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Hi I'm Margie

I grew up in Seattle, Washington and have lived in the west all my life. I am a Mormon and I want you to know why.

About Me

I am a college graduate, mother of six children, and grandmother of six grandchildren. I chose to be a full-time stay-at-home mother after marrying and bearing our first child. I have been married to my husband for 35 years, and I look forward to being with him for all eternity! I love choral music and have directed several church choirs over the years. I also love foreign languages and cultures and am hoping in the near future to go on multiple Church missions abroad with my husband. We have studied Russian together and are learning Portuguese.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was blessed to be born and raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I continue to actively practice this faith because of the total well-being it brings to my soul. I know who I am in relationship to Deity, I know what is expected of me by God, and I find great peace and joy in living what has been shown and taught by Jesus Christ. If I am faithful and endure well to the end of my mortal life, I know that I will be blessed to return to God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ, there to live with them and my beloved family forever.

How I live my faith

Since age 12, I have been able to serve in church callings, particularly working with elementary school-aged children. There is nothing like looking into the eyes of children eager to learn and live truth, and sharing what you KNOW through study, faith, and life experience. I have done this for over 4 decades, as a teacher, song leader, and administrator in the Church's organization for children, the Primary. I have also taught classes about the scriptures to high school students and adults and have loved sharing truth and interacting with them. You can't serve people over and over without growing to love them, and I truly have come to know and love thousands of people! One opportunity that is still dear to my heart was to be a volunteer mentor/tutor to a refugee family from Africa. I worked with them almost daily for 4 1/2 years, and I felt like the children were my own. What a God-sent blessing that experience was for me and for my own family! I am so grateful to know people from many backgrounds; I have learned so much from them. We are all God's family on earth!

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

I love the phrase, "We came here, not to see through each other, but to see each other through." As I said before, we are all God's children. We came here to earth to gain experience and to prove our ability to make wise and good choices about how to live. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the pattern to follow to make us happy in this life. I am not perfect in living it, but I know that when I do so, I feel peace and the love of the Savior for me. My greatest desire is to return to live with Him and God the Father, but I don't want to go alone. I am here to help others also find the joy of following the way of the gospel. That includes my family, neighbors, associates, and strangers I am blessed to meet. I want to see all of us return to live with our Heavenly Father and to experience eternal joy and progress. Show more Show less