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Hi I'm Marielle

Entrepreneur, wife, mother of three, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an aspiring entrepreneur. I love being a mom and a wife. I enjoy organizing, planning, and learning.

Why I am a Mormon

I have grown up in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but I did not have a solid knowledge that it is God's church until I was a grown woman. I was taught from The Book of Mormon all my life, I had read through it before too. I knew it was good and had helped me in my life. Nonetheless, it wasn't until I took the invitation found in "The Ensign of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints" October 2011 issue, which invited all to study this issue prayerfully and to take it to heart, that I knew without a doubt this book and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was true. It is God's words to us, and His plan for our lives. I did study this magazine cover to cover. I got on my knees and prayed before I read each day. I set aside time to think about, ponder, and mark what it said. Then I prayed more to know if the Book of Mormon was of God. The answer came so powerfully to my mind and my heart, "This is absolutely God's words, it is true." Because God granted me that strong testimony of the Book of Mormon, I know everything else The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints taught is true! Because I know the Book of Mormon is true and teaches these principles, I know I have a loving Father in Heaven. I know He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to set a perfect example and to Atone for my sins. I know if I have faith in Jesus Christ and repent of my sins I can return to live with them again. Because I know the Book of Mormon is true I know God still talks to His children through a prophet today. I know Joseph Smith was a prophet called of God to translate the Book of Mormon and organize God's church again on the earth. I am member of this church because I prayed and asked God if it was true and He answered me that it is true.

How I live my faith

My husband and I are starting a business. We want to dedicate it to the Lord. I know our bodies are gifts from God, and I want to help people take care of their bodies so they can better live their lives. Starting a business is not easy, and we are sacrificing a lot. I choose to stay at home with my young children, and that means putting off comforts that others my age enjoy, namely, a house, a second income, two cars, etc. Right now we drive an old car that barely fits three car seats across and has more rust showing than paint. We live in my in-laws' garage, with my baby sleeping in a workshop attached to it. Most people would say to us, "You're crazy!" They are right: we are crazy about our family, our future, and our beliefs in God. I have seen God bless my life countless times, I know He is mindful of us in our trying circumstances. I can say I am grateful for the many blessings God has and is giving me.