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Hi I'm Greta

I'm a Mormon. I've lived most of my life in Washington, with a few forays to other places along the way.

About Me

I recently learned to scuba dive, a long time goal fulfilled. I enjoy camping, reading (especially biographies!), listening to country music, and trying new recipes. I also enjoy quilting and playing board games with my sons during my spare time. I've finished my four-year degree a few years ago and hope to start graduate school in a year or two to achieve my goal of becoming a librarian. Three of my personal mottos are: 1. Live long, laugh often, love much. 2. If you and I are exactly alike, then one of us is not necessary. 3. This too shall pass.

Why I am a Mormon

I attended the mormon church as a child and early teen. In my later teen years I attended the Church of Christ with my grandmother. As time passed I wanted to know whether or not it was truly the Lord's church. I prayed and fasted one Sunday while visiting friends in another state. I prayed for someone there in that congregation of strangers to call me by name and tell me it was true. During the last class the lesson was taught by a woman who told her conversion story. She was written off as dead by her family when she was baptized. I was very touched by her story and after class went up to her and told her I appreciated her lesson. I told her I used to be attend the mormon church, but was no longer attending. She listened without saying anything, then after a pause, she took me by the hand, looked me in the eye and said, "What's your name?". Somewhat stunned I told her and she replied, "Greta, this church is true. You know it's true." And indeed I did. It was EXACTLY what I had been praying and fasting for. I knew in that instant the Lord knew and loved me and that her words were without a doubt an inspired answer to my prayer. I've never doubted what I felt that day. I know the Lord loves each one of his children and does answer prayers. It can be dynamic or simply the concise words of someone who crosses our path.

How I live my faith

I am an assistant in the women's organization. My responsibility is to make sure there is a teacher, pianist and chorister each Sunday. Some months I conduct the meetings, sometimes I teach a lesson and sometimes I just relax and enjoy the lesson and fellowship. It's a great opportunity to get to know others. I look forward to meeting with my friends and neighbors on Sundays. And I've made a lot of priceless friendships along the way.