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Hi I'm Ruth Cheadle

I live in a very small town with a high school graduating class of 29 students. I love teaching kids new things. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town like my graduating class was 29 students, small. I knew everyone's name and more. There are two ways to live in a small town one, not be apart of the community and people still know who you are or two, immerse yourself in the community knowing that people will know almost everything about you. I chose to immerse myself in the community because when your downtown consist of a grocery store, clinic, and a bank there's not much to do but be involved. I was involved a lot of things in high school. I was starting on the varsity volleyball team and basketball team by my sophomore year of high school and during the spring I would train for these sports by doing track and field. I also was involved in concert band, jazz band, marching band, choir, community choir, musicals, and community plays. I was a member of the National Honor Society. The most important things I did throughout high school was going to seminary every morning before school at 6 am, going to church on Sunday and youth group on Wednesday. I won't even mention the ever so often church camp or sports camps I would go to for a week in the summer. Now that I'm 19 years old I think, I am so glad that I was so active because it has prepared me for the busy life of being an adult. I'm also grateful that my parents got me involved in so many things it gave me the chance to step out of my comfort zone and meet new people.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The reason why I am a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is an overall peace I feel whenever I'm studying about the church. I was born into the church so you could probably think that I'm just a member because that's all I've ever known and at first it was. But then I starting asking myself one day, I'm going to leave home one day and my parents won't be telling me to get up and to go to church. One Sunday morning I decided that I would wake up and have that desire to want to go to church. It took a little time to have that strong desire but it came. That day when I decided that I wanted to go to church for myself and not because my parents asked me to. I got so much more out of the lessons that were being taught and the spirit of peace and comfort was there and I had never felt more safe in my life. After I got that desire to go to church for myself I decided to study the things that I was learning in Sunday School to see if they were true. Some things in head my head have always made sense to me but if I something didn't make sense right away, I would read in my scriptures about it and pray to see if what they were saying was true. I would keep repeating this process until I knew it was right. I continued and will continue in this process to know if theses things are true. I have noticed throughout my life that I have had to repeat this process because something made me question it but every time I repeat the process my testimony of it only became stronger.

How I live my faith

In my high school, even though we were really small, we had "release". Release, at least in our school, is where you take a break from your normal classes to learn more about God. In my school we didn't have an Latter-day Saint (LDS) release so I decided that I would go to the Nondenominational release. I love talking and sharing to others that I am a Christian even if I go to a different church then they do. Going to a place where all forms of Christianity was welcomed I was able to let people know that I am a Christian. I also was able to share what I know to be true. Another way I shared what I believe is when I would be asked to play basketball, volleyball, or work on Sundays. I would tell them I could not because Sundays is the day my family and I go to church and we rest from our worldly troubles. Sundays have always been something that people have notice about me that is different. I love Sundays because it gives me an opportunity to devote one day to the Lord because He has done so much for me. I also live my faith by being involved in my churches activities and responsibilities. Whether it is going to youth group activity on a Wednesday night or being a youth leader at a church camp I love to be involved in my church.