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Hi I'm Marlow Jensen

I am a first-generation American, a convert, a wife, a mother, a soccer mom, a college graduate, a teacher, and I am a Mormom.

About Me

I was born and raised in Oklahoma to wonderful parents who immigrated to the United States from Germany. They taught me about Jesus Christ as we went to Catholic Mass during my childhood. At the age of 16, a friend from school shared her religious beliefs with me. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I met with the missionaries and was baptized and it has made all the difference in my life. I graduated from ASU with a degree in Accounting. I met and married a wonderful man and we were married in the temple and are currently raising four children. After all my kids were in school, I returned back to ASU to earn a Master's degree in Education. I truly felt like that was what the Lord wanted me to do. I currently teach sixth grade at a local school and I love it. I love watching my students grow and progress. The ultimate joy in my life is spending time with my husband and four children and sharing life with them. I recognize that they are a gift from my Father in Heaven and I treasure every moment with them. So to summarize me: I am a first-generation American, a convert, a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, a soccer mom, a college graduate, a teacher, and I am proud to say...I am a Mormom.

Why I am a Mormon

I was 16 years old when I moved to a new town in a new state and started attending my third highschool in my school career. Another girl had just moved to town from another state and we became friends, sharing that "new kid" bond. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I didn't know much about Mormons other than some stereotypical things, so I was very interested in what she shared with me. She was a good example to me. She had strong values and a wonderful family. Having myself come from a divorced family, I really liked how the church focused on families so much. She invited me to church with her and I was overcome with the Spirit that I felt at that meeting. I loved how families sat together. I saw dads with their arms around mom and the kids. It was like something I had been looking for my whole life. I met with the missionaries at the local Stake President's house (his daughter was also a friend of mine) and took the missionary discussions. I was hesitant at first, since I knew my parents would not be thrilled with my decision. I prayed for the Lord to soften my parents' hearts enough to let me join the church. My prayers were answered and I joined the church shortly before my 17th birthday. I thank the Lord regularly for a young 16 year old girl who wasn't afraid to share her beliefs with me and invite me to church. I have since lost touch with her, but I will always be grateful to her introducing the gospel to me.

How I live my faith

I value my membership in the church very much. I lived for 16 years without the gospel in my life and I want to spend the rest of my life being a true example of a follower of Jesus Christ. I teach my children about the gospel through word and deed. I have had many callings in the church, but I currently teach Sunday School to the 16 year olds in my ward. I am a visiting teacher to some wonderful sisters. I teach sixth grade at our local elementary school and I love the opportunity I have daily to live my standards and religion as I provide the best example I can to my students and colleagues. I am involved in my community through school activities and neighborhood functions. I am blessed to live in a wonderful area with wonderful neighbors. I am grateful for the gospel in my life and for all the blessings that my Father in Heaven has given to me. I share my knowledge of Jesus Christ with others and love to tell people about the church.