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Hi I'm Mary

I am a Pennsylvania girl who wants to go everywhere and see everything. I love to volunteer in my community. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a ball of energy always on the lookout for something to transfer my energy into. I am someone who doesn't like to sit still. I know my mind and make decisions quickly and carry them out expediently. I met my husband the day before college started and immediately recognized him as the man I wanted to spend my life with. I spent the next six months convincing him successfully of our perfect compatibility. I married my husband just after my nineteenth birthday, proceeded to finish college, and start a family by age 21. I have four children - one girl and three boys who help to use up my energy. I fill my days doing the things that I love and teaching my children to love them too. I love to learn and explore and we drive to the places I am curious to learn about, mainly by car, and are trying to visit all 50 states by the end of next year. I love to work and create opportunities to work with my children. I am President of our school's PTO, President of our church's children's program, and President of my community's Women's Club.

Why I am a Mormon

From birth I was raised Mormon. I had always believed all the things I had been taught. At age 11 when my parents were going through a divorce I felt totally alone and unloved. In desperation I called my father for guidance to help soothe my broken heart. He made me promise to pray to my Father in Heaven as I had been taught as soon as I hung up the phone from talking to him. I kept my promise to my earthly father and was rewarded with the most intense and loving feeling from my Heavenly Father. I knew more clearly than I knew anything to that point in my life that he was there, listening to my prayers, that he loved me and that he would comfort me and guide me throughout my life. With that memory forever seered into my mind I have often sought my Father in Heaven. The truthful concepts as taught by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints have turned from beliefs to knowledge as I have sought and suceeeded in replicating that same intensity of feeling when I have pondered the doctrines as outlined by the church. Each time I am presented with a belief that Mormon's hold as truth I pray to my Father in Heaven as I did that night when I was eleven. And each time I am rewarded with that same overwhelming feeling of comfort that he is there, that this thing which I have asked him about is true, and that he will always be there to guide me. I am Mormon because I know that this is Jesus Christ's church, that he established in his lifetime, restored once again to the Earth through Joseph Smith.

How I live my faith

I try to live my life according to the teachings that Christ set forth while he lived upon the Earth. I attend church where I daily serve both in official volunteer capacities that are asked of me and unofficially as I look for ways I can help those around me. I am a friend to both the believer and the unbeliever viewing each human as a son or daughter of God. I love to change people's opinions of who we are as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by debunking any negative connotations with my gregarious and silly nature.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Anyone can know if The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true by praying about it. Also you will know that it is true by simply reading the Book of Mormon and praying to God to know if it is also true. Show more Show less