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Hi I'm Ethel

Growing up as the oldest child in the family, I always felt alone until I found the Church. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a Mom, grandmother and very active Senior who still works. I work as a Senior Care Giver. We are the neighborhood caretakers for many children. Parents work and get home late so we always have a housefull! All times and all days of the week. Keeps us young in body, mind and spirit!! I come from a definite country background. Raised on a farm, owned a dairy, and love the country life!! Presently we are in town due to age and health reasons. But definitely country at heart!!

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the church when my children were around 6 and 7 years of age. I'd been looking for all of my life for the truth and when the missionaries knocked on my door I let them in to hear what they had to say. They were saying everything I already believed!! I couldn't believe my ears, because up until now I felt like I was the only one who believed as this and was about to abandon my search!! Two weeks and I was baptized and have never regretted a second. I know this to be the true gospel of Jesus Christ, the church is set up exactly as He had it here on the Earth while He was here. The gospel has been restored in it's fullness and all we need for our salvation and exaltation are once again known to man. This is the only church that has authority from our Lord to provide a way back to Him. I never believed in the part of marriage that says "til death do we part", in fact I almost didn't get married because of this. But I took a great leap of faith and went ahead and married my sweetheart and was blessed to find this church which also provides for eternal marriage and families. In fact all of our family and extended family can be sealed together for all eternity. I cannot even conceive of another way of life. These are only a very few of the reasons I'm a Mormon. I invite you to come and see for yourselves!

How I live my faith

I have many responsibilites in my current ward that I live in. First and foremost I'm a Visiting Teacher, meaning I have several other sisters (ladies) in the ward that I visit each month to leave a message and check on their welfare. I also am a missionary for the ward, not a full time missionary. I help the full time missionaries with whatever they ask me to do. And my favorite calling is director of our family history library. We have classes each week, Sundays and other days for whoever, member or non member who wants to learn how to do Family History. I have a staff of consultants who help to run the library and teach and help others. I also help with the Sunday bulletin or program. I have served in many callings in the church, from President of the women's group to helping in the nursery. Being camp cook for the summer for the young women for 13 years was a challenge, but a very enjoyable one. As a result of some of these callings I also get to help in our community. Especially with Family History work and missionary work. If we find others in the community in need of something we find a way to help them get it, like housing, food, clothing, etc. Living my Faith is nothing more than living my religion and exerting the true love of Christ (charity).

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Ethel
The Mormon lifestyle is one of the easiest and simplest to live! It's a clean, honest, down to earth lifestyle. We try to keep ourselves clean in every way, physically, mentally, language, thoughts and deeds. Yes, we don't use coffee, tea, alcohol or smoke or use tobacco. But we do use all the animals and plants on the earth as they were meant to be used. Yes, we believe in going to doctors to maintain our health. Part of our belief is don't run faster than you have the strength to do so. Meaning don't get so bogged down you can't keep up with everything in your life. Try to live so you don't accumulate debt. Pay as you go! Great council, especially in these hard economic times. Show more Show less