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Hi I'm Marissa

I have lived in Australia all my life. I am a full time Mum & wife and I love it!! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi :) I grew up on the Gold Coast in Queensland. After completing year 10 I left high school and pursued a career in Pharmacy. At 19 I married my sweetheart (whom I had met on a LDS chat site) and the rest they say is history! 9 years later we are still happily married with 3 beautiful children, our youngest being 5 months old. I am a stay a home Mum and enjoy anything crafty! Scrapbooking, interior design, sewing and baking you name it, so whenever i'm not cleaning or running after my kids you will either find me in my craft room or the kitchen :) I have a keen interest in photography and would like to travel the world one day and photograph my journey along the way. I also enjoy reading and catching up with my friends. When my children are older i'd like to go back to school and study Medical Imaging, I find x-rays, ultrasounds etc so very interesting. My family is my life, they will always be first in everything I do. I try to spend as much time as I can with my Husband & kids... they are my best friends and understand me perfectly despite my short-comings. My favourite quote says "Having a place to go is home, someone to love is family, having both is a blessing" I feel truly blessed...I love my life :)

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into "Mormonism" so I was taught all the basic beliefs when I was just a child. As a youth (and as most teenagers do) I became slightly rebellious and wanted to see what the world had to offer me. It didn't take me long to realise that all the things that I had been taught as a child were true!! It is only after I had been through the refiners fire and experienced trials in my life that I really became to rely upon my testimony, and the basic principles of the Gospel. Only then did my faith in Jesus Christ grow exponentially and I gained a testimony of my very own which continues to grow even now. There are so many lost people in this world who do not know who they are, where they are going and what they are to become. I love that within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints we are all taught that we are children of God, that he has a plan for us here on Earth and one day we can live with him again together as families. It gives such a feeling of comfort, peace and love. It really helps to put things in an eternal perspective ...that there is more to life than the everyday grind, that we can strive to be a little bit better each day and knowing that a loving Heavenly Father & his son Jesus Christ are there to help us every step of the way!!

How I live my faith

Living as a Mormon is an everyday effort! It is not merely attending church once in a blue moon. We pray everyday both as individuals and as families, we try to be examples to those around us by actively living the gospel standards, we read scriptures (both the Bible & Book of Mormon) and we strive to help those in need. My responsibility on a Sunday is to assist overseeing 'Primary' which is a Sunday School program for children aged 18 months to 11 years old. My position is unpaid, I plan a lesson (once every 3 weeks) to present to 40 children. It can be a challenge sometimes but the effort is so worth it! The children have such sweet, innocent spirits and when they talk about how much they love Jesus Christ it makes me feel I am doing my part. It's been great for my own development too, I have learnt valuable teaching & organisational skills which I can use in other areas of my life. My children love attending, they receive a lesson on a particular topic (eg: forgiving others), they sing songs, play games, interact with other children & also receive assignments to participate in various things. For my children this is a great social way of learning about Jesus Christ and his church and is also fantastic for their self-esteem and confidence.