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Hi I'm Belva!

I love life more with the church. I love making quilts. I love bird watching in foreign countries. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I love doing geneology. It gives me a closeness to my family ancestors that have passed on. I enjoy making quilts. I find joy in giving the quilts to others, especially little babies. I am a wife, a mom, a grandma, and a great-grandma, and I love being all of those! My husband and I spend our time bird watching. We have seen many beautiful birds. Over our lifespan we have seen over 2,500 different species of birds.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. I am a descendant of Wilford Woodruff; he is my great-great grandfather. He was a leader in our faith, and I wanted to be faithful in the gospel as he was. I did not want to face him in the next life and have him ask me why I did not stay faithful in the church. I have always had a desire to be an active member. I continue to follow this gospel because I know that it is true. I know that the Savior lives and loves us. After I got married, we traveled around for my husband's job for many years living in foreign countries. The church was not organized in many of those countries that we had lived in. When I didn't have the church as part of my routine, we spent time together as a family and I gave my children the primary lessons myself. I did my best to help my children stay as close to the gospel as we could. Living without it was very hard. I missed the priesthood-- no one could give me or my children a priesthood blessing if we were sick. I missed the sacrament and being able to be close to the Savior in that way. Sundays would come and we missed our church meetings and routine that we loved so much. Now that we are retired and are back in a place where the church is organized, I am much happier to have the gospel around me.

How I live my faith

I go to my church meetings every Sunday. I am a visiting teacher to three ladies in our congregation. I enjoy visiting with them and helping them grow their faith in the Savior. I call many people in our congregation to visit and let them know that I care about them. I often take cookies or a loaf of bread to those in need and give them a friendly smile.