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Hi I'm Beverly

I am happy to say that I am a retired school teacher! I have seven children, and twenty-six grand children! I am a Mormon!

About Me

I recently retired from something that gave me pure joy, school teaching! I thought I would miss teaching, but my life is so busy with twenty-six grandchildren that can't I imagine how I fit a full time job into my schedule for twenty years. My husband and I love camping with our married children, and their families . Some of our choice camping trips have been to: Harris Beach in Oregon, Ouray and Silverton, Colorado, Yellowstone, Palmyra in New York, Nauvoo,Illinois, and on the Mormon Pioneer Trail from Iowa to Salt Lake. A highlight in our family every year is the Grandparent Christmas Party. My husband and I attend the temple weekly. We also enjoy going to an adult religion class. Last semester we studied the New Testament. It is so much fun to be retired and have time to do things together. We are making plans to serve a mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because as I experiment (experiment here means to study, ponder, pray, and live) with each principal I gain a personal testimony of it. I think that is the marvelous thing about this gospel. For truth, when it is found, reveals itself to me on my level. The more I live it and experiment upon it the more meaningful it becomes to me. It is such a joy to think I understand a principal and with time and experience it takes on a richer, sweeter meaning. I’m sure this will continue until the perfect day! For example, fasting. When I was a child I thought it was a torture day, not to eat. Later, I learned, it was to take the money we would have used on food and give it to the poor in the form of fast offerings. Then I learned that with the fast comes the opportunity to pray for, and actually give assistance to someone else. This principal has continued to expand until today I yearn for opportunities to fast, and give to the needy. What a joy this is! What a powerful religion. I feel that every member can have burning within them a special witness of every principal of this religion born within them as they experiment and act upon the knowledge given to them individually. I have never experimented upon a principal in this religion and found it untrue.

How I live my faith

I currently serve in my ward as the scout committee chairman. I enjoy seeing young men set goals and reach them. I organize board of reviews where the scout gets to tell the board about thier activities in scouting, and then determine if they are qualified to advance. It is fun to organize a court of honor to reward the scout's effort.This creates a time when young men and their leaders share with their families what they have learned. It is rewarding to see young men achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. This calling requires me to be humble and prayerful as I attempt to motivate the leaders to become fully trained in scouting, and as I find and train merit badge leaders. I am always amazed at the willingness of people to share their talents in this capacity! It has been difficult for me to learn the computer skills needed for this calling, but I know that with the help of Heavenly Father I will be able gain all of the skills needed to fulfill this assignment. It seems I go forward with faith and when help is needed it is provided!