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Hi I'm Marshall

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have not always been a Mormon. Raised in Texas as a Methodist I began exploring other religions and cultures at an early age and was fascinated by the philosophies and teaching of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism. As life progressed I attended college (not always successfully), joined the Marines, got married, raised kids, worked as an Electrical Engineer, Drywall Hanger, Project Scheduler, Landscaper, Logger, and a Cash Register Repairman (though not in that order). These days I read constantly, study Chinese, and hang-out with my Grandchildren playing World of Warcraft. I have attended the University of Illinois, William Blake College (Mexico), and BYU. I have lived in the USA, Canada, and Mexico, traveled and worked in Honduras, and China, and visited the Netherlands.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert to the Church. When I was 21 my wife and I were involved in a an automobile accident in which she was killed. I thought my life was over, and in some ways it was. It took three years before I could really begin to function again and I began searching for reason and meaning to life. Eventually I came across a Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price. After reading these I was convinced that Joseph Smith was a Prophet. I realized that the teachings about Celestial Marriage and Redeeming the Dead answered a lot of the questions I had and put things into perspective. At that point I decided to investigate the Church more thoroughly and eventually got in contact with the Missionaries. After receiving the Lessons I told the missionaries that I had to go think about it and decide whether or not I could make that commitment. When I returned to Colorado where I had received the lessons the missionary had finished his mission and was attending BYU. I showed up on his doorstep at 2:30 AM on a very cold and snowy December morning and announced that I was ready to get baptized. Needless this to say, this was received with somewhat mixed feelings, but six days later her was baptizing me and then confirming me a member of the church. Fourty-one years later I am still active and glad I made that decision.

How I live my faith

I live my faith on a day by day basis through daily prayer and studying the scriptures. I try to keep life simple and straight forward as I strive to be honest and fair in my dealings with those around me. I seek to help those in need and try to share my blessings with others.