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Hi I'm Mary Nell

I'm a Mormon, a convert, a teacher, a mother, and a grandmother.

About Me

I am a mother of 5 children and the grandmother of 13. I am also a public school teacher. I have been married to an incredible man for over 40 years. We have 10 tortoises...9 desert tortoises and 1 box turtle who thinks that he is a desert tortoise. The largest one is an African Spur-thigh from the Sahara Desert. My very favorite pasttime is walking dogs in the rain and coming home and drying out in front of a toasty fireplace. I also love beagles, poetry, folk music, baking cookies, and spending time with my family. I enjoy writing stories of my childhood, and have had several published. My life is good!

Why I am a Mormon

I became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was 17 years old and a Junior in Highschool. At that time, most of my family had passed away. I joined this Church for several reason...the main one being the promise of the blessings of Eternal Life with my family. This gave me great hope that I would see, and live with my family again. I try to live my life so that I will be worthy to do so. I love this Church. Living its principles has brought me great happiness.

How I live my faith

My goal is to live my life as an example to others...through kindness, giving, and sharing. For many years I have served the young women in this Church. I have tried to make a difference in their lives, through lessons and by being an example. I have received and saved notes and other correspondences from many of these young women. I treasure them. It is my hope that I have touched their lives and the lives of others for good.

Are Mormons Christians?

Mary Nell
I have been asked this question many times. Each time I am surprised by it. I always answer in the same way. Of course we are Christians. Our Church is named the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Jesus Christ is the center of this Church. Some people are surprised by this. Show more Show less