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Hi I'm Marnee

I'm from a family of ten. My husband and I were married in the Salt Lake Temple. We have two boys. I live by faith.

About Me

I attended college directly after high school and met my future husband there. We married after his mission and had two children while he attended the university. I eventually graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies. Now I work part-time in an elementary school, helping children learn to read.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints at the age of eight. I remember being proud that I kept my eyes closed for an entire prayer when I was confirmed a member of the church that day. Since then, I have realized how much I depend on the inspiration of the Holy Ghost to help me choose to challenge myself. It takes faith, based on correct principles and the love of the Savior, to choose the right when I'm not certain what will happen next.

How I live my faith

I work in Cub Scouting and enjoy it. I also play the organ once each month at church. Delbert L. Stapley said, "If we are not ashamed to live it, then we should not be ashamed to share it." So when I feel impressed to say something close to my heart, I tell myself that overcoming my shyness is an expression of my faith. Then I share my thoughts, come what may.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Marnee
I believed my Father in Heaven loved hs children from lessons I'd been taught since childhood. After many experiences having my prayers answered specific to my needs, I believed he loved me. As a young adult, I was impressed to study a short volume entitled, The Lectures on Faith. It teaches, among other things, about the character of God and his relationship to his children. Understanding the characteristics of a loving Heavenly Father helped me approach personal prayer in a more meaningful way. Through prayer, I understood that He loved me, individually. I learned that His love was not based on anything I had done, or would do. That love has changed my life. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in “eternal life?”

Marnee
We believe that by design Heavenly Father wants us to live in families. Family relationships help us learn about ourselves and give us opportunities to love and serve. These families are meant to be eternal, allowing us to invest in relationships that endure beyond this life. As children of an eternal being, we believe that we have the opportunity to continue to grow and progress eternally, continuing to become like Him, if we choose. Show more Show less