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Hi I'm Mary Egbert

I'm a mother of 4, grandmother of two. I love volunteering for hospice, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a registered nurse. I used to work on a pediatric and pediatric ICU unit. I stopped working to raise my family, but now as an empty-nester I have filled my nursing niche with doing volunteer work for Hospice. I love to be active. When I was young I swam competitively and still enjoy swimming, hiking, and my spin bike. I have an excitement for learning. My intrests have varied over time, including reupholstering, star-gazing, photography and cooking. I love to read, travel and watch a good movie. My greatest joy comes from my family. I love spending time with them whether playing games, doing outdoor activities, watching movies or just visiting. However, I must confess being grandma, (or "buddy" as my grandchildren call me) is my favorite job.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon my whole life. However, I have developed a knowledge and firm conviction of the gospel that is independent from my parents or anyone else. When I was a teenager I started a more prayerful and serious study of the scriptures, the Book of Mormon in particular. As I did this my knowledge increased of my Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ. I came to better understand their love for all mankind and for me personally. I learned about the life of Jesus Christ; his teachings, his gospel, his example, his atoning sacrifice and his death. I not only knew in my mind, but more importantly, I also felt in my heart the truthfulness of these teachings. My conviction has grown stronger over the years as I continue to study the scriptures daily. What has solidified my commitment to being a Mormon is the happiness and joy I have received as I have tried to implement the teachings of Jesus Christ in my life. I have problems and trials just like everyone. I have experienced the death of loved ones. I have a chronic illness, Crohn's disease, that can be frustrating. I have raised 4 children, which as any parent knows is hard work even under the best circumstances. Having the gospel in my life has helped me to have perspective and happiness even when times are rough. One reason that is possible is the guidance of modern prophets and apostles who live on the earth today. They receive revelation from God that is pertinent to problems and circumstances we face today. We may not be required to build an ark because of a worldwide flood or need to part the Red Sea because the enemy is in pursuit. But modern prophets and apostles have helped me and my family, as we face the challenges unique to our day, find peace, happiness and purpose in life.

How I live my faith

I have actively served in the church through the years. I have taught the youth of our church, helping them to plan and carry out meaningful and wholesome activities, (some focus on service, some are of a spiritual nature and some are just for fun). I have also participated in the women's service auxilary where we have done many service projects both among our members and also in the community. I am currently involved with efforts to share the knowledge of the gospel with our friends and neighbors and help them have a clearer understanding of what we believe. Throughout my life I have tried to follow the example of Jesus Christ to love and serve my fellowman. To me this means not just people of my same faith, but also my neighbors and people in my community. I have tried to do this through being involved with things such as hospice, volunteering at my children's schools, being a brownie leader, a cub scout leader, and other various community projects and activities. I also have wonderful neighbors with whom our family has loved interacting over the years. My life has been blessed and enriched because I have had the opportunity to come to know, work with, and rub shoulders with people from many walks of life.