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Hi I'm MaryLyne

I'm a grandma triathlete, with 15 grandchildren and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I love being active and doing activities with my husband, children and grandchildren. Actually all of my family, brother, nieces, nephews and with friends who have become family to me. I started running in 1983 with encouragement from my brother, Jerry, who is a professional athlete. I have run several marathons and learned to love participating in triathlons. I have participated along side my children and grandchildren. This has created a bond between us and strengthens are relationships with each other. Together we have hosted community fun runs for 12 years. Including our "Funnest Run In America" every 4th of July. We include a fun run even for toddlers. I have loved sharing this activity with many, and hope to continue for as long as the legs will let me. Recently I participated in the "LOTOJA" bike ride. A 206 mile bike ride from Logan, Utah to Jackson, Wyoming. Besides my family and outdoor activities, my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-Day Saints, is my top priority.

Why I am a Mormon

I am always interested in learning Truth, wherever I can find it. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is True. The Book of Mormon contains messages for me today, and is another witness of the Savior Jesus Christ, besides the Bible. The Spirit of Christ has confirmed this to me. It shapes all aspects of my life and brings me true joy and happiness. When I read the scriptures I hear the voice of my Savior in my heart and mind. It is a truth that cannot be denied. I see the way that living the principles of the gospel of Christ has shaped my children's lives and now my grandchildren. They are truly happy and live productive and fruitful lives because of Christs teachings. I believe in continuing revelation revealed to a prophet of God. Our Prophet, Thomas S. Monson, receives revelation for our day. I have been taught that I can receive revelation for myself and my own responsibilities, and I have done that.

How I live my faith

I try to treat others the way Christ would want me to. I serve where I can, and where the Lord can use me. I volunteer at one of our Temples every week. And have been doing this for 4 1/2 years. I also teach every Sunday some of the youth in our neighborhood.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Temples are sacred, not secret. Just like there is a license to prove that someone can drive a car, a recommend is required to show someone's worthiness to enter the temple. No one is turned away from our chapels. Everyone is welcome. Anyone who would prepare themselves in the proper way can enter into the Temple. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

I believe in the Son of God, Jesus Christ. He is my savior and the worlds savior. Our Heavenly Father sent Him to earth to show us the way to live. To show us how to keep the commandments, how to be baptized (even though He was perfect, he showed us the correct way to be baptized). He willingly gave himself to be sacrificed for our sins, so that we could return and live with Heavenly Father and our families again after we die. It is hard to comprehend the love that our savior, Jesus Christ, has for us. I have felt His love for me, and seen the love that he gives to others. I am so grateful for The Bible and The Book of Mormon that give us His words to guide us in these hard days. It brings me peace to read the scriptures, to know that He is speaking to me through these words. I am also grateful to have a Prophet on the earth today (Thomas S. Monson) that can receive revelation from our savior that can also help us in these turbulent times. I love my savior and I know that He knows me and everyone else personally. Show more Show less