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Hi I'm Mary

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Louisville.

About Me

I am a grandmother for four wonderful grandchilren. I like to walk, sew, work in the yard, and cook. I caregive parttime to my mother and stepfather. I used to bowl, play golf, played the saxaphone in band, and taught hunter safety for the State of Colorado. I like to read, especially my scriptures, and I like to meet people.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Catholic, but one day, my son, came to me and asked me if he could become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Before I could tell him that he could, I wanted to find out for myself just what this "church" was all about. He introduced me to two young men (missionaries, of course). After visiting with them five different times, I finally agreed to let me son be baptized. Before the sixth visit, the missionaries told me that I would have to inquire of God whether or not this church was the true church. I was really skeptical, because all of the other religions that I have investigated told me that theirs was the true church. Now, I was told that I would have to ask God, on my own, whether or not this was the true church of Jesus Christ. Late one night, I got down on my knees, and I did ask God to let me know if this church was His true church. I went to sleep, and I had a dream in which Christ appeared to me and told me that this church would give me all of the tools that I would need to return to Him and Heavenly Father. I would be able to be with the son that died at the age of three, and all of my family would be able to gain eternal life. I was told that families could be together forever. It has been 27 years since I have joined the church. My life is one of trials, but also one of great peace. I don't know what I would have done or where I would be now without the gospel in my life. I am so greatful to the Prophet Joseph Smith (remember Moses was a prophet. We speak of him, but we don't worship him). I believe in Jesus Christ, God our Heavenly Father, and The Holy Ghost. I challenge you to seek the truth for yourself, and I know that you will find peace and contentment too.

How I live my faith

I have the calling to be a visiting teacher. Once a month, my companion and I are responsible for visiting three other member sisters. We check to see that they have the necessities of life. How their families are doing. How their health is. If they have any problems, may we be of service. If they are ill, can we bring in a meal, or do some other act of kindess for them. Do they need help with their children--getting back and forth to school or needing rides to any activities. We just try to be of service in any way we can. I have had other callings over the years, but this is probably the one I have loved doing the most.

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Moses was a spiritual leader in the Old Testament, and was also a prophet of God. President Monson is the spiritual leader and a prophet of God in our church today. Why would God leave us without a prophet in this day and age when there is so much evil in the world. Were our ancestors more in need of a prophet then than we are now? Show more Show less