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Hi I'm Ruth Ann

I'm a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and a nurse. My Mormon heritage goes back many generations. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a small-town girl who was raised with a focus on family, learning homemaking skills, education, and music, but the core of our lives was founded in our religion. Now I have a family of my own and in our home, Christ's gospel cements us together. I also work as an obstetrical nurse and enjoy teaching prenatal classes. My favorite times are when we have family gatherings, especially Sunday dinner with the kids and their grandparents. I love to sew, bake, keep in touch with old friends, and take pictures at special times.

Why I am a Mormon

My family tree is deep rooted in the Mormon church. Several of my ancestors were acquaintances of Joseph Smith in the early days of this church. I love being a part of that history, but that is not why I am a Mormon. I am a Mormon because I chose to be. I am thankful every day that I have been raised in this church and that I have been taught about our Savior Jesus Christ. I know that He lives and loves me, and that he wants me to follow his teachings. I know that this church is just a continuation of the church he organized when he was on the earth. After Christ died, over time, the truth was lost and the earth was without His gospel until He restored it again in the 1800s through Joseph Smith. By being baptized, the door to return to Him was opened for me. If I live by his teachings, I can return to live with him forever. That is a sweet promise. My marriage in the temple, by a man ordained of God, will allow me to be with my family forever, as well. This knowledge keeps me focused and helps me try to live better so I can I can take advantage of these promised blessings.

How I live my faith

Occasionally I have overheard people say that the Mormon religion is too strict or that our church expects too much from us. Truthfully, I have always felt that my religion is what has helped me survive in the world. I believe that our Father in Heaven (God) is a loving father who expects certain things from us, and when we do what he asks, he blesses us greatly. And, he never asks us to do anything that isn't for our own good. By following the commandments, my life is easier and better than it would be otherwise. I appreciate having this in my life. I don't feel that I'm following blindly or being told what to do. I feel that I am given guidelines, that, if I follow life will be much easier and better for me. One thing that sets our church apart from other religions is that everyone helps make our church function. We have no paid ministry. The Bible tells us that "faith without works is dead." One way we keep our faith strong is by helping in different ways. I have participated in many areas, including the children's, young women's, adult women's organizations as a teacher, and/or leader. I have served in several other ways, as well. In addition, I participate in our congregational choir. One of my favorite ways to serve is by visiting 3-4 other women monthly to assess their needs and to bring them a spiritual message. When they have a need, I work to help them with it.