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Hi I'm Marie

I am a mother, wife, daughter, friend. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of 4 lovely children. I have been married to the love of my life, for almost 18 years, and everyday grows more sweet. My husband and I own and operate 2 small businesses. He works hard so that I can stay at home with our family. I home school our children. My oldest child is 16 and is entering his 2 year of college. I love to read, my favorite book is Jane Eyre, closely followed by To Kill a Mocking Bird, and The Hiding Place. I love to cook, sew, and crochet. I enjoy working on cars with my boys, and seeing how things work. I like to try to fix things that are broken, and make them work again. I do not like to see things going to waste. I like to garden, but I kill more plants than I keep living! I love to catch a toad, or a lizard, and see my children smile when I open my hands!

Why I am a Mormon

I have had the teachings of the Gospel in my life for as long as I can remember. I recall many times, feeling the influence of the Holy Ghost prompting me, and guiding me. It was not until around the time I graduated from High School, that I really began to think about what I wanted in life and what I really believed. It was then that I read The Book of Mormon, cover to cover, for the first time. When I came to the end, I prayed, like I had never prayed before, and I felt that it was true. No visions, no dreams, just felt it in my heart... All the experiences that I had up to that point, were all foundations pieces for what I now knew to be true. I committed myself to try to follow the plan God had for me. Over the years, as I have re-read The Book of Mormon, my foundation grows more solid. Life is not always easy, and sometimes it feels like we are all alone, but I have learned, that is not the case. In times when I have felt there is no one else who could understand, no one else who knows my pain, I am reminded, very vividly, that there is One. He has always been there to help me stand up and brush myself off. He has always been there to heal my wounds. He will always be there if I call upon him, with a humble heart.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday, and it begins in my home. I work hand in hand with my husband, to teach our children to be honest, to work hard, and to love their God, and their fellow man. I teach them to pray. We read scriptures together every day. I show them how to serve others. I love Sundays, not only because I get to attend church and partake of the sacrament, but it is when we often bake a treat and pick neighbors and friends who could use some cheer, and take them a special surprise. If there is one thing I have learned, a key to happiness, it is this...love your neighbor, and serve them, including and especially those that may have offended you. I teach this to my children everyday. We serve each other in our home and search for those outside our home who are in need. I have never done anything news worthy. What I have done is, everyday I try to help someone. Everyday I feel myself grow. Everyday I feel as if I am a little bit closer to my Father in Heaven. Everyday I am a little more thankful that I have been given a wonderful family who loves me, and will be mine for eternity. Everyday I understand a little bit better who my Savior is, and why I so desperately need the power of the atonement in my life. Everyday, I try to be a better person than I was the day before.