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Hi I'm Marjorie

I am a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. I grew up in a valley in the mountains of Idaho. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of eight and a grandmother of twenty which means that most of my time has been spent nurturing, teaching, and helping them with their activities. While my boys were young I volunteered as a cub scout leader so we could participate in the program together. I earned a Silver Beaver award for my service. I also enjoy gardening, sewing, handiwork of all kinds, painting and music. I am a survivor of breast cancer and feel much gratitude that I was blessed with this experience that helped me face adversity and gain a perspective of being able to value the things that are most important in life. I really like to work on my genealogy and volunteer to help provide a digital index to genealogical records.

Why I am a Mormon

I was taught the gospel by my parents when I was young but I prayed to know if the gospel of Jesus Christ is the right way for me to live and follow in my life. Always when I prayed the feeling of comfort and peace would come to me to help me know that this was a lifestyle that would make me very happy. The activities provided by the church when I was a young woman were fun and gave me the chance to learn lots of things to help me when I grew up. They also provided an opportunity to meet some nice young men who also believed the same things I did. That is how I got my wonderful husband. We loved each other so much that we wanted to be with each other forever, not just for this life. This is the only church I know of that teaches that we can truly be together forever and provided the ordinances to make that happen. Our temple marriage was the most wonderful day of our lives. I like being a Mormon because I can continue to learn things that help me with my daily life. I go to our women's group meetings and learn things about being a good homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. Many of the things I learned have been used to make our home happier. We also study the gospel in greater depth which helps me keep my faith up and encourages me to live the gospel every day. I love Jesus Christ and know that He has shown us the right way to live to be worthy of all of the blessings and rewards that can come to us in the life to come when we have finished our time on earth.

How I live my faith

I have loved each of my callings in the church because I learn so much while I am serving and teaching others. Currently I am serving as an ordinance worker in our temple. Every week I am able to help others who come there to worship and recieve their temple ordinances. I like doing my family history and genealogy. I have gathered many pictures and life stories which I have published to share with other members of my extended family. I also like the fact that so much genealogy research can be done on the internet. I spend many hours each week as I help to provide a digital index to records from around the world. I also have the opportunity to play the piano for the sisters in our church as they sing the hymns. This has given me the chance to dust off a long forgotten talent. I have to practice hard to get my skills back in this neglected talent but it has brought me so much joy. I love how I feel when I hear good uplifting music. Being a Mormon provides a good opportunity to gain new friends. Our monthly visiting teaching program has brought me many new close friends who have enriched my life. I really like to go and visit them each month. Some of the elderly sisters that I have visited have had some really hard trials to bear and I have been very glad that I could help them out by helping them through some of their trials. Serving others allows us to help someone else, but I always feel like I am the one who is helped the most. That is what the Savior wants us to do. I love to be a Mormon!