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Hi I'm Ruth

I love everything beautiful. Sunsets, castles, paintings, music, and ducks. I like being happy. And I'm totally Mormon.

About Me

The simple joys in life bring me the greatest happiness. I love art, museums, concerts, musicals, old churches, long walks, snow, sunsets, Disney princesses, good books, Christmas, nutella, post, family, playing the piano, feeding ducks, and being with friends. My favorite favorite favorite thing is spending time with people I love. And I hate goodbyes. I recently returned from serving as a missionary in England where I got lots of practice learning to love and then saying goodbye.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been blessed with wonderful parents who raised me with the knowledge of the restored gospel and taught me to live according to the teachings of Jesus Christ. As I grew into my teenage years, I realized I could not rely on my parents' knowledge forever. This was something I needed to know for myself. As I studied and learned more about Joseph Smith, the Book of Mormon, and the restored gospel at church, in my family, and on my own, I acted on Moroni's challenge, found in Moroni 10:4. "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. . . he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost." So I asked God and, by the power of the Holy Ghost, I came to know that Joseph Smith was a prophet, the Book of Mormon contains the words of God, and that the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored upon the earth in its fullness. Why am I still a Mormon? As a missionary, I have had lots of time to ponder and consider this question. I have boiled it down to two main reasons. 1) As I continue through life, experiences remind me over and over again that there is definitely a God, that He knows me and loves me, and that the principles I have been taught throughout my life are true. 2) I have seen the blessings that come from living according to the gospel of Jesus Christ. I have seen this in my own life, in my family, and in my extended family. I have seen the sorrow that comes from turning away from these truths and trying to live the world's way. I know that there is safety and peace in keeping God's commandments. The Mormon lifestyle is based on the doctrines of Jesus Christ. I love this lifestyle. It doesn't mean that things are always easy, because actually they never are. But I've seen the blessings that come from living the gospel and this is a lifestyle that I desire for myself and my future family. And that is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

One of my favorite scriptures is Alma 37:6. "By small and simple things are great things brought to pass." I like this scripture because I'm rather small and it's exciting to think that I can bring great things to pass :) But mostly I like this scripture because I know that the small and seemingly simple things we do each day have huge consequences. So I live my faith each day by reading the scriptures, praying, smiling, going to church, being honest, expressing gratitude, being a loyal friend, and seeking opportunities to serve.