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Hi I'm Marvia Hall

I'm a Massage Therapist. I love natural, alternative ways to healing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the "wine country" of Northern California. We were one of the few conservative families in a more liberal community. But that never seemed to be a problem. We were tolerant and accepting of others differences and I found we received the same respect. I loved the community I lived in because I learned I could stand strong and alone but not really be alone because of the support I received from my friends. From a young age, I had a love for helping people and an interest in how herbs and whole foods help a person heal. I went to Massage School. I've had a massage practice for 11 years now. I have continued my education in body work and alternative medicine. I love using essential oils and herbs for healing. It has blessed me and my family. My husband and I have 4 children. We strived to be prayerful about the spacing of our children and for whatever reason, our children came one at a time but very close to each other. Our 4 came in 5 years. I am home with our children (I do massage just a couple nights a week) and find the challenge of raising our children a blessing and a refiners fire. They will make me a better person whether I like it or not! I'm grateful to have the opportunity to love and nurture my children and those I serve in my massage practice.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a LDS family. When I was 4 years old, I had an opportunity to meet the Prophet Ezra Taft Benson. When my family was next in line to meet the Prophet, he looked into my eyes and smiled. The Holy Spirit poured over my little body and filled my soul with the knowledge that this man spoke with God and was truly a prophet. That was my first memory of feeling the spirit. Throughout my childhood I had more opportunities to feel the spirit prompt me to pray, read the scriptures, to share my beliefs with my friends. When I was 15, I just went through the motions of practicing my religion. I believed what I was taught, I felt grateful for the Gospel but I don't know if I was convicted to living it with full purpose of heart. So I asked myself two questions; first: Do I believe this church is the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ? Second: If I do believe it, will I live it? At that moment, I knew I believed it and I committed myself to live it with all my heart. I spent 18 months serving the Lord as a full-time missionary in the Billings Montana Mission. Prior to my mission, I prayed to know whether or not I should go on a mission. Well, 4 years of fasting regularly, praying, attending the temple and studying the scriptures, I received a witness that the Lord wanted me to serve a mission. Hindsight, I'm so grateful for the time it took to receive that answer. In learned to trust the Lord and follow His spirit. I have come to know and believe with all my heart that the Book of Mormon is true (as is the Bible), that Joseph Smith was a Prophet called to restore Christ's church to its fullness. Thomas S. Monson is the Prophet called to lead us today. I'm grateful to be sealed to my husband in the temple and that our family will be eternal. I know that when we seek the Lord and ask in faith, He will lead and guide us to the answers we desire to know and in the process we will be stronger and better from the experience.

How I live my faith

I'm grateful to belong to a church that provides opportunities to practice my faith. First and foremost, we are counseled and encouraged to center our home around Christ. On a daily basis, my young family prays together, reads scriptures today, discuss Gospel principles that bless lives. We find ways to serve our neighbors and friends. Our hope is to be a family firm in our faith in Jesus Christ. Within our church congregation (our "ward"), I serve the youth in Sunday School. I teach the 15-17 year olds. I could teach this group forever. I've seen many youth prepare for missions, get married and now having children. It's a blessing to see these youth practice living the Gospel from what they learn from studying the scriptures. I'm also a visiting teacher in our women organization (Relief Society). I am able to serve women from church and bless them with a spiritual message and help them with anything they may need. I also am serving in the Stake Young Women Presidency. I'm the secretary. I help assist the presidency in planning activities for the young women in the our Stake (group of wards within a geographical area). I am able to visit the Young Women groups and teach them. It is such a blessing for me to be able to serve the youth. They are extraordinary. I'm honored to learn from them.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Marvia Hall
How can you know if Mormonism is true? First, you must have a desire. Second, you must study what Mormons believe in. Study the Book of Mormon, learn from the missionaries and pray about what they have taught you. As you become feel the Holy Spirit, you were be able to distinguish the feelings of joy, love and peace and possibly feel a strong confirmation from the spirit that what you are learning is true. Those feelings from the spirit will continue to grow as you practice living the principles that you learn from the missionaries and by continuing to study the scriptures and pray. It begins with a sincere desire and sincere, heart felt prayer. From my experience in my own life and when I served as a missionary, whenever a person follows this pattern, they will come to know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true. This same pattern helped me gain a testimony of Mormonism as well. Show more Show less