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Hi I'm Rosemary Neider

I'm a Mormon. I'm a mother of 8 and grandmother of 19. Raising my family has been the most rewarding thing I've ever done!

About Me

I feel like my time on earth is precious because I'm 62 years old and I want the next 20 years to be some of my best! One of my hobbies is being healthy. I had breast cancer a couple years ago so I am always enjoying health books and stories of people who overcome challenges. I lost my mother to cancer as a child and now my sister and sister-in-law recently. They changed my world as they exemplified courage and faith amid difficulty. I want to make a difference in this world by helping others find answers to their problems through repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. I have enjoyed seeing many people change as they have found the true and living church on the earth, and I like being involved in that process. Plus, I like to make new friends with people who love truth! I easily connect with people because I see them as children of God and miracles in action. I love to quilt, especially if there are some big empty blocks I can embroider sayings or words that have value to me. Our family has quotes that strengthen us, like "Our family is a school of love" or "We're buds, we're a team!" or "In Unity There Is Strength". We enjoy our 8 children, 6 in-laws, and 19 grandchildren. Spending time with them is invaluable, especially as we lift and build each other up. One of my favorite activities is 'family dinner'. I just love having a large table full of people I care about and letting each one share something inspiring or even something funny.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I believe the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized by Christ through modern day prophets, and that it is his true church on the earth today. I love being a Mormon! I love reading the scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon. I love the Lord's teachings and know from experience that he keeps his promises. I have received answers to my prayers and believe he has a plan for each of us. I know Jesus is the Christ, the Savior of the world and that he atoned for us. I'm so grateful for the resurrection and I know he suffered for our sins. I believe he understands everything about us and will help us if we turn to him for guidance. I believe we have prophets on the earth today and as instruments of God they have blessed us as we have raised our family. I'm grateful for the restored Priesthood of God and enjoy the many blessings it provides for me, especially a Temple marriage and hope for Eternal life with God. Being sealed together as a family gives me courage, hope and a desire to be obedient to God's commandments. The Gospel teachings have been like an iron rod that we have hung on to for strength and wisdom in raising our family. I believe the teachings of the hereafter, and they bring me comfort and peace. I love that we are asked to contribute our time and talents to strengthen the faith and testimony of others. Because of this, I have had to stretch and learn to do difficult things. I have felt the Savior's love and concern for his other children who may be struggling and needing his teachings. I have learned so much by being asked to teach youth or adults principles of the Gospel. That has been invaluable in strengthening my faith as I've become more committed, feeling his spirit instruct and guide me. I am indebted to the Savior for his constant love, his forgiveness and his message of hope. The gift of the Holy Ghost has made all the difference in my life as I've relied on his help!

How I live my faith

I love service in my church! I loved working with young women in particular and helping them to grow into women who knew who they were, daughters of God! We have done service projects through the years, gathering books for children in shelters, working with handicapped children, assisting the elderly in care centers, planting flowers and weeding for those in need. We have spent a lot of time in the mountains learning about the outdoors and talking about our Heavenly Father and his plan for us. We have laughed, sung, hiked and had fun together. I loved teaching teen agers about true principles that would sustain them during the difficulties of life. We often shared our testimonies and insights with each other. I have also loved spending time with great women. Good women are such a blessing in one's life! One year a large group of us made 987 quilts that later were taken overseas. I was able to drive a truck in a convoy from Sheffield, England to Bosnia and distribute half of them along with many other items we collected, to handicapped children in a small town following the Bosnian war. The rest of the quilts went to homeless people in a war torn Kosovo. I honor women who work hard to help the less fortunate! In our church we each visit assigned people regularly so everyone feels loved and watched over. Through these assignments, I have come to know and love such amazing people! One woman asked us to help her quit smoking, another lost her husband and appreciated fellowship during that lonely transition and her return to full fellowship in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Another dear friend went through a difficult divorce and went back into the work place as she continued raising her children. These were priceless friendships and opportunities to love. I was blessed to serve in the Temple for a few years and also had the privilege of being a full time missionary for 3 years. I thank my Heavenly Father every day for such blessings!