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Hi I'm Ruth

I grew up in Utah. I am married and a mother of five children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the youngest of nine children. I enjoyed growing up in a small town close to other family. Most of my childhood memories are filled with carefree days. I was taught good values. After graduating High School, I attended one year at a vocational school. I completed a one year course there and then moved away to a larger city to work. A few months before turning 22, I went on a mission for the church. After returning home, I went back to work, enjoyed single life, and served in church callings. I met a wonderful man and was married in the temple. After being married and having my first child, I was able to be a stay at home mom. For nine years, I was able to be with my children. I helped them get off to school, helped with homework, played with them, and did all the normal duties and activities that go along with being a mom. After those nine years, it was required that I go back to work to help with every day living expenses. I started out working in the evenings in banking operations after my husband got home from work. By doing this it helped us to avoid paying child care costs. We have had to move four different times between four different states. I had to help children adjust to moving and making new friends. I also had to continue working and went to working full time during the day. I enjoy doing accounting clerk type work. I like working with numbers and I especially like doing ten key by touch. I now have five children ranging from 14 to 29.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a Mormon but learned early in life how important Christ and his plan for us is. When I was seven years old, my brother was killed in an accident. He was three years older than I. During this trying time, I saw the faith of my parents and how this helped them through this difficult time. I also learned from them the importance of the plan of happiness that our Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ have for us. My parents taught me about eternal life, that my brother's spirit lived beyond the grave, and that we as a family will see him again after this life. Even though I was only seven years old, I never doubted that this was true. Life can be very challenging and trying at times and when I am struggling and feel like giving up, I remember my brother, my family, and Heavenly Father's plan. Because of this plan, I want to do good in this life and I know I cannot give up. I am also brought to a recollection of all the good feelings I have felt when learning these things. I cannot deny that I have felt them. I know that Heavenly Father loves each one of us. I know that Jesus Christ is our elder brother, He atoned for our sins, and also loves each one of us. I know that it is important for each one of us to come to know both Heavenly Father and Jesus. We need to know them so we can know their plan for us that we may live it.

How I live my faith

I enjoy attending church meetings on a weekly basis. I have helped serve others by leading and teaching in our women's and children's organizations. I have helped organize women to make monthly visits to other women to ensure their well being. I have organized children's programs of singing and giving talks. I have helped children to learn songs for the children's program. I have helped teach children about Christ and His gospel. Currently, I enjoy visiting with women on a monthly basis to make sure all their needs are being met.