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Hi I'm Margaret

I grew up in California and studied Marine Biology in college. I love to explore my environment. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

On our honeymoon, my husband and I saw hundreds of killer whale having a 'family reunion'! It was a wonderful experience--we were alone on the beach of a remote island in the Peuget Sound. After the main group passed by, a family of three whales turned around and swam back in front of us and put on a show just for us! It made me feel like the Lord was saying, "I know you love my creations!"

Why I am a Mormon

Thankfully, I have always had an instinctive faith in Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father. This has brought me great joy, especially as I enjoy the world around me. Truth is very important to me. I believe that through the influence of the Holy Ghost I have been able to discern truth in both religeous belief and everyday life. As values and doctrines are debated in society, I can clearly see what is of God and what is not. For this I am very grateful! I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints embodies all the doctrines and covenants Christ set forth. If I am faithful, I know that Christ's example and His church will lead me back to my Father in Heaven. That is why I am a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving others. Currently, I have the challenge and privilege to work with the young women--ages 12 to 18--in our congregation. The challenge is to funnel their energies into activities that will teach them leadership skills, life skills, and gospel principles. Service opportunities are a great way to get them past only thinking of themselves, and consider how they can apply what Jesus taught in loving and helping others. The privilege lies in the realization that these are young lives that will have bright futures if they learn to turn to the Lord as their guide.

What is being a Mormon like?

Margaret
In New Orleans, being a member of the Mormon Church meant that you were NOT left behind in the path of Hurricane Katrina. Each member is known, loved, and watched over by their Bishop and other members of their congregation. Love and service are the over-riding principles in the Mormon Church. Show more Show less

What is the First Vision?

Margaret
The First Vision is the opportunity God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ took to offer proof to humankind of their literal existence. As a young boy, Joseph Smith, Jr. found himself confused about which church God would want him to join. This was because each church preached from the Bible, yet they had conflicting doctrines. As he studied the Bible for himself, he read in James 1:5 "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him." Joseph was determined to pray and ask God. When he did, God the Father and Jesus Christ personally appeared to him! He was called by God to dispel the doctrinal confusion by restoring the Church of Jesus Christ in its fullness. As a result of the First Vision and the restoration of Christ's church, the true nature of God can be understood! Show more Show less