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Hi I'm Etta

I'm a wife, a mother, a sister, a daughter and a friend. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I have been married now for 7 years. We have two amazing kids at home that challenge me everyday (in a good way...and sometimes not so good:). My husband and I are both students so life is extra busy, but we find it's easy to be happy even in times of craziness and chaos. I love learning, reading, baking, being creative (even if it turns out to be a disaster...they can't always turn out like the photos on pinterest), and having impromptu dance parties with the kids.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe the root of this religion and many others is love..Our Heavenly Father wants us all to be happy. However difficult it is sometimes to see this truth in our lives and despite the awful things that happen in this world, it is true. God gives everyone agency, it's up to us to use that to better our own life and others' lives, we'll be judged upon how we use this gift. That being said, I am thankful to know that despite my flaws and sins, I can ask God for forgiveness and try harder to be better. As our Father, he loves us and understands that we grow and learn from mistakes and He helps us to continue our progression.

How I live my faith

I've really enjoyed the callings I've held in my ward. I've had the blessing of teaching small children and young adults about Christ and the scriptures. I also love the program that the church has established for the women to pair up with one another and visit other women, teach them and learn with them, provide any service or help they might need. It's amazing how everything is set up so that everyone can have support whenever they may need it or want it.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Etta
No. We worship God and Jesus Christ. We are grateful and thankful for Joseph Smith because he was the Prophet of the restoration of the gospel. Our prior president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gordon B Hinckley, said, "We do not worship [Joseph Smith] the Prophet. We worship God our Eternal Father and the risen Lord Jesus Christ. But we acknowledge the Prophet; we proclaim him; we respect him; we reverence him as an instrument in the hands of the Almighty in restoring to the earth the ancient truths of the divine gospel, together with the priesthood through which the authority of God is exercised in the affairs of His Church and for the blessing of His people” Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Etta
I think prayer is the best form of communication between us and God. When we pray regularly we are deepening our relationship with him, just as frequent communication with a friend or family member would. Show more Show less