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Hi I'm Marie

I grew up in NY. I am a convert to the LDS church. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, my name is Marie. I am a native New Yorker who has been living in Arizona for the last 25 years. I married my high school sweetheart 37 years ago. He is still my best friend. We have two daughters, and two granddaughters that have helped to make my life amazing! I love to quilt, to read, and to scrapbook. Fall is my favorite season, and I love snow! (Unfortunately, there is no fall or snow in AZ!) I am a diabetic, so I am learning tai chi, and I ride my bike for exercise. I am never bored! And I am a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

My husband and I were both raised Catholic, so we were married in an exquisitely beautiful Roman Catholic Church in Upstate NY. We were 20 years old at the time – just babies! Three years later, we became parents. We felt that our church experience wasn’t giving us what we needed: a sense of family, and friends. We attended a Moravian church in our area, but when we moved to another city, there were no Moravian churches nearby. So we began to attend a Lutheran church. A few years later we found ourselves living in Connecticut. Two Mormon missionaries came to our door. I invited them in, and they told me what they believed, and began to talk to me about Jesus Christ and His Gospel. I had an undeniable confirmation in my heart that what they told me was true. I couldn’t wait to hear more! Soon I was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

How I live my faith

Being a Latter Day Saint has been a life changing experience. In many ways I’m still the same old me. I still make mistakes and poor choices, but I know that I can repent and be forgiven through the merits of Jesus Christ and His Atoning Sacrifice. I try to live worthy of His Spirit’s companionship by keeping the commandments, reading the scriptures, attending Church, and living with more integrity, more kindness, more service, and more compassion. Life is truly good!