Hi I'm Margaret
In 2009, I was diagnosed with Mantle Cell Non-Hodkins Lymphoma Cancer. My oncologist told me that if I did the strongest chemo in the hospital and bone marrow transplant twice that I may live 3 years. If I didn't do anything I would die within a year. After much prayer, I was guided to know what I needed to do. I know that God is my number one doctor. I am now in remission. Although I chose to go a non-conventional way, I know that He inspires medical doctors and others in order to bless our lives. Many people have helped me through my 4 year cancer journey and I am grateful to be healthy and alive! I have been blessed by personal revelation and I know that God is mindful of me. I love my husband, children and beautiful grandchildren. My husband and I have felt the need to bless other people's lives through founding a non-profit organization to assist people with their medical and health needs.
Why I am a Mormon
I was raised a Mormon, but I was converted by the Holy Ghost. As a young teenager I read and studied the Book of Mormon, then knelt in prayer and asked God if the book was true. The Spirit of God filled my heart and mind and gave me a personal witness of its truthfulness. I also came to know that Jesus is my Savior. Both the Bible and the Book of Mormon are witnesses of Christ. The scriptures have been a tremendous source of strength to me in my life and through my trials. I feel a power as I read and apply the scriptures to my life. I enjoy feasting on them every day.
How has the Book of Mormon brought you closer to God?
The Book of Mormon gives me great strength. I read it every day along with the Bible. As I read, I feel the Spirit and gain power and strength to carry on and accomplish my life's work. I know the scriptures are the word of God.
Which of the Savior’s teachings have influenced you in your life?
I think the power of forgiveness has had great influence in my life. It's often harder to forgive someone who has hurt you than to repent. although both are important Jesus Christ forgave each of us and as we forgive we become more Christlike. It is a principle that is strengthening our family.
How I live my faith
I've often said that "I believe in miracles!" When I got cancer, I was put to the test. I received priesthood blessings and believed that if I trusted in the Lord and followed the promptings, that I would be healed. I was guided to a certain clinic, and was told to study my scriptures an hour a day. I have had a miraculous healing. My faith has been tested and not only have I grown from this experience, but my family and others have been blessed as well. I still believe in miracles!