What Is a Church Community?

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Marcy

I am a married, 45 year old mother of 6 amazing children. I've enjoyed taking karate with them these past 15 years. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a married, 45 year old mother of 6 amazing children, 3 boys and 3 girls. I work at our elementary school as a special education aide. I am able to work with and teach some great kids. It has been wonderful working on the same campus as my kids as they have attended school. I am very involved in our school PTO and have enjoyed helping out in classrooms and other activities whenever I can. I believe in recycling whenever possible. I am the president of our town's soccer league and this has been a family project for many years. I have been taking karate with my kids for almost 15 years and I am a 3rd degree blackbelt. My favorite thing to do is spend time with my children and to support them in their various activities whether it be musical, theatrical, athletic, academic, or whatever. I have a wonderful, supportive husband who supports me in my endeavors. Life is often crazy, but at the same time--wonderful.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—a Mormon. My parents divorced while I was very young. A few years later, my mother remarried a good LDS man and together they raised and taught me LDS values. Throughout my life I often heard about the conversion stories of others. I wondered if something was wrong with me. I had never had that experience, nor had I ever felt the need. One day I read an article on: “to some it is given to believe.” I have just always believed. I consider myself to be a rather logical thinker. All of my life the things of the gospel just always seemed to fit together—to make sense. Line upon line, precept upon precept my testimony grew a little at a time. There was not a grand conversion for me, but rather a belief that has grown from the time I was very young and still continues to grow. I have a living, growing testimony that my Father in Heaven loves me. He listens to and answers my prayers. Through Joseph Smith he established his true church here on the earth today. The sealing power on the earth today makes it possible for us to be sealed as families for eternity. If we live worthy, we can be an eternal family. I know that through the atonement Jesus provided the way for us to accomplish this goal. I am so grateful for the understanding that I have of my Father’s plan for me. It is a great comfort and guide to help me through this challenging life here on earth.

How I live my faith

As a Mormon, I have had many opportunities to serve in the church. For the most part I have worked with the young children in the Primary with a few opportunities to work with our older youth (teenagers). Each of these experiences has taught me much whether it was teaching the kids or being in leadership positions. Several times I was in charge of organizing activities for 100+ kids. I have been asked many times to step out of my comfort zone so that I could learn the things that Heavenly Father wanted me to learn—things that helped better prepare me for the future. My church experiences have helped give me the confidence and understanding to help in many areas of our community. I have been blessed to be able to help in many of my children’s classrooms. Through this I was able to help establish or perhaps re-establish a PTO at our elementary school in which I served as secretary/treasurer for many years. My leadership experiences also helped prepare me, along with a friend, to start a youth soccer league in our community. As president for the past 14 years this league has been a great way to teach my children to be involved in the community as they were often called upon to help out with set-up, concessions, or ref’ing a game or two. My husband has also been very helpful and supportive. It has been a wonderful family project. I am currently able to work at our elementary school as a special education aide. In this position I am able to work with many kids. My goal, in addition to helping them with reading, writing, and arithmetic, is to help them to realize that they are important and worthwhile. These kids have great potential. Our children of today are our leaders of tomorrow and so many don’t have the family life at home to help them to realize their potential. I hope that in some small way I am able to influence their lives for good and help them to realize who they are and who they can become.