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Hi I'm Marci

I was an Army brat. I am a wife and mother of four. I am an elementary school principal and I love being a Mormon.

About Me

In addition to being a happily married mother of four, I am also an educator. Both my husband and I are alumni of Brigham Young University. After many years of teaching music, I am now a principal at an elementary school. I am honored to have been entrusted with the opportunity to lead learning for children and adults. Throughout my life, I have recognized the numerous ways in which the Lord has directed my path and guided me in my decision making. I am grateful for the opportunity to be an instrument in His hands as I serve in my community. Though I am a busy mom, I live life to the fullest and try to have fun in some shape or form each and every day. I treasure motherhood. I am so grateful for the opportunity of raising four wonderful children. Music, prayer, and gospel discussions are at the heart of our home. My husband and I work to build a home where love, peace and contentment flow in order to provide a sanctuary away from the chaotic world. We know the following words from a song we sing in church are true: "Where love is, there God is also. Where love is we want to be....". As our oldest child is serving as a missionary for the church, we feel this love coming full circle. Her love is now inviting others to come unto Jesus Christ. We are grateful to know that our efforts to build a Christ-centered home helped to prepare her to serve a mission and hope that our efforts produce similar results for all of our children.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since I was a child. Though I am not considered a "convert", I believe everyone must be converted so that their testimony of Jesus Christ truly becomes their own. Looking back on my years growing up in the church, I recognize that it is through many experiences with the Spirit of the Lord that I came to know for myself of the truthfulness of the gospel. Over time, as I have exercised faith in the principles of the gospel, my knowledge and understanding have increased. In addition, the hardships in my life in recent years have truly refined me and deepened my knowledge of my Savior. I have come to know Him as He has brought both comfort and inspiration, peace and strength. "I know that my Redeemer lives, what comfort this sweet sentence gives." It is only through Him that I am able to accomplish the things I accomplish. I am grateful to be an instrument in His hands as I reach out to uplift His children.

How I live my faith

My faith is an integral part of who I am. I seek to follow the pattern Jesus Christ set for us when He walked on the earth. Though I live a busy life, reading the scriptures daily and listening to uplifting music and messages keep me centered on who the Lord who have me to be. Like so many others, I have encountered adversities that have required me to turn to the Lord in order to find strength. I have learned to rely on the scripture found in Proverbs 3:5-6: "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths." I do trust in Him. I know He knows me and loves me and provides me with opportunities to learn and grow. He has a plan for my life that is far more than I could dream for myself. Though the growth I experience may sometimes take me out of my comfort zone, I trust in Him to provide a way for me to accomplish the things He would have me accomplish. I am grateful for the strength he provides me as I lean on Him. My faith is at the heart of how I mother. It is at the heart of how I serve in my community. It is at the heart of the teaching that I do at church. I strive to live the Beatitudes as outlined in both Matthew 5 and in the Book of Mormon (3rd Nephi, Chapter 12). It is my goal to stand as a witness of God "at all times and in all things and in all places" (Mosiah 18:9)

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Marci
As in days of old, the prophet of God is called of God. We believe that God continues to speak to man through His prophet, and that he prepares His prophet to fulfill this responsibility. Show more Show less