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Hi I'm Carolyn Marie

I grew up in Royal Oak, Michigan, graduated from the University of Michigan, married and reared eight children. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of eight children, the youngest is a senior in high school I have been a stay-at-home mom for 30 years. I graduated from the University of MIchigan with a degree in Political Science. I am a Wolverine! My husband is a computer programmer for the local college. Now that I have some extra time I study English at that college. I enjoy working on my family history and enjoy frugally decorating my home. I like to follow current events and politics. Sometimes I even get involved in a campaign.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I read the Book of Mormon when I was 23 years old and the Holy Spirit witnessed to me that it is true. I appreciate my introduction to the gospel of Jesus Christ from my neighbor who started taking me to her church when I was five years old. I grew up in that church and those wonderful people taught me about Christ's great love for us. I treasure that time of learning. After I read the Book of Mormon and was baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I found the companionship of the Holy Ghost which was something I had always been seeking. When someone is confirmed into our church, they receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost. That gift has given me direction, comfort, knowledge and peace as I have never known before. I continue to learn in a greater way how much Christ loves all of us.

How I live my faith

At present I volunteer at the local Family History Center where the public is welcome to come and use computers and some online databases to research their family history. They may also order and view microfilms from the extensive collection of the LDS church in Salt Lake City. I took a 4-day Family History training and still feel I am just learning. I also serve as a missionary in my home area by meeting new neighbors and welcoming them to the area and to our church, if they would like to come. Local church activities are open to anyone in our area. In addition, once a month I and a partner visit about four female members of our local church congregation to deliver an uplifting message and make sure they and their families are doing well. Sometimes we help those with sickness or misfortune with moral support and service.