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Hi I'm Bea

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up with 3 brothers and 3 sisters and cousins all around me. I loved being close to family! We played all kinds of sports together. We went to school and Church and even got in trouble together. My family was my world. I loved being a part of something so big and wonderful!! I knew that when I grew up I wanted to find a man, and raise our children around family just like I had. When I met Lynden, I thought I was set. However, the Lord had other plans for us. 4 months after our marriage I found myself in Texas with my husband's new job. 20 years later, I'm a mother of 5 beautiful girls and a strong loving boy. We have raised them all in Texas, 1500 miles away from family. I still enjoy playing sports of all kinds and love being outside. I like to scrapbook and sew but, it does get overwhelming with such a big family. I love learning new skills and doing things with my kids. I've been a Primary President and a teacher of all ages in the Church. Now, I'm a Committee Chair for the Boy Scouts. I've been a Crossing Guard for 10 years. I've worked in the Elementary School Cafeteria as a helper for the children. Now I'm a Co-PTO President. I love volunteering. I wish I could have done more when my teenagers were little. It makes me happy knowing that my children feel loved and a part of a family in the Church and in the Community. I am a Mormon and I am grateful the Lord knows best what is right for me and my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a proud Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I gained my testimony early in my life. I was baptized when I was 8 years old. When I was about 9 years old I started having my own personal experiences with God. Each step I had was a learning experience and a testimony puzzle piece that I received from my Heavenly Father. When I was 18 I went to BYU Hawaii for college and to be with my sister who was there raising her family. It was the first time being so far away from home. I loved my sister, but I felt so alone. I couldn't stop crying. I decided to get down on my knees and pray to my Father in Heaven. As I prayed and cried my eyes out, I asked Him to help me to be able to finish what I started and to be happy. He answered me in a way that I will never forget. I literally felt his loving arms wrap around me in a big hug. I wasn't alone and I knew that from that time forward, if I continued to live my life in obedience to God's commandments, I would never feel alone again. Jesus Christ became my best friend. I never wanted to do ANYTHING to sever that relationship. I have tried to do everything He has ever asked of me in my community, in my callings in the Church (no matter how difficult they seemed), and especially in my family. It is my greatest wish to see the Love of God fill my children's heart as He has done for me. It is the best feeling in the world! Free from guilt and pain. No anxiety just courage to press forward ever learning and putting those puzzle pieces of my testimony together. Jesus Christ is the center of my puzzle. That I do know. And that's why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I try and live my Faith everyday. As a Crossing Guard, I try and get to know the people who cross the very busy street with me every morning and after school. They know I care when I yell at them to stop on the sidewalk when I see that a car isn't stopping and I'm in the middle of the Street holding up my tiny stop sign. I pray all the time for God to send his angels to protect us from cars/people that may not see or stop when there are kids around. I know that if I live faithfully the Lord will protect us, unless it's my time to leave this world. Thank goodness it hasn't been so far. For the past 3 years I have also worked in the Cafeteria not as a Lunch Lady but, helping children open ketchup packs, clean up messes and encourage them to eat as healthy as possible and to get full. Every Community has its issues. We have so many different cultures living together, many are pioneers from another Country. I have to say, It's not easy being a part of the Community, but I know that it's important. The kids have gotten to know me a little bit and I them. Every child deserves to feel safe and know that there are people who care about them. I try to share a smile and a nice word to everyone I meet. I'm so grateful to know that Jesus loves the little children. Knowing this helps me want to treat all those that I see as God would. Children are the hope of the future and I have come to love and appreciate the ones that I have met.

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

Bea
Having Faith in Jesus Christ has helps strengthen my outlook on life and in my husband personally. I've been married over 20 years. My husband has started a new job in Iowa and I'm down in Texas with our children. School will finish in two months and my son will graduate from High School. We will then be free to be together again. There are so many things I could worry and fret over being so far apart. Because of my own human frailties, sometimes I question my husbands love for me because he didn't call me or text me when I wanted him to. HONESTLY, this says nothing of my husband, it just shows how much I miss him. He does call me every morning and night-we even "skype" when we can. We work hard to make sure we stay away from things that might even look harmful to either one of us or to our marriage. Together and alone we strenghten our faith (and our family's faith) by reading the Scriptures like the Book of Mormon. We serve others as much as we can. We pray with eachother morning and night as a family and as a couple. Our love for our Savior and eachother continues to grow no matter how far apart we are from eachother. I know my husband will be faithful to me because of his faith and love for Jesus Christ. My desires and love of Jesus Christ are great! I try and show my love to Him by living my faith in all that I do. I know my husband has these same desires. I am so GRATEFUL and happy because of our Faith in Jesus Christ! He is the Way, the Truth and the Light! Show more Show less