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Hi I'm Beth

I'm from Maine. I love culture. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Life is good. I have enjoyed spending seasons of being a travel bum, Boston music bum, beach bum, ski bum, and being as active outside as I can rock climbing, hiking, biking, and road trips to national parks. The best is doing any of these adventures with loved family and friends. After many years of playing, I'm buckling down to achieve my education. In the middle of that, I've somehow found myself in China visiting my brother and his family.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were very firm in their beliefs of Jesus Christ and God, and even firmer of how The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was their very true church for us today in its fullness. They had converted to this church individually before they even met. They were living parallel circumstances. My father was already married with 2 boys. My mother was baptized in college and soon after married with 2 children as well. They both had a change of heart and God revealed to them that this was His pure gospel found upon the Earth just like in Christ's day from the Bible. They sacrificed everything to do God's will and to seek for the Kingdom of God, and for Eternal Life. My father's wife asked him to honestly say he believed that the Mormon church was true, and after my father confessed undoubtedly he believed all the words of the missionaries and that the Book of Mormon was true, she no longer wanted to be with him. Everyone in my father's life was strictly Catholic, and immediately disowned him for his beliefs. After a time he was able to get baptized, then met my mother who had divorced her abusive husband who was incarcerated. They both made incredible sacrifices for the freedom to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and they wanted to share it together. They got married in the Washington D.C. temple and began their new lives together raising my siblings and I as members of this church. I'm a Mormon because around age 20, after many years of denying religion, my parents, and God, I finally knew that everything my parents lived for, sacrificed, and would die for, was indeed The fullness of the truth of Jesus Christ's Gospel on this very Earth at this very time. I felt God's love in this gospel, and His love for all of His creations. I needed my quest for truth through my experiences. For so long I could never believe in the pure love of God because of mortality's sting to the innocent. But I now understand His Eternal blessings to the pure.

How I live my faith

China has a very specialized organization of religion. We "gather" virtually over a massive conference call. Our gathering is the numbers of a small branch that covers the entire country of China. So you might be the only member of our religion in your province. There's not much I can do at all in regard to the church I belong to here, but try to establish a relationship virtually and contribute my voice during open discussions. I'm trying to find out if there is anyone else living in my province so that maybe we can meet somewhere and just talk about how to keep our faith in such a foreign country even with a slightly different organization of getting together for church to strengthen each other. I can't speak with the natives about my faith, but I can live it. And I try to be Christ-like everywhere, to stand as His witness for His light to shine through me.