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Hi I'm Bev

I am a Legal Clerk specialising in Criminal Defence Law but more importantly I am a wife and mother of 4. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born to parents who had joined the church in their early married years and had four children. We were all raised as an LDS family. That gave me the knowledge of how to recognise the Holy Ghost and what a spiritual experience feels like. When the time came for me to find out for myself whether the Church really was all that it claimed to be, I had just as much effort to put in as someone not raised in the Church, but recognising the spirit was easy and I knew that I wanted to follow the Gospel plan. I married and we had four children, who have been the joy of my life. They are all active members of the Church and have and are making decisions about their futures that reflect the values that the Gospel teaches. Now that all but one of our children have left our home it is a time of change and adaption in my life. I love that the scriptures teach that there is a time and a purpose to every season in life. I miss the daily contact with these wonderful people but I accept that there are still mountains for me to climb and a person for me yet to become. I have worked for the last 29 years as a Clerk in a busy firm of criminal defence lawyers. I have loved the experience of preparing defence cases and have learned to value all people, regardless of circumstances. There really is good in all people. I have come to appreciate the intricacies of judgement and am grateful that it is not asked of us to participate in that process.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the Gospel helps me know how to avoid many of life's problems and how to handle unavoidable challenges that I cause for myself! When I live the teachings I am at peace and happy. I am a Mormon because I trust the leaders of the Church. They inspire and motivate me to think higher thoughts. hey prompt me to reach out for the best that life can offer. I am a Mormon because I know that God lives, and because I know this I want to know what He thinks about issues that we face in life today. I believe that He is involved in the detail of my life and cares for us today as He has always cared for his people. He speaks to us through Prophets and Apostles still. I am a Mormon because through the teachings I truly believe that I can achieve great things. I want to reach my full potential. The scriptures teach that there are times and seasons in life and I need guidance to be the best I can be throughout each change in my life. I am a Mormon because I love the organisation of the Church. I love the programs and events that the church excels at. As God is leading and directing the Church's business it is bound to be wonderful! I am a Mormon because I love my family and want to be the person my family need me to be. I love those who have gone before and those still to come. I love that the Gospel teaches how we can be united in this world and reunited in the next. I am a Mormon because I listened to the teachings and found out for myself that they were true.

How I live my faith

I volunteered for many years as a Governor at the Church of England school that our children attended. I enjoyed the commonality between our faiths but came to appreciate the completeness that I find in the Gospel. All of the biggest questions in life are answered completely and just make sense to me. I have enjoyed the opportunity to work with all ages of people within the church but particularly enjoyed the four years of getting up in the early hours of the morning to study the scriptures with 14-18 year old young people before school and work. I couldn't let them down when they showed so much commitment and sacrifice in getting to our classes no matter how tired they were or how many other things were competing for their time. I worked with the 12-18 year old girls in a larger geographical region for many years and learned how rewarding it can be to show patience, respect and love to young people. I currently work with the 18+ women and always enjoy being a part of the oldest women's organisation in the world. My husband and I both come from families who opened their homes to others. We have continued that tradition. We welcome people into our home that need both physical and spiritual nourishment regardless of their personal choices in life. We are available 24/7 to anyone who needs us. I love that other faithful members of the church have open homes to such a degree that if I or any of my family go anywhere in the world, even where we know no one, we will find people to care for us, homes open to us and hearts and minds that share the desire to live the gospel. Our family has had the privilege of sharing our love of the Gospel with friends and it has been wonderful to see them join the church and find great joy in life through doing so. My family are the most important people in my life and spending time with them is my favourite thing to do.