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Hi I'm Deedre Boekweg

I grew up in Utah. I am a nurse and I am a Mormon. I am preparing to serve as a mission nurse in Santiago, Chile.

About Me

I grew up in the greater Salt Lake City area and was raised in the LDS church. I am a nurse and have practiced in critical care as well as with patients living with pulmonary arterial hypertension. I have a passion for travel and love see other cultures and ways of living. SCUBA diving allows me to see the beauties of the ocean.

Why I am a Mormon

With such a genealogy of faithful Mormon Pioneers, many may think that I am a Mormon because I was raised to be one. However, that is not true. I am a Mormon because I have felt and seen God’s spirit testifying to me of the truthfulness of the restored gospel. Like all people as I grew up I had to answer key questions: Who am I?, Where did I come from?, and Where am a going? I searched the scriptures and prayed fervently. My Father in Heaven answered those prayers though his spirit personally to me. I know that God is my loving Father and have felt his direction in my life. It is my relationship with him that allows me to know truth and to strive to live it.

How I live my faith

Simply I get up every day and do my best to live with Christian principles and then I do it again. I am not always perfect, but God has given me opportunities of serving others. I am a nurse and this has brought me many opportunities of bringing kindness and understanding to people that are struggling with health problems. I have been able to see how having faith in God and understanding his plan has helped my patients on their journeys here on earth and as they pass on. I have learned so much from my patients that it inspires me to live better and do more. This year, I have taken a sabbatical from work and am going to travel to Santiago Chile to support the church missionaries there by being a mission nurse. Through my faith and the talents God has given me, I want to help others to find the peace and joy that my knowledge of the gospel has given me.