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Hi I'm Betty Crenshaw

I've lived in lots of places and love to meet new people. I also love to learn. I'm a retired graphic designer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

If anyone had told me in my youth that I would live the life I have and experience all the things I have, I wouldn't have believed them. But, it's been a real adventure. My husband and I have lived In Europe, Australia, and several different areas of the U.S. I'm a mother of six children and grandmother of 13, and, I still like to experience new things. After the age of 60 I learned snorkeling, rock climbing, and oil painting, among other things. I also enjoyed learning to ride a motorcycle during the time we lived in Australia. After my youngest child was in third grade, I decided to complete the college degree I had interrupted many years earlier. Once I had my degree I worked as a graphic designer at a large international business, and, later, at a private women's college. Eventually I had my own freelance business. Now, I enjoy, having time to sew, paint and craft — making things for my family. I also enjoy doing family history research.

Why I am a Mormon

As a child I actively attended a church of another faith in the small town where I grew up. (At that time, there was no Latter-day Saint congregation near my home and I knew nothing about Mormons or their beliefs.) The training and beliefs of those years (especially memorizing scripture verses from the Bible) were an important part of my early spiritual life. But, I wasn't happy. And, I didn't know why. Then, one day, two young missionaries knocked on our door and unfolded the message of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ for me and my husband. Things I had previously not understood, now made sense. The truths I believed from my King James Bible were now clearer and even more precious. I began to understand how very much our Heavenly Father and His Son, Our Savior, Jesus Christ love each and every one of us. I began to know peace, in my heart and in my mind. I now count my membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to be one of the greatest blessings in my life. Because I have the gospel of Jesus Christ, my life has more meaning. And, I'm so much better at figuring out how to deal with problems that occur as part of day-to-day living.

How I live my faith

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a lay ministry and, as with all members, I've had opportunities to serve in many ways. I've held leadership positions, and have taught classes of all ages. All of these experiences have helped me grow, and, taught me to love and serve others. My husband and I read our scriptures and pray together each day. I've also challenged myself to memorize scripture passages — though, it's admittedly more difficult now than when I was younger. I love to have these verses in my memory bank. As I've read the scriptures at home and while participating in various classes at Church, I've learned more ways to apply gospel principles in my life, not only from the instructors, but from the insight of others in the class. Currently, my husband and I are serving as full-time missionaries in the Utah Salt Lake City Headquarters Mission.