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Hi I'm Marinda

The best thing about my life is that I know truth and accept Jesus Christ as my savior. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to read, write, sing, and help others. I married my husband in 2009 and we are both working full-time. We bought a beautiful home and one of our favorite ways to spend our time and resources is in improving it for our future use. Our greatest struggle up to this time has been to wait patiently for the Lord to bless us with children. I feel much like a Hannah or Rachel or Elisabeth from the Bible in my inability to conceive. The pain is very real to me and having their examples in the scriptures has given me strength and a sense of sisterhood to these mothers of prophets. I have learned to lean on the Lord and the healing power of His atonement because of all that I have experienced. I am grateful for my membership in His church.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe that God loves His children as much today as He did in biblical times. I believe that He has called a prophet today to speak to us and tell us His will. I believe in miracles and angels and heavenly visions. I have gained a testimony of our Redeemer, Jesus Christ, through the power of the Holy Ghost. I have felt and experienced the power of the truth in my heart. I know that there is nothing in this world that can bring me peace of mind and true happiness unless it is part of the gospel of Jesus Christ...part of Heavenly Father's perfect plan to bring us home to Him. Truly all good things come from God. I am a Mormon because I worship Him.

How I live my faith

I am currently a teacher in a class for new members and investigators or people thinking about joining the church called Gospel Principles. I teach the basics of what we believe and why we do what we do. I love the class as it helps me to meet new people and to share my love for the Lord.

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

Faith in Jesus Christ helps us to desire to gain attributes that He exemplifies. Such attributes include meekness, humility, willingness to forgive, etc. These attributes will then bless us in all of our relationships, whether in the family or with friends. Show more Show less

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Anyone can participate in the Mormon Church as long as they are willing to live by the standards or guidelines for living that will be taught during visits from the missionaries. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

No. We worship the Lord. We appreciate what Joseph Smith did for us...as you might appreciate an important historical figure that liberated your country...but we do not worship him. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Our church services are 3 hours long, with an hour devoted to a meeting called Sacrament Meeting, an hour toward Sunday School, and an hour toward meetings held for children, youth, and adult men and women. Anyone can enter a Church building and join our meetings. Please come! Show more Show less

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

The power of God combined with the faith and sacrifice of the members of the Church. Show more Show less

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

The Church believes that marriage is ordained of God and is defined as the legal and lawful union of a man and a woman. No other sexual relation is condoned by God. The Church does encourage respect where other viewpoints are held and a peaceful discussion on topics regarding homosexuality and same-sex unions in all communities where it's members live. Show more Show less