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Hi I'm Marnie Tinker

I grew up in Idaho and Utah. I was a model when I was in my teens and now I am a mother of five. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mom who  enjoys reading children's and teen books, scrap booking, swimming, attending my childrens school activities and volenteering at my childrens school. I love to cook and trying new recipes that have been handed down from previous generations.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were both baptized members, married and sealed in the temple when I was born. I was able to attend a chruch in the different towns where I grew up. As a small child ( around age 3) I remember watching General Conference on TV. My syblings and I would get dressed in our Sunday clothes and sit on small wooden school chairs and listen to the words of the Prophet and Apostles. I remember the feeling that would fill our small trailer - it was a warm feeling inside of me that testified that the men and women speaking were testifying of things that were true. I had a night light in my room of the organ pipes located in the conference tabernacle at temple square in Salt Lake City, Utah. Every time I looked at that light it would remind me of the truth that I had heard and I would feel safe. On Wendsday after school I would attend youth activities at the church where I learned about God, and his son Jesus Christ. We learned songs, played games and always had a fun time. It was during this time that I began to desire to be baptized. I was baptized when I turned eight. I remember being dressed in white, walking into the baptismal faunt, feeling the cool water, hearing the baptism prayer and being imursed in the water. I had long hair and had not thought to put it into a bun and my hair floated to the top of the water -so I got to do it all over again. Later that day after I was dried and dressed in my Sunday dress I was able to receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. When the presthood holder put his hands on my head and said, "receive the Holy Ghost" I felt a warm feeling start at my head flow down to my toes and return up to the top of my head again. Since that day I have been able to have the gift of the Holy Ghost as a constant companion to help lead and guide me in my life. As a young adult I studied the Book of Mormon and Bible and have continued to have my testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel grow.

How I live my faith

Currently I participate in my community by helping with the Parent- teacher organization at my childrens school and volenteer in the school library. I also am able to attend a ward organized for Young adults, who are not married, are graduated from High School, and younger than 30 years of age. I am able to do all sorts of fun activities including meeting every Monday evening for a spiritual message and activity. I attend organized service activities in our community to help provide food for local shelters and food packages to be shipped over seas. I am able to visit young adults who are in the hospital or sick. I also have the opportunity to visit with four sisters on a monthly bases, share a short gospel message and develope a friendship with them. I attend a monthly meeting where we are able to learn skills such as sewing, cooking, picture making etc... and where I can enjoy the friendship of other women.