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Hi I'm Martha

I am a mother of four and a wife of 17 years. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of four children, ranging from Freshman in high school to a two-year-old. My husband and I met in Utah, but now live where I grew up in the beautiful Appalachian mountains.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a Mormon. My parents were very active as members of the church, both in leadership positions in the church as well as leading us to Christ by teaching us the gospel in our home. However, through an experience I had when I left home, I realized that I needed to know for myself if the Book of Mormon was true. The answer was powerful, and I can not deny that it came from God. I know this is the Church restored by Jesus Christ to the earth today, and that his prophet leads us to follow Him just as the prophets in the Bible and Book of Mormon lead their peoples.

How I live my faith

I love to visit the sisters in our congregation. I have become good friends, something which has been hard for me to do in other areas of my life. It is good to have someone that you are sure shares a common interest, and wants the best for you as you want the best for them. I also work with the children in our congregation. I love to see their happy faces as they learn about our Savior and as they learn that their teachers truly want them to be happy as they grow in the gospel.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

No. We revere him as a prophet, just as Moses or Abraham were prophets for their day. We are grateful for the things he has taught us that lead us to worship our Savior, Jesus Christ, and to understand His plan for us more fully. The only ones we worship are God, our Father, and his Son, Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

The apostles in ancient time were witnesses of Christ's life, death, and resurrection. They carried that witness to the world. The need for that witness continues today. The apostles of today still carry their witness to everyone throughout the world, regardless of status or race, etc. Show more Show less