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Hi I'm Marcie

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Long Beach, CA the daughter of Greek immigrants. I'm a convert to the Church. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am first a foremost a joyful mother and grandmother ("Yia Yia")...and married! I am currently working full-time outside the home in the telecom industry. I love to learn about my heritage, the history of my people, and work on my family's genealogy. I also love writing, reading, cooking and fishing, but mostly just being with my family, immediate and extended.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I grew up in a faith, I was never really taught the doctrine of my church. My religion was based more on traditions than the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Through my sisters conversions, and their family's examples, I desired to have what they had. My step-daughter began attending church, and we saw the light within her begin to grow. We loved the strength of the youth and their moral standards. As the missionaries taught her in our home, we gained a testimony of the Savior, His church and the doctrine. We have been sealed as a family in the House of the Lord, and have since had two miracle sons of our own. There is nothing more important to me in my life than my family. I believe that it is only through the Gospel of Jesus Christ that one can fully understand the importance and the blessings of families here, and in the eternities.

How I live my faith

We look forward to the Sabbath Day where we can attend our meetings and be fed spiritually as well as socially. Our ward family is our extended family. We love and serve one another as needs arise. As a woman in my ward, my companion and I visit teach two sisters monthly and bring a spiritual message as well as our friendship. If there is a need, I assist where possible. Although this is considered a calling, I am not limited to the sisters that I have been assigned to. I know that the Lord wants all his children to love and serve one another. That service extends to all the people in my ward, my neighborhood, and in my family.. Service is a great blessing to me and has blessed my family as well. Currently my calling in the ward is that of Primary President. I have two counselors and a secretary that assist me in teaching and caring for the children in our ward family. I love serving the children. Although we are a lay-church, in that we do not receive payment for our contributions to our ward, I feel that I am rewarded in a greater way than any monetary provisions would provide, by giving my time, love and service to my brothers and sisters. .

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Marcie
Our families provide us with an integral part of the learning process that life provides and the support that is needed to carry us through our journey here upon the earth. We learn to interact, love, serve, and work together. Sharing joys as well as sorrows, is part of family life. We learn the importance of over looking weaknesses and faults, forgiving one another and bonding. This helps us in our lives outside of our families as well, as we learn to get along with others, work side by side and relate to them as a brother or sister. Through the deep and devoted love that we have for our family members, we come to know and understand the eternal bond that we have and just who our Father in Heaven is and how much he loves us. This helps us in times of grief when a loved one is lost. We know that no matter how difficult it is to say good-bye, it is temporary and we can rejoice in the understanding that families are eternal and we will be reunited again someday. Show more Show less