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Hi I'm Beth

I love Disneyland,the ocean, volunteering, genealogy, movies, hiking and time with my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of five children. Four of those children are still here with us, three have graduated from college and one is still at home. I love to read! I like to work on family history and help others get information as well. I love sunshine!!! I love flowers although I tend to kill mine. I am thinking of going back to school to finish my degree.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were converted to the Mormon church before I was born. That doesn't mean I didn't have a choice. I was raised in the church and knew it was true. And then I became a teenager and had to have some proof. I stopped attending church activities. I went around with a group of good people who were my friends but who did not necessarily all have a belief system, especially one that I had come from. And then one day I mentally looked around me and thought," There has to be more. This life is empty." I decided to change and to see if following the principles of the gospel really made a difference. I started attending church again. I even attended a church school of higher education. I came home and realized that everything was different. I had indeed found out that there was something more. That something was the gospel. It gave me everything I needed. I had answers, some of which came after a long time. I had good friends that wanted the best for me. I had peace and joy and I knew in my heart I was doing what my Heavenly Father wanted. I learned you have to really have a desire for more, a desire to change, and to put those correct principles into practice in your everyday life, and then you will know for yourself that it is true. That is why I am a Mormon. Because I know.

How I live my faith

I have been on the PTA board for many years at three different schools. I have chaperoned band and choir trips as well as been on many field trips for young children. I have been a parent on the parent/teacher advisory board and have attended many school board meetings to make my voice heard. At this time I am working with the youth in our ward - girls ages 12-18- and I love that. I have done it many times before and appreciate this opportunity. They can be a lot of fun. I like doing activities with them inside and outside of class rooms and getting to know them and we learn the gospel together. It has been fun to shuttle kids back and forth to school and listen to what they say. Sometimes they ask questions about what I think and it is great to be able to be an example of honesty to them and show that I really care about them. It has been fun to share some of our family experiences with them and help them to feel that they too are important. It is also great to connect with others who are searching for family members and trying to figure out who they are and where they came from in the earthly sense. My youngest daughter and I have taken pictures of headstones for people on find a grave who want some record of a family member. She has worked hard to make a family record and post some of the connections on line. Through both of our efforts we have been able to share vital information with others and have received information in return. I have made an effort to be an example to my family and to others around us of that things that we should do in our lives, the things our Heavenly Father would have us do, that maybe the world thinks are not important. Doing the things that are good and right, caring about others, has made me feel closer to God and has brought that spirit into our home. I love volunteering and serving. It makes life worth while. It's a good life.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Husbands and wives CAN be together forever! Through marriage by the proper Priesthood authority husbands and wives can be "sealed" together for now and forever. Then the children that are born to them are bound to them through that Priesthood power. Converts can also go to the temple and be "sealed" as husband and wife and have their children "sealed" to them also. We will all be able to have association with those we love through all eternity as long as we live a life that is true to the promises we make to God and each other. (This promise includes all children that have been born to us, even babies, that have been lost. The sealing power makes that loss only temporary.) Show more Show less