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Hi I'm Marlene

I'm a Mormon. I am a mother of 6 and a grandmother of 24. I am currently working on family history.

About Me

I grew up in a family of 4 children, and was a typical active child. At age two, I slipped into an irrigation ditch full of water. Due to the impressions of my mother, and her activily looking for me she summoned my uncle to rescue. Fortunately, there was little harm done, and I have lived a long life full of many other trials and happy experiences. I graduated from college with a teaching certificate, and taught one year of kindergarten. I married shortly after graduating from college and through the years we had 6 children which included a set of twins--double joy. I learned to sew at an early age, and have enjoying making many dresses for myself and my daughters. My husband and I have designed and built 5 homes. That has been very satisfying to design and see to completion a lovely home for our family. It has also been a lot of work, but worth it. We have lived in several different locations of the United States, giving us the opportunity to met and and be friends to many people. I have also been involved in teaching classes on self-improvement and skills for life, and serving in many capacities in the church.

Why I am a Mormon

I come from a family whose great grandparents joined the church in the early days of the organization of the church. They have left a lasting legacy of faithful membership and testimony by their continued pressing forward despite persecution, lose of children, extreme hard work, and ever striving to teach their children and be a good example of Christlike lives. The teaching of my parents, church leaders, and teachers in the early days of my childhood have left a lasting impression upon my soul of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Through reading the scriptures, prayer, in studying the life of our Savior, and his gospel, I realize more and more the importance of our Savior's atonement, in being loving, humble, patient, sacrificing the ways of the world to truly be happy in a world of confusion, doubt, and uncertainty, and to be forgiven of my sins and foolish mistakes. My life has also been one of service to my family, and serving in many church callings. In serving, I have come to appreciate the uniqueness of all of Heavenly Father's children, realizing we are all his children and that he loves each one individaully, and has a beautiful plan for all of us to return home to his presence. How glorious to know who we are and that we are made in his image, and have the potential to became like him, if we choose to do so.

How I live my faith

All my life I have participated in service in the church. As a child, I attended the youth programs, and learned about Jesus Christ and his mission here on the earth. As a teenager, I had great fun in learning to dance, choosing to participate in plays, speech contests, dance festivals, and continued to learn more about the gospel of Jesus Christ. As an adult, I have been called to serve as a teacher, a drama director, a leader in the young children programs, the teen age youth groups, the woman's Relief Society organization, and in singing in the choir. I have also served with my husband in the local area as a missionaries. I am have served as a fill time missionary in the employment resource services I have enjoyed most of all teaching and nourishing my children and grandchildren, and sharing many different experiences with my husband and feeling the influence of the spirit of the Lord in my life and in the lives of my family. We have been guided by the Lord in decisions we have made, meeting the challenges of illness, care giving to my parents and husband, rejoicing in our children serving missions, finishing college, choosing to be married in the temple, and of course welcoming grandchildren into our family. Prayer, scripture, family home evening, camping trips, building our homes, attending BYU, family reunions, and service in the church has been my life. Thanks be to the Lord for his guidance and direction, it has been a life of satisfaction and joy. I am a Mormon.

What do Mormons believe about "eternal life?"

Eternal life is living God's life with our Heavenly Father. The purpose of our life here on earth is to learn of our Heavenly Father and his plan for us to gain experience, make choices in following the commandments he has given us, and through priesthood authority receive sacred ordinances. As we do so, with the grace extended to us from our Savior Jesus Christ, we can return to live eternally with our Heavenly Father. Because of the atoning sacrifice of our Savior Jesus Christ and the gift of the resurrection, it is with great joy that I can anticipate living with my family and loved ones eternally. Show more Show less