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Hi I'm Martine.

I come from the Channel Islands. I'm a lifelong teacher and learner. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like helping folks and cheering them on. The historic landscape and well-designed artefacts fascinate me. I enjoy artwork, studying for a higher degree, crochet and cookery. Learning and service in the family and community both matter to me. I love simple pleasures like a good country walk or laughing with co-workers and loved ones. Money, time and energy are all precious resources, for use in wisdom and order. In these days of economic ups and downs, I rejoice to know that smiling, appreciating blessings, valuing nature's bounty and creative home-making are all free! Aim high, aim for the best and that way, we clear the fence, minus splinters. Thanks for reading; have a great day! :)

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe strongly in family values. This is a religion that allows me to ask questions and receive candid answers. High standards are good. They affirm our aspirations.

How I live my faith

At work, I'm interested in the views of others and their take on life. At rest, I'm a Temple worker and translate languages. At play, I sketch a monthly newsletter, with spiritual thoughts and recipes.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

A testimony is a warm feeling of truth inside you. It is personal, real and individual. I have a testimony that Jesus is the Christ, that He cares about our wellbeing and watches over us. Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

To know someone, you need to communicate. I feel close to my Heavenly Father when I sing, serve others and pray. Show more Show less

What is the Relief Society?

For me, the Relief Society is a vehicle for women to actively help others and build families. I learnt the most amazing skills through Relief Society: sausage-making and hygiene ("If your hands aren't clean before you start, they will be by the time you finish..." heralding a dash to sinks and nailbrushes!); how to stretch a tin of peaches into family dessert by adding dumplings, how to iron a shirt at speed and learning that each woman has a unique story to share, during spiritual studies and service projects. Show more Show less