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Hi I'm Raewyn Maire

I've been a Mormon all my life.

About Me

I'm from the beautiful country of New Zealand and have lived here since birth. I'm a wife, mother of four, grandmother of thirteen and my family is the most important thing in life to me. I've worked in administration positions for quite a few years and am presently enjoying once again being a homemaker especially spending time with my grandchildren. Although I have some significant health problems that prevent me from doing some activities, my life is very full and I'm so grateful for a wonderful husband and family that help keep me focused on what's important.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were baptised into the Mormon church a few years before I was born. My parents have been a wonderful example to me of what true Christianity involves and what blessings come from living righteously. I just love the life that being a member of the Church gives me. I have always known that this Church is the true Church. However, during my latter teenage years I attended a regional youth conference, where many youth enjoy lots of activities and also spiritual upliftment, and it was during this time that the Spirit truly witnessed to me the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I have never doubted it since and am so grateful that I have been able to rear my family in the Gospel and it gives me great joy to see them all enjoying the blessings of membership in the Church.

How I live my faith

I have played the piano for Church meetings for most of my life and really enjoy being able to be of service in this way. I love music and the joy it brings to my heart. Presently I'm playing the organ for our Sunday Sacrament meetings and I also play the piano for the meetings where the women of the church meet. I'm assisting playing the piano for the young children as they prepare for their presentation later in the year in our Sacrament meeting. I'm also the historian for our local church area and enjoy serving others where I can.

What do Mormons believe happens after we die?

Raewyn Maire
We were so very sad when our very special eleven year old grandson died in 2009. He suffered from life threatening asthma from birth and was often in hospital. He caught a virus which attacked his heart causing it to go into a dangerous rhythm, which eventually stopped his heart. Every attempt was made to save him but to no avail. The night he died, I thought I might die too - I was so overcome with grief. I was grieving not only for him but for our daughter and her family too. I received enormous comfort from my family and friends, especially those in the church and the outpouring of love and support was indescribable. However, the most comfort I received was my knowledge that I absolutely knew that we would see him again in the next life and that our family would be together forever in the eternities. I was also comforted to know that our grandson would be free from his health problems and be able to have peace. Even though I miss him terribly, I know he is happy and with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I feel his spirit around me often. I know with total conviction that the Lord has unconditionally supported all of our family through this trial and continues to do so daily. Show more Show less