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Hi I'm Maryanna

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

So I am a mom of three adorable children. Ages 5,4, and almost 3. I am married to a great guy who is not LDS, but is very supportive and loving. I am lucky enough to be able to stay home and raise my children. I love to craft and I really do like to be with my kids and husband. We enjoy traveling and doing other things like riding bikes, roller skating, watching movies, camping, etc. I stay busy with my church activities, the kid's activities and keeping up with my husband and his schedule. I think we live a pretty "normal" good life, and I am very thankful for the life I have.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a home with parents and a family that was active in the church. But in my teens I realized I wasn't sure if I had a testimony that the church/gospel was true. I had been taught that if I prayed and asked God if the church was true I would recieve an answer and know whether or not the church was true. So I did. At first I didn't think or feel anything so I kept praying and prayed until I finally recieved an answer. It came in a calm, peaceful, quiet feeling-almost warm. I knew that the church was true and that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, and because I knew that, everything I had been taught in relation to the church was true. I have never been able to deny that I recieved an answer to my prayer or that I know the church is true because of this awesome (to me) experience. It isn't always easy to be a member of the church but it is definitely worth it!

How I live my faith

So I am blessed to work with the Young Women in my ward. I am the 1st counselor in the YW and I specifically work with the 14-15 year olds. I love!!! working with them. They are at a point in their lives where they are really starting to understand the gospel and they are trying to find their own testimonies and live righteously. I am always so impressed with their strength and determination. They have so many activities pulling them different directions and yet they still get up and go to seminary before they go to high school and so that means some of these girls leave before 6am and don't get home until after 7pm. Amazing! They are such great examples to me! I am also a visiting teacher. That means I go with a companion to visit sisters in the church (at least once a month) and deliver a spiritual message and hopefully, help uplift and give service when needed. I have been so blessed by my opportunity to serve and to get to know the ladies I visit and visit with. We are able to strengthen each other in sharing our day to day struggles. I am so thankful for my callings and the opportunity I have to get to know the people in my ward. I know I have friends where ever I go and that I am never alone in the gospel.