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Hi I'm Maureen

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in New South Wales, Australia I have 6 children and 22 grandchildren and presently work as a midwife.

About Me

I was born in New South Wales, and as a teenager moved to Cairns, and there joined the church and took up nursing which was very rewarding. I am the mother of six beautiful children and they are all grown up now with children of their own. I love my 22 grandchildren and enjoy spending time with them when I can in my busy schedule working as a midwife. I also I enjoy my work as a midwife, being there with women, getting to know them and their needs through their pregnancy and guiding them through the childbirth experience and the transition into motherhood. I love spending time with my husband and we share many experiences together, we go out old time dancing twice a week and when I retire we intend to travel to see Australia and overseas. We have known each other for 25 years since I moved to Brisbane after going through divorce and have now been married nine years. We were married in the Sydney Temple for time and all eternity. Yes, we know that this life is but a short time of our eternal existance and this life is the time we learn, grow, experience and prepare to meet God. Families are forever and the only thing we can take with us when we leave this mortal existance is our families and our knowledge, therefore, study and gaining as much knowledge as we can here on earth is also necessary.

Why I am a Mormon

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all ways achnowledge him, and he will direct thy paths." (Proverbs 3:5-6). This scripture has influenced me throughout my life, from childhood through adolesence and into adulthood, facing many challanges and trials along the way. I was brought up as a christian and so always had faith in God, and prayed in times of need. I felt insecure as an adolescent, and continually prayed for guidence asking the Lord to "Show me the way." I was guided and introduced to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at age sixteen and was later baptized. This decision has helped me continuously throught my life. Our journey through this life is not always easy, and we must face trials and challanges to help us grow and become who we are. I know that my Redeemer lives and and that Heavenly father created a beautiful plan. We all have our agency and the choices we make now will influence the rest of our life and our life into the eternities. I

How I live my faith

My motto in life is 'to be in the world , but not of the world.' We are constantly exposed to so much violance and immorality that is is so hard to stay on track. The scriptures foretold of our day, and said that good would be seen to be evil and evil would be seen to be good, and as I look around at the world, it's obvious that this is the case. I strive to be the best that I can and understand everyone has their own beliefs and opinions. I enjoy working with women in my community through work, and other social events. As a mother of six I encouraged love of the gospel and love one another. We spent quality time on weekends together as a family, picnics down the beach and freshwater swimming and riding over the river rapids on tyre tubes. Today, I enjoy taking the grandchildren to the lagoon in the summer months, and they really love the time we share together. I always taught the children of good work ethics and that life is not a free ride. As a single mother I never relied on the government to support me, but was self reliant studying and working to support my children. They didn't have the luxuries that children have today, but they were well clothed and never went hungry. In the time I have been a member of the church I have had many opportunities to teach children of all ages, ranging from toddler to adults and I found this very rewarding. Many of those that I taught as young children are now grown and married with children of their own. I now have the opportunity to teach their children as well. Yes, I am thankful for the gospel in my life, for Heavenly fathers plan of happiness, to know that families can be together forever.