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Hi I'm Molly MacDonald

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up going to christian schools, a catholic school, and a high school that had religious undertones but is not considered a "christian school", as there are students from all over the world. I was sent to BYU-H as a "non-member", by "non-member" parents. It was their way of trying to keep me out of trouble and in a safe environment. Although I spoke to many many missionaries while there, had some great friends and a roommate who set wonderful examples for me, I did not convert until much later in my life. I am a wife, mother, step-mother, daughter, sister, friend, and a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I met the right missionary, at the right place and time in my life, and I was ready to make the lifestyle changes necessary to fulfill my covenants with Heavenly Father. I was not in this place, nor was I ready while at BYU-H. I wanted to be sure about my beliefs, beyond a shadow of a doubt. I wanted to be making the right choice for the right reasons. I wanted to feel confident that I could keep up my end of the bargain, so to speak. I wanted to be a good example to my daughter (I had one at the time). I know we are not perfect as individuals, I knew I would falter. However, I also knew that there was always a way back should I become off track. I have a testimony of the great love that Heavenly Father has for each of us. I know that Jesus Christ was sent to this Earth to atone for our sins. I believe that Heavenly Father knows each and every one of us, our strengths, weaknesses, challenges, trials, and joys. I believe with all my heart that Thomas S. Monson is a living prophet of God. I believe that this church, the teachings of the prophets old and new, and following the guidance given will lead to eternal salvation. I believe that families can be together forever. I believe that there are many people living today who are truly inspired by Heavenly Father and that they come into our lives to give us encouragement, love, patience, kindness, revelations, and even more love. I have personally witnessed and experienced the power of priesthood blessings and have a testimony of them that predates my baptism. I have zero doubt in my mind that I made the right decision to become baptized and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am blessed to have had the love and support of so many, especially during times of duress and trial. I have a testimony of the power of prayer. I know this church is true. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen

How I live my faith

I live my faith one day at a time. I have had times of inactivity since I was baptized. Making major lifestyle changes is challenging at times. It is easy to feel overwhelmed as a brand new member. Heavenly Father does not ask for perfection. He asks for our best, and to live each day anew and try unceasingly to do better. I have been active again for nearly 3 years. I had recently remarried, mentioned in passing to my husband that I really needed to start going to church again and he was welcome to join me if he chose to. Long story short, he started investigating the church while I was out of town, unbeknownst to me. His interest was the impetus for my returning to church. He was baptized a short time later. We try our best to remind each other and set examples for each other of the way in which to live a life worthy of returning to our Heavenly Father. Quite frankly it is easier sometimes than others. Our goal is to be sealed in the temple for time and all eternity.