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Hi I'm Ruth

I grew up in Minnesota. Moved to Arizona in my senior year of high school. This is where I became a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Ruth and I live in a rural community with husband. I have 2 grown children and 4 grandchildren and one on the way. I enjoy gardening, sewing, crocheting and Square dancing. My husband and I met at a Square dance and have been dancing since we were both seven. We dance as often as circumstances allow. I love to walk each day for exercise and fresh air to think in. I enjoy teaching and learning. I received my BA in Liberal Arts at the age of 32. I share my talents with others by teaching classes on sewing, cooking, budgeting and gardening. I work part-time cleaning homes and sewing for others.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon after years of searching for the true church.I was brought up in the Methodist faith, but became concerned at a young age that not everything I was being taught corresponded with things I was reading in the Bible.I would question and be told those were things that didn't matter or I did not need to know.I went from church to church for awhile and found no answers so kept coming back to the Methodist church, knowing somehow I would find the true chruch someday.In very miraculous but small events in my life, I was lead to the church.Things like moving in my Sr. year of HS, marrying and having family challenges lead me to meet with the missionaries.I almost did not keep my appointment, that first night because of excruciating pain from a fall, but went againist doctor's order and met with the missionaries.In 30 min. my heart and mind knew I had found truth.I asked questions and they gave answers, like why don't churches today have a prophet as they did in ancient times and they told me, there is a Prophet on earth today.I could have stayed there for hours but they were aware of my pain and further appointments were made.I have never regretted that night.I am a Mormon because I know that the Godhead is 3 separate and distinct beings.That heavenly Father loves me enough to direct my life so I could hear his message.I know that Jesus Christ is my brother and that he was willing to suffer for me and all others, so that we can return to our Heavenly home by repenting and serving as he would have us.That he loves us and was willing to suffer for me is a debt I will strive to pay back, knowing after all I do his atonement makes up the rest.The Holy Ghost guides and directs my daily life.The scriptures are for living, learning, serving and knowing all truth.Confirmation comes then through the Holy Ghost.My life is full or ups and downs but I know who I am, a daughter of God who lived with him and will again.

How I live my faith

I love my community. I volunteer time to serving as docent at the museum and a one room schoolhouse. I enjoy working with others on community events, such as parades, dinners, musical and social gatherings. Helped with an annual Nativity display of 100's of different Nativities from around the world. I have headed up Humanitarian projects. For several years women from the church helped me in making quilts for the families moving into Habitat for Humanity homes. We would sit and cut, sew and tie quilts as we enjoyed a special friendship of conversation and service. I am a Visiting Teacher to 6 women of the church and visit at least once a month each of them. They range from young mothers to a 94 year old great great grandmother. I share a spiritiual message with them and we share together our joys, fears, activities, needs and how we can help each other. Then I have a Visiting Teacher who comes and does the same for me. I always know there is someone who cares. I enjoy going to the temples of Lord and performing ordinances for my deceased family so we can be a family for eternity. I strive to be a good example to my friends and family by keeping the Sabbath day holy, in which I attend to my church meetings, read my scriptures and keep in touch with my family and doing genealogy research.