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Hi I'm Betty

I grew up in Colorado. I joined the church when I was 18. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother, grandmother, and wife. I choose to be happy, so I make the best of all situations. I love to cook interesting and healthy foods. I like to sew clothes for myself. I'm always on the lookout for bargain or clearance fabric that I can make into an outfit. I love rocks, so I'm also a rock hound. I take a lapidary class at our local college and cut, polish and create beautiful rock jewelry to give as gifts. My husband and I are preparing to go on a mission to Louisville, Kentucky.

Why I am a Mormon

I was introduced to the church by a boy friend in high school. My father was raised in a Baptist orphanage in Texas and had some pretty bad experiences there, so he was anti-religion. My mother went to the Congregational Church some while growing up, but her family wasn't too involved. My parents weren't too excited about my joining the church, but said that I could if I still wanted to after going to a semester of college without the boyfriend's influence. One of the first things I did upon arriving at the Univ. of Colorado was to find the LDS meeting house, which was a big 2-story house by the campus, called the Institute. It was the hub of activity for the small group of Mormon students and the place where church meetings were held. The Mormon students were really different than the non-Mormon students I was meeting. They were clean and wholesome, choosing good things to fill their free time. They were friendly to me and taught me much by their actions. The couple that were in charge of the Institute were so wonderful and Christ-like that I decided that I wanted to be like them. I seriously studied the Book of Mormon and came to know that it was true, and that by living by its teachings I could become a better person. I have been a member now for 53 years, and am so grateful for that decision to join the church so long ago. I watched other family members who did not join the church deal with alcoholism and other problems that hadn't been a part of my experience. I love my savior, Jesus Christ, and know that this is his church. I am grateful for our prophet who gives us revelation for our perilous times. I love this church!

How I live my faith

I have had many jobs in the church, teaching children and adults. I have organized dinners for large church groups. Once I was a leader for a husband and wife dinner that I named, "Under Abraham's Tent". We created a huge tent in the gymnasium-type room in our church. We added lamps and tables under the tent, and had the food servers wear biblical clothing. We served shishkabobs and other fun things, and had middle-eastern music and dancers. My husband and I attend the temple near our home. We try to be of service to anyone needing our help.