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Hi I'm Beth Watkins

I grew up in a small Utah family. Reading, writing, learning, and music are my passions. I'm a mormon

About Me

Recently, I finished my second year in college and loved every moment of it. I aspire to someday help less fortunate families with finances; which is why I've decided to become an accountant. When people meet me, they can never guess my college major; there are too many things that I enjoy! When I was a child, my parents would beg me to practice piano. As a kid, I didn't understand what was so important about having musical talents. Even though I was resilient at first, music became a large part of my life as I learned to play piano, flute, baritone, and most recently the organ. Reading is also one of my favorite hobbies. I have grown to love the Book of Mormon with all my heart, and know that it is absolutely true. As of June 26, I have begun my new adventure as a missionary. I'm serving in Kobe, Japan and have loved every minute of it.

Why I am a Mormon

I learned at a young age of the truthfulness of the gospel and the power of prayer.When I was five, I lost my favorite little play-dog toy while I was at my Grandma's house. It wasn't very important, but to me it meant the world. And so I got down on my knees and prayed that I would find it someday. It was almost a year later that a grown dog found it in my Grandma's garden and started chewing it up. Not exactly what I had expected, but I knew right then that God answered sincere prayers even if it took longer than I had anticipated. And so the cycle of prayer has continued throughout my life. When I am confused, lost, or hurt, I pray to my Heavenly Father. Even in trivial matters, He has always been there, answering my prayers and protecting the people I care so much for. I am a Mormon because I have a testimony of our Savior Jesus Christ, he lives and loves us more than we could ever know. Because of his sacrifice, we will one day be reconciled with our Father in Heaven and live free from the pains of guilt, sorrow, and sin. And though we may seem small and insignificant to the world, Heavenly Father and Christ place so great a significance of every individual. They know who we are, they have a plan for us, and they want us to live happy and fulfilling lives so that we can return to live with them again someday.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through the music that I play. I have participated as a pianist for my ward's choir, and occasionally played the organ for sacrament. I've also had the pleasure of teaching nine year old children- they were so sweet. As mentioned before, I am currently a missionary. I live my faith through study, prayer, and by reaching out to everyone. This church's message is one of hope, love, and courage, and sharing it blesses my life more than I ever could have imagined.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Beth Watkins
I have had the opportunity to learn about many pioneer ancestors, mine as well as others'. They were all incredible people who were full of faith, and courage. Sometimes I think about how good life is now; modern technology, modern medicine, modern transportation, and even more wonderful, a restored church that reflects the will of Christ on the Earth today. Oh that our ancestors might have had the knowledge we have for themselves! Our church believes that is not too late for past generations to receive all the blessings that God has in store for us today. Every time I attend the holy Temple, I am filled with even more love for those who never had the chances that we have today, and that we can do something for them today to repay them. Show more Show less