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Hi I'm Marilyn

I'm a Mormon and I've been a member my whole life.

About Me

I'm a wife of 38 years, a mom to four, a grandma to eight (so far!), and a perpetual student. I've lived in several parts of the country growing up, as well as in my life being married to a great man that has a deep sense of loyalty to our country and has been willing to serve in the military all of his adult life on some level. Each of our four children were born in a different place and we've met many wonderful people in the church as well as non-members wherever we've lived. Being members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints gave us an instant family in every new town. We knew that if the church was there, we would be joining others that believed the way we did wherever we went. It has provided a foundation for our family that could never be replaced by anything else. I've been a full-time mom, along with spending many years of raising our children/homemaker while working part-time outside our home as well as having in-home businesses. I've attended school during different seasons of my adult life and hope to continue to learn principles and skills that will help me to help those in my circle of influence.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the church my whole life. I was born to good parents that were born in the Church, as their parents were also. We have family members that crossed the plains with the early Saints and gave all they were required to give. I have a deep respect for my heritage, a great love for my family, and an appreciation of the blessings of the gospel of Jesus Christ that have been a part of our lives. But these reasons are not why I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today. I learned as a young woman that I could not lean on the testimony of another person. I had to know for myself if Jesus Christ was my Savior, if Heavenly Father truly knows who I am and loves me, and was the restored Church truly organized through the Prophet Joseph Smith with the Savior leading and guiding the way? I had been taught that I could receive an answer for myself, and as I learned and prayed and did my best to live by God's laws, bit by bit, insight by insight, I knew that it was true. I have always known that it is true as that witness has been born to me over and over by the still, small voice of the Holy Ghost. I know that I still have much to learn and many weaknesses to overcome and repent of, but I know without a shadow of a doubt that my Heavenly Father knows me by name and He loves me. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and King, and my debt to Him will always be outweighed by the blessings that are continually showered upon me. His gospel is the foundation of my life -it helps me see from a more eternal perspective that gives me peace during trials, gives me direction when there are questions, gives me immense joy in feeling His love. This is why I'm a Mormon - a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

I strive to live my life by the principles that have been established by our Savior, Jesus Christ, and to be an example for Him in our family and in whatever situation I am in. I have had many opportunities to serve in different capacities within the church working with our little children in their program called Primary, with our teenage young women as a teacher and in leadership roles that are responsible for the youth programs, to working with the other women in our ward in the same types of positions. Each opportunity comes with it own set of challenges and growth, but more importantly it helps me to serve others as Jesus has taught us to do.