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Hi I'm Margaret

I am a mother of three teenage sons, wife and stay-at-home medical transcriptionist. Oh, I'm also a Mormon

About Me

 I love being a mom and having a family, but I also like to read and garden. Well, actually the gardening is an excuse that gets me off my office chair and outside for a little R&R. If I had a purse full of money, I'd travel the world, but alas I watch "English movies," as my boys would say, to get my fix.  

Why I am a Mormon

 Given that I was born and raised in Utah, people say that I really had no other road to walk, but I disagree. I had my questions during those formative teenage years, was always careful when sharing my testimony to say, "I believe" and not "I know." Then, post high school, living away from home, I decided that I would study and really pay attention this time when reading the Book of Mormon, asking for its validity when finished. I figured that if the church wasn't true, why would I want to follow all the strict rules when I should be out "enjoying" life. One day, while alone in my apartment, preparing for a reading session, having only read a small portion of the book, I knelt down to pray to ask that I might be focused while I read, and a voice, I kid you not, a literal voice told me to STOP DOUBTING. THE GOSPEL IS TRUE. What? I thought. I haven't even asked the question and I'm not even close to finishing this book. It's too soon for an answer. But the thought came to me that I still had much to learn, to keep going, but to stop doubting and know that the gospel is true. Okay, that's the day when my testimony changed and I started saying, "I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true."  

How I live my faith

I work with the ladies in my church unit. We have been asked to provide 25 twin quilts, 25 pillowcases and 25 tote bags this year for the South Valley Sanctuary, a place of refuge and transition for people who are leaving abusive relationships. We have been fortunate to receive a big bag of fabric remnants and have been cutting this fabric into squares and sewing into quilt tops, adding a sheet back and some batting, plus tying this all together into quilts of love for those who are truly in need. It takes time hundreds of hours, but lots of hands are helping and we enlisted families in a big quilting bee.

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

missionary work. I had the opportunity to serve a full-time mission to Italy, my husband served in Florida/Puerto Rico, my eldest son is currently serving in Oklahoma and my middle son has received a call to serve in Iowa. We have the opportunity to share the Christ's Plan of Happiness to our brothers and sisters throughout the world. There are many people who are asking questions and missionaries have a message to share which will answer those questions. Show more Show less