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Hi I'm Marilyn

I'm a mother, grandmother, elementary school music teacher and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have lived a wonderful life. I have raised 4 children with my great husband, and I've just started a new career teaching elementary school music when most teachers my age are retiring. I've got 9 terrific grandchildren who are smart, beautiful and entertaining! I am learning to play piano and guitar and I play in a marimba band! My life is blessed, and I am a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a young teenager my mother became disenchanted with the church she grew up attending. She contacted friends who were Mormon and they sent the missionaries to our home. I didn't know what a Mormon was, so I was nervous about a possible life change, and when I asked if our family was going to become Mormon, my mother said we only had to go to church with her one time. I was greatly relieved, because that was an easy 'out'! However, the young people at church were so welcoming to me that first Sunday that I decided to go the next week. I've been attending for 41 years now, and I have raised our 4 children in the gospel. Two of them have served missions, all are married in the temple and all 9 grandchildren are being taught the gospel by their parents. I have no greater joy than to see my children (and grandchildren) serve and love our Savior, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

Because I teach music at a local elementary school I am also the director of our school's student choral group. We provide music for many area events and at nursing homes. These activities give me ways to serve in the community, encourage young people to get involved in community activities and get to know other people in our town. I have served on a few community boards and have volunteered to collect food baskets and Christmas gifts for our local women's shelter. Through these activities and contacts my husband has made through his work I have come to know many wonderful people in our community.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

As followers of Jesus Christ, Mormons believe that we are all brothers and sisters. As a mother and grandmother I can tell you that I love each of my children and grandchildren more than I can say. It makes sense that our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love all of us as their children, too, and are happiest when we show love to our "brothers and sisters" no matter where they live or what they believe. It is our duty and blessing to take care of anyone we can in what ever way we are able. Christian service always comes with a great "spiritual payment" in the end, so service always benefits both the server and the served! Show more Show less