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Hi I'm Mary

I am a stay at home mom. I homeschool my kids. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in California, the last child of a large family. I went to college to a couple of different LDS church colleges, went on a mission to Peru and worked in many different types of jobs from physical therapy to accounting. I have been married for almost 24 years. Not able to have children for about 10 years, we adopted our daughter as a baby 14 years ago. We were surprised with our son who was born 15 months later! Now we have our girl and our boy and are very happy with our family. I stopped working outside our home once we had children so that I could spend my time with them. I now homeschool our children which has been a very rewarding experience.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the LDS church. Both my parents were members. However, that is not why I am a Mormon today. I have had many personal experiences during my life that have helped me to value my membership of this church. I have felt my Heavenly Father's love while trying to live the standards of the church. I know that we have a prophet now days that can help guide and direct us. I am so grateful to a Heavenly Father that loves us and wants to help us to live a happy life that we can be proud of. He has given us a prophet, scriptures, prayer and teachers to help live that kind of life. The more I live the standards of the gospel, the closer I feel to Him. I can't imagine trying to raise my children without the benefit of the gospel and it's teachings. It has made parenthood so much easier.

How I live my faith

I was taught from an early age that it was important to do my part in helping in the church. I have worked a lot with the youth of the church for many years. In the church, we have a program for children from ages 3-11. I have worked in that program as a teacher, a leader, a chorister on Sundays and a Cubmaster for Cubscouts. I loved working with the kids, especially while my children were that age. I am now working in the youth program with the young women who are ages 12-18. I enjoy this immensely and love helping to plan and participate in the activities for these girls. I have also worked in the leadership with the women in our church, but I must admit that I enjoy working with the youth more. I work some with the scouting program still and love it. As I mentioned earlier, I went on a mission to Peru that lasted for 1 1/2 years. That was a time that I will always cherish.

Are Mormons Christians?

I have always thought this to be a very silly question. To me, being a christian means that you believe in Christ. The actual name of our church is "The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints". Doesn't that show right there that we believe in Christ? We believe that Jesus is our Savior and that He died for each of us because of His great love for us. We believe it is only through Him that we can return back to Him and our Heavenly Father after we die. We believe that it is through our daily words and deeds that we show our love to Him. We try to live lives that will make us worthy to live with Him again. I am very grateful to my Savior and I want to be able to return to him as a honorable daughter of God. Show more Show less