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Hi I'm Maralee

I've lived in Colorado, California, and France with my husband and 4 children, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My favorite thing to do is to travel. I love learning about different places and cultures. I also love playing sports, especially basketball, volleyball, tennis, and skiing (water & snow). When I have a quiet minute, I enjoy reading. As a family we look forward to camping, hiking, boating, and watching each others games/events. I recently renewed my teaching license to teach children with learning difficulties.

Why I am a Mormon

The fast answer to this is that I was born to Mormon parents! In reality, the reason I am Mormon is because I believe in this gospel of Jesus Christ. This is something that has grown gradually in my life. As I've learned the principles of the gospel and tried to live them, my life has been greatly blessed. I feel the companionship and strength that comes with a relationship with Christ. I have had experiences in my life when I have tangibly felt Him. What a difference it makes to know that I am unconditionally loved! One of the things that I am most grateful for as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, is knowing that I can and must learn truth for myself. My testimony of Jesus Christ and his sacrifice and desires for me, as well as the Restoration of His gospel through the Prophet Joseph Smith are things that I have learned through sincere prayer- asking for the Holy Spirit to confirm the truthfulness that I am learning and experiencing. This is not a church that expects you to just take what is taught, it is a church that expects you to work to find out for yourself if the doctrine is true. It is a continual process, one in which I find much joy and satisfaction.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by being more like the Savior. I always ask myself, "What have I done to help others?" I try to volunteer in my community, especially in the schools. At church, I am responsible for our ward's (congregation) women's organization. There is much service to do there through helping those in need, teaching, promoting self-reliance, and counseling. My greatest service and responsibility is in my own home- to my husband and four children.