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Hi I'm Mary

I am a sister and a mother. I love folk dancing and traveling. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have three young children. I love to sing. In college I studied philosophy and I have a bachelor's degree in that subject. I also studied physics. Since having young children, I have also developed an interest in biology. My family and I have a vegetable garden, recycle our containers and paper, and do whatever we can to live sustainably. One of my goals is to be more organized, mostly because I want to spend more time playing with my children and learning about the world around us. Before I was married, I traveled a lot outside of the United States. With my husband, I have lived in and traveled to more than half of the states in the country. Some of my favorite places have been in Belgium, the Czech Republic, North Carolina, and Southern California.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was in college, studying philosophy, I studied the Book of Mormon with the same critical eye that I studied my school texts. I was simply amazed at how powerfully the words I read effected me. I was convinced that God loves me, and that He keeps His promises. I was raised in the LDS Church. I already lived a pretty good life, but reading the Book of Mormon helped me learn for myself that Jesus Christ is my Savior and my friend, and that I need to repent. And praying to know about the truth of Joseph Smith's first vision gave me my own, personal, firsthand experience with the Spirit, that Jesus Christ lives and that He speaks to prophets today. That is why I am a Mormon. No matter how difficult it is to improve my life, I know that God will help me if I keep trying. I've been taught that, if I keep the promises that I made to God when I was baptized, I can live forever with Him, and with the people I love. That's a promise worth living for.

How I live my faith

I teach my children about mercy, about responsibility, and about how to be a family. We do what we can to be involved in the neighborhood and community around us. It's a very small world that I live in right now, but in the long term, the values I'm teaching my children will effect more people than I know.