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Hi I'm Delaina Scholes

I am a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a mother-in-law, and a gardener. I also happen to be a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town of Menan, Idaho, where I learned how to work hard. My dad was a hard worker, and he made sure that my seven other brothers and sisters and I were too. We had horses, cows, chickens, geese, pigs, lambs, and peacocks. We had the opportunity to take care of the animals and our huge yard and garden. In the fall, we would reap the benefits of the garden, and our mother taught us how to can the beans, corn, beets, and pickles so that we would have plenty for the winter. I promised myself I would never have a yard or a garden that big, but what were the first things I did when I got married and moved 11 miles away from home? I had to have a huge yard, garden, and flower beds. I love to write, tell stories, entertain, and teach. I love my five grandchildren and their parents. I love the four seasons of eastern Idaho, but I really hate wind. I love holidays where my family can gather in each other’s homes and celebrate being together. I love to exercise and make my body earn the reward of the good food I have planned for the day. I love my friends. I have two sons and one daughter. I have three grandsons and two granddaughters. My family believes in being lifelong learners. BYU-Idaho is a wonderful place for learning who you are and what you should become. It is also a wonderful place to work where values and standards are upheld. BYU-Idaho also shares the town with the Rexburg Temple where it sits majestically on the top of Seventh South.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon by choice. I have been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints my whole life, but it has only been within the past few years where my identity of being a daughter of God was made manifest. I know who I am and where I am going. I have a testimony in my Savior Jesus Christ. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that Thomas S. Monson presides over this church today. This past year as I have served as the Gospel Doctrine teacher in my ward, we have studied the Doctrine and Covenants and Church History. I read these scriptures in seminary but they didn’t mean anything until I learned there is a direct application for them in my life. I have learned that the Holy Ghost can help me as I study my lessons, directing my path to Ensign articles and conference talks that coincide with the lesson. I have learned about the power of pray, and I know mine are answered. There have been too many “miracles” and “tender mercies” in my life to ever think they just “happened.” The temple is my peaceful place and safe haven from the world. It is here I feel closest to my Heavenly Father and his Son, Jesus Christ. Being a Mormon makes me very happy.

How I live my faith

Every night before my husband and I kneel together for family prayer, we ask our Heavenly Father to bless us with opportunities to serve and to help us in our callings. Living our faith is something we need to be actively engaged in and not just on Sunday. It is magnifying my callings to the best of my ability. It is supporting others in their callings. One of my favorite quotes is: “We need to be willing to let our gears of commitment be hammered and shaped so that they mesh with life's opportunities in ways that are crucial." ~ Elder Neal A. Maxwell ~ Ensign, August 2000, p. 12. Every day new opportunities open to me and I need to live my faith in such a way that I am ready and that I’m wearing my spiritual ears to hear the promptings of the Holy Ghost.