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Hi I'm Marie

I'm a daughter, wife and mother. I'm a sister and a friend. I'm a volunteer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am proud of my Italian heritage. My father immigrated to the United States to have more opportunities available to him. I love our culture, history and food. I am the only member of the LDS Church in my family. I enjoy the simple things in life, being outdoors, hiking on a mountain, listening to the wind and a good rain. I appreciate my husband and daughter as the greatest blessing in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I was curious and observed people at my office who said they were "Mormon" . I learned that their church had missionaries. When I saw two sister missionaries in my apartment parking lot I approached them. I asked if they would like to visit with me sometime as I had questions about their church. I did not realize at the time how excited they were to be invited into my home. They were anxious to share with me and came over right away. They left a copy of the Book of Mormon with me and asked me to read it. I attended church with the missionaries every week. I learned that there was a prophet on the earth and listened to him at General Conference. I was introduced to the Plan of Salvation. I was taught that Joseph Smith restored the gospel to the earth - that he prayed to know which church to join and received an answer to his prayer. I too was praying to know - and in time that answer came - I was baptized almost 30 years ago.

How I live my faith

I currently volunteer in an organization for women in my ward. In the past I have volunteered with the teenage girls. I have enjoyed seeing these young women prepare themselves to join our women's organization. Young and old, single and married women - we come together to strengthen each other. We visit each other and share our trials and triumphs together. When we do this we become more united. We realize that we are not alone. We are a force for good as we strive to be His hands and do His work - to love each other as He loves us.