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Hi I'm Erma Niederhauser

I am a Mormon woman who has raised a family. I grew up in Northern Utah. I have pioneer ancestors.

About Me

I am 66 years old and happily married to my husband of 46 years. I have been a stay at home mother and have raised a family of eight children. We have 21 grandchildren. I was raised in a small Mormon community and had a very happy childhood with my parents and six brothers and sisters. After high school I became a nurse. I worked for only a year before my first child was born. Even though my education was limited to two years of college I have always enjoyed learning. My father taught me to be interested in everything. These varied interests have made my life rich and exciting. I have always enjoyed music and I enjoy reading mysteries, biographies, and non-fiction. I am a good cook. That comes from the necessity of feeding a large family. I take time to crochet and I have dabbled in a lot of hand crafts. Our family has lived in Ogden, Utah, San Diego, California, Powell Wyoming, and now we live in Benjamin, Utah. We have also been able to travel to India, Europe, Egypt and the Holy Land. I have learned that the world is a beautiful, wonderful place filled with wonderful people who are my brothers and sisters. I cherish the friendships I have made in all of the places that we have been. I delight in the life that I have. The joy I have comes from a dear husband, wonderful children and terrific grandchildren, the family i grew up with and the friends that I love.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the church. My family has been members of the church for generations. I don't remember not believing in the teachings of the church that I was taught through my childhood and youth. There came a time in my teens that made my faith firm. I was preparing a talk to give in a sacrament meeting. The talk was on "testimony". I came across the scripture in Job that starts "I know that my Redeemer liveth". Those words powerfully entered my mind and heart. I knew that Job really knew. And now I knew. I continue in the faith of my fathers because I find happiness in the life that it gives me. Keeping the commandments the best that I can brings me more joy than I can express. I know that this is right and true.

How I live my faith

I have been an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints all of my life. I have held positions in the church since I was in my teens. Some of those callings have been in music, with children,and teenagers and the women's organization. I loved teaching high school aged teens an early morning religion class for six years. When my children were in school I tried to be active in the parent-teacher organizations and I helped out in the classrooms as much as I could. I also volunteered at the local library for many years. These activities helped me become a better person by being able to associate with good people in the church and in the community. When my husband retired we were privileged to serve in the Billings, Montana temple. We also served as couple missionaries in India and in Germany. What marvelous experiences we had in these diverse places. We now serve a teachers of the Gospel Principles class in Sunday School. It is exciting to be able to review and teach the basic doctrines of the church. We have been called to be full time missionaries in the Utah Provo mission and will soon begin our service there.