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Hi I'm Ruth

I grew up in Southern California with eight siblings and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Ruth. I'm a wife, a mother of two grown children, and I'm a full-time secretary. I was widowed at the age of 24. I packed up my car and my young daughter and headed to Utah to finish my college degree. When I remarried two years later we found we could not have children, so we adopted our son. My family is my greatest joy in life. I treasure any time that I get to spend with them. I enjoy playing the piano, walking, and playing tennis.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Through the faith and good example of my parents, my eight siblings and I strived to live the principles of the Church. I developed a personal testimony of the restored gospel as I read and studied and practiced the principles taught in the Bible and in the Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Christ, which was translated through the gift and power of God.  I have remained active in the Church because I have a testimony that this is the Savior's true church upon the earth and I have a desire to show my love for him. This desire drives me to keep the commandments and serve others, beginning with my family. Everything I am or hope to become I attribute to my faith in my Savior and the enabling power of His atonement.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving my family in love and striving to be a light and example to them, by attending my church meetings and serving in the church and community, and by being a friendly neighbor. Through the years as I've served in the church, whether with the children, youth, or in the women's organization, or as a pianist or organist, I have learned so much and found great joy. When we serve, our faith and ability increases, and we are so blessed. I rely on my Savior's atonement for strength during difficult and discouraging times. His atonement is real and I know that he knows what I am dealing with. This gives me great comfort. I had to leave my life as a homemaker and go into the work force because my husband has a chronic illness, requiring us to switch roles. My heart is still at home, but I am doing the best I can. I know that we have a Father in Heaven who knows and loves each of us. I feel truly blessed to have this knowledge. My name is Ruth and I'm very grateful and proud to be a Mormon.