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Hi I'm Rose

I live in New England and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a rural area of New England where my family were the only Mormons in our town. My mother was a homemaker and my father was in the logging industry. I went out west to college where I met my husband and obtained a degree in teaching. We have since returned to New England and are raising our family in the "mission field". I am an early interventionist teacher working with young children with special needs. I love my job! I am a mother as well and find joy in that most noble role. I love to be active and two of my favorite activities are jogging and playing tennis. I also enjoy reading and being with friends.  

Why I am a Mormon

I have a firm belief that true happiness is found in living God's commandments. Being a mormon or member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been a blessing in my life. I find much joy and peace in living the gospel principles and focusing my life on my family and striving to follow the Lord's example. I know that Heavenly Father knows each of his children personally and hears and answers their prayers. He loves us and wants us to be happy! I believe Jesus Christ to be my Savior, our Savior, and that by following his teachings and trying to be like him, I grow closer to being what he intended me to be. The gospel of Jesus Christ has brought a peace and comfort that I have not found elsewhere. Despite the trials and struggles I may have, and have experienced, I know the Lord is there to comfort me, strengthen me, and to give me guidance.

How I live my faith

 I am an active member of my local ward. I look forward to Sundays and to feeling the Holy Spirit. It gives me the boost I need to make it through the following week. I assist in organizing events, lessons, and activities for the women of the church. Through attendance at church and activities, I have made close associations with other women of my faith and count them as some of my dearest friends. On a daily perspective, I attempt to live my faith by doing those things that will bring me closer to Christ, reading the scriptures, personal prayer, loving and caring for my family, treating everyone as the person they are...a son or daughter of our Heavenly Father. I try to do those things that the Lord would have me to do. 

What is the Relief Society?

Rose
Relief Society is the organization created for women. The first prophet of this dispensation, Joseph Smith, received revelation from Heavenly Father to organize the women to relieve suffering and to give aid to the people of the church and neighbors of their communities. This same organization exist today and is a world wide organization for women. Relief Society's motto is "Charity Never Faileth". The Relief Society does much to educate women of their divine role as women, to bring them and their families unto Christ, and to be a source of support and truth. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Rose
 We believe that the purpose of life is to gain a mortal body and to be tested to see if we will follow God's plan for us. We believe that we exist to be happy, but as in all things, we experience opposition so we may know true joy and righteousness. Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Rose
The Mormon prophet today is Thomas S. Monson. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about family?

Rose
We believe that the family is central to Heavenly Father's plan. We exist in families to be taught from loving parents and one another the way to truth and happiness. Families provide safety, support, and love to one another. We believe that fathers and mothers have divine roles and responsibilities to one another and to their children. We believe families to be eternal and that we continue our relationships with one another after this life. Show more Show less