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Hi I'm Marsha

I am a mother of 7 and a grandmother of 22. I have been married 42 short years. I am a Cub Scout leader and love it. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been a soccer mom, a soccer coach, involved in PTA for seven children, a homeroom mother many times, volunteered for America Cancer Society fund raising, worked on five Eagle projects with my sons, and supported my husband through thick and thin. I have been actively involved in the Boy Scouts of America from Cub Scouts through Exploring/Venturing. I am a Vigil member of the Boy Scout Order of the Arrow. I love the scripture “Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6). I love being a wife and mother. I love teaching and taking care of my children and grandchildren and helping them learn to read and learn about life. I started out life as a city girl, not liking bugs and stuff, but as my children became interested in their surroundings, I became interested in their world. Five boys and two girls later, I am a down to earth gal who doesn’t mind getting my hands dirty and grimy. I love doing activities with my family whether camping in the wilderness or enjoying family night in the luxury of a warm and cozy home.

Why I am a Mormon

Though I come from Mormon pioneer stock, I had to obtain my own faith and understanding. Like learning to read, or tying my shoes, or cleaning my bedroom, I could watch others but it wasn’t until I tried, that I learned how. I had to be persistent in learning how to accomplish these tasks and not give up. When my mother or grandmother showed me how to do things, I learned that I could do hard things. Understanding their hardships and why my ancestors endured crossing the plains, sometimes burying their loved ones, has given my own testimony its roots. I have an undying testimony that my Heavenly Father lives, that my brother Jesus Christ atoned for my sins, and I feel daily personal help from the Holy Ghost. I know through my own personal study and prayer that the Book of Mormon is true, that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God who the Savior worked through to restore the Gospel of Jesus Christ again to the earth. I testify that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has the fullness of the Gospel on the earth today.

How I live my faith

I learned that by doing the basic “small and simple things” like; personal and family prayer, attending my Sunday church services, having weekly family night, daily scripture study, keeping the commandments of my Heavenly Father, and by doing these things over and over, they became internalized and I learned more and my testimony of the truthfulness of the teachings of Christ grew stronger. My awareness of these things prompts me to pick up trash with my Scouts to make our community grounds cleaner, and to hopefully instill in the boys, under my stewardship, the need to clean up their surroundings and help out in the community. I visit women in the neighborhood and volunteer to help them in any way. I pray and look for opportunities to help others. I also help others learn about my faith by trying to be a living example of Christ and talking to them about my beliefs; inviting them to do these small and simple things with me.