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Hi I'm Beth

I'm Japanese and live in Arizona. I tutor high school students and am studying to be an occupational therapist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Right now, I am a single college student trying to figure out who to date, where to do my clinical rotations, how to pay for everything, and how to get more sleep to function. I graduated in industrial engineering and have changed careers to be an occupational therapist. I'm very social and love the atmosphere of being in the health field and being able to help others. I enjoy learning and growing. I love to run everyday, play racquetball, indoor rock climb, kayak, cook different foods, and especially eat them. I come from a family of ten. There is my parents, my six brothers, and my sister. Whenever I have any spare time, I spend it with them. They are truly my best friends.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are both converts to the church and have given up a lot to follow what they believe. This has set a strong example for me to figure out who I am and to sacrifice for things that are most important to me. I used to think that life was all about having fun, earning money, education, and great jobs. It was all about the next great adventure, guy, or opprotunity. However, when I obtained everything that I thought I wanted, my life still felt empty. I felt that I could not make the next decision on my own and prayed for the help of my Heavenly Father to know what would give me the peace I searched for. The answer was clear and most difficult for me to accept. It was that I should go on a mission. I gave up nearly everything that I valued at the time to serve the Lord for 18 months. During that time, I was able to see people in a new light. I was able to listen to people's struggles and problems and help them to find answers with the Lord. I came to understand that living the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ brought that peace, even though there may be chaos around us. Trials will always come, but the Lord can help us have a clear perspective of what we are working towards, who we can become, and the blessings awaiting to those who wait upon the Lord. During the process of helping other and trying to find those who wanted to hear about Christ, I found myself. Our Savior Jesus Christ is always there to help. We just need to ask then do. What defines us is not what we have, what position we hold, or even the events in our lives. It is what we become. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true and our Heavenly Father has given us a way to help us return to him. We just need to have the faith to ask and act. I know that we will recieve undeniable answers that are individual and unique. It has helped me to move forward and have the courage to sacrifice who I am for who I want to become.

How I live my faith

Because I am single, I have the option and do attend a singles ward. This congregation is made up of about 160 singles from the age of 18-31. One of the callings I hold in the church is a "visitng teacher". This means that once a month, I get the opprotunity to visit 3 sisters in my ward and teach a short lesson on a certain topic (faith, scriptures, sacrifice, self reliance, etc....), catch up on their lives, and see if they need anything. I also have visiting teachers that visit me. I look forward to these visits because it helps me to understand that even though we may look different, come from different backgrounds, or live different lives, we are all struggling with similar challenges and it is the gospel of Jesus Christ that can help us all. It unifies our faith in Christ when we can share our experiences and how we have used the gospel to help us in our times of need. It also is nice to be able to call up a friend when I'm in need of help, or even better, when a sister calls upon me for help. I have realized that by being a member of Christ's church, I am to act as an instrument in the hands of the Lord. Serving in the church is my top priority and it always come first. At the times when life is most stressful, it seems like the Lord asks the most and that there is not enough time to fulfill my church callings as well as school, work, and family obligations. However, when I have put the most important things first, all other things have worked out even better than I could have imagined. The Lord love us. The times that it is usually manifested in our lives is the times when we have given everthing to him and have nothing left, but the blessing come back ten fold and we are able to see and understand what is the source of happiness, peace, understanding, and love.