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Hi I'm Bethany Ball

I'm an ambitious college student. I'm a sister, a friend and a daughter. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have six siblings whom I love dearly. I'm a college student and I am loving it. I love to learn, and I love to help others learn. I also enjoy working and associating with the both the elderly and children.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of this church and over the years I have gained a testimony of its truthfulness. This is a gospel of truth and of happiness. We have a living prophet today who gives modern revelation and acts as God's mouthpiece to the world. Honestly, this world is a confusing, loud place to live in and I am easily lost. But I have learned that as I follow the teachings of the church and lean on my Heavenly Father and my Savior, that I find purpose and direction. What's more, I find peace and happiness. I have come to know that God loves me and knows me very personally. I have never been alone and never will be alone. Jesus Christ walked a very lonely path so that He could walk alongside us on our difficult paths. He did it out of love. That love is perfect and will never stop. I am so grateful to be a member of this church, to have this gospel. I love it. I love the Book of Mormon. I love the people I serve alongside with. I love my Heavenly Father and I love Jesus Christ. I am truly grateful for the peace and love they offer me every day.

How I live my faith

My faith is part of who I am. I live it by trying to be as Christlike as possible. I know that Christ loves everyone, and he probably tried to uplift and help everyone He came in contact with, whether by a kind word or some other simple gesture. I try to be like that. This world is full of people fighting inner battles, and everyone needs a friend or someone who cares for them. As I work with the elderly, I try let them know that they are loved and worth loving. As I work with children, I try to teach them the same. I truly believe that real happiness and joy in this life comes from service to others. If Christ were here today I think he would be reaching out to individuals, so that's what I do, as a sister, as a friend, and as a church member.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Bethany Ball
Heavenly Father is always very close to you. The simplest, easiest way to come to know Him is through prayer. Praying is just like talking to Him. He always listens to you when you pray, and He will always answer you. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Bethany Ball
Being a Mormon is just like being any other person. We try to be the best we can be and we try to find happiness in this life. We believe in a higher law and an eternal, universal code of ethics. Because of that we strive to be service-oriented kind of people. Because we know that families are the center of God's plan for our happiness, we make our families the center of our lives. Show more Show less