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Hi I'm Ruth Oshiro

I was raised on a cattle ranch in southeastern Idaho. I am a retired Real Estate Broker. I've been a Mormon all my life.

About Me

I grew up on a cattle ranch in southeastern Idaho. I have been a Mormon all my life. I love to sew and have made all the brides maid and flower girl dresses for all my grandchildren's weddings. I will be doing the same for the next one getting married plus decorating his wedding cake. I have one living daughter and one deceased son as well as seven grandchildren, three grandchildren in law, one almost granddaughter and two adorable great grandsons and another great grandchild on the way.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family but fell away when I was a young adult. I felt lost and alone without the gospel in my life. I went to other churches because I was not convinced that the LDS faith was true. I studied the doctrines of the other faiths but found none that made sense to me. I married outside my faith and my children were not raised in any faith. I still felt lost and alone over all these years. One day I was invited to go to a function at the LDS church near where I lived. As soon as I walked in I felt at home. I, finally, picked up a Book of Mormon and read it. Even though I had been raised in the church and been to all the classes that are offered by the church I still had not read the book. I found the passage in Moroni, the last book in the Book of Mormon, that says "And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God the Eternal Father in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you by the power of the Holy Ghost. And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things". I did that test. I read the book and prayed about it and have come to know beyond the shadow of any doubt that it is true and since it is true, then Joseph Smith had to be a prophet and Christ's church has been restored in its fullness to the earth as it was in His day. That is why I am and always will be a Mormon

How I live my faith

I teach the Gospel Doctrine class in my ward. I attend the temple every week. What a privilege and blessing that is. I love visiting teaching and met my dearest friend through visiting teaching. She had just become a member of the church and I helped her understand what it is all about. I have also, with the help of our ward leaders and a wonderful teacher, helped her get ready to go through the temple for the first time. What a wonderful privilege and blessing that will be in her life as well.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Ruth Oshiro
God is the source of all truth. He loves you and wants to answer your questions. He will help you recognize the truth as you sincerely seek it and ask Him for guidance. You can know that what you’ve been learning is true (see James 1:5-6 Book of Mormon, Moroni 10:4-5). Sincerely pray to your Heavenly Father. Ask Him if what you are learning is true. Listen with your heart for the sweet feelings of inspiration from the Holy Ghost, who will to whisper the truth to your spirit and mind. Continue to study and give thoughtful consideration to what you are learning. Follow God’s commandments so you can feel the influence of the Holy Ghost. You may have experienced feelings of peace, hope, comfort, or happiness as you’ve read. If so, you have already felt the Holy Ghost telling you that these things are true. Show more Show less