledge and testimony of being loved. I come to know Christ and build a relationship with Him through studying His life and teachings in the Bible and the Book of Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in my family by working with my husband to raise children who know that Jesus is the Christ, that God is our Heavenly Father, and that they are loved by Them. As a family, we are striving to make our home an inviting place of peace, love and spirituality. We invite extended family, neighbors and friends into our home and hope that they will recognize the love and the influence of the Lord in our home. I taught young children for several years in our ward and I continue to greet and talk with the children I have grown to love. I sing in our ward choir and love the truths that I learn and share singing praises to God.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

We are excited about the knowledge and testimony we have that Jesus is the Christ. We know that His church has been restored in our day, that we can talk to Heavenly Father and receive direction from Him through prayer and listening to His prophet. We want to share this joyful news with all God's children, so our missionaries proselyte. Show more Show less