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Hi I'm Renita

I'm a Wife, Mom, a StepMom, a Grandmother of 17. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in Oregon as a logger's daughter and absolutely love the outdoors! I have been married to my 2nd husband for almost 28 years and we have a yours, mine and ours family of 6 children and 17 grandchildren. I have a Bachelor's Degree from Oregon State University. I just retired after 32 years as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor where I helped persons with disabilities find employment. I love my family and take zillions of pictures of them. I also love to travel, read, go camping and spend time with family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the LDS(Mormon) Church by my parents who were less active so we didn't go to Church all the time. I knew when I was 10 years old that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was the true restored Church of Christ on this earth in these latter days. That testimony grew as I grew to adulthood and continues to burn strong in my soul. I know it is true when I read the Book of Mormon, when I take the Sacrament each Sunday, when I attend the Temple, when I serve Him in my callings at Church and most of all when I say my prayers. We lost my son, Aaron, suddenly when he was 30 yrs old in 2009 due to a undiscovered genetic syndrome. Losing a child is one of the worst pain anyone can ever go through- the pain was so overwhelming that death seems to be the only way to escape the pain. I turned to my Savior in my overwhelming sorrow and grief. He knows our pain and helped me to bear that burden of grief and sorrow. He saved me. My knowledge of Him and my personal relationship with Him through this Church have given me peace throughout the many trials and sufferings of life. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that this Church is true and that I will be with my son again in heaven! I love going to the Temple and our Church is the only Church on the earth that again has temples on the earth. I feel so close to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ when I am in the Temple. It is peaceful and gives us a glimpse of what heaven is like.

How I live my faith

I have had many callings in the Mormon Church. I have been a Cub Scout leader for 12 years. I have taught children on Sundays and been involved in the planning of activities for the children's organization called Primary, I have worked in the Nursery on Sundays. I have worked with teenage girls and taught adult women on Sundays. I have also worked with the missionaries. Sunday is an important day for me. It is the Sabbath of the Lord and I try to keep it holy by attending Church, not working, not watching TV, shopping. I spend time with family, read uplifting things and listen to uplifting music. It is a day of rest which Heavenly Father intended for us and is especially needed in this crazy, busy world.

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Renita
I know that death is not the end. My son, Aaron, died suddenly at age 30. He came to me while I was in the Temple and told me that he was happy where he was at in heaven and to not grieve for him. It must be the happiest place ever because he left a baby son and a wife of 18 months behind here on earth,--for him to say that he was happy. We believe that we will be together after this life with our loved ones and that earth is a school for us to learn and grow. We are here to try to become more like our Savior, Jesus Christ and will continue to progress after we die. Show more Show less