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Hi I'm Marcella

I'm a quad-riding, SCUBA diving, rock climbing Oregonian wife and mom. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

A roller coaster ride - that is my life! My husband and I made the decision 3 years ago when our son was born to do the will of the Lord and follow His direction. Since then we have moved 3 times, endured miscarriages, leukemia, unemployment, foreclosure....and the best years of our lives. We love the outdoors - riding the sand dunes, SCUBA diving, rock climbing, dirt bikes, running, hiking, and biking. I am a stay-at-home mom to my little guy and enjoy my domesticated life during the week. I've been known to quilt, bake, crochet, scrapbook and HOMESCHOOL! My husband is still fighting leukemia so we take each day as a gift and one step at a time.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up with little religious background. I remember at age 12 I was riding in the car with my sister and my mom and I overheard the word Jehovah. I asked in innocence, "Who's Jehovah?" My mom stopped the car and said, "That's it! We're going to church!" We bounced around from church to church but my mother never seemed to find the "fit" she was looking for. My parents divorced when I was 14 which prompted a trip for my mother, sister and I to Utah. We went to temple square in Utah and learned about "The Mormons". My sister and I were touched by a movie played called "Legacy" which taught of the Mormon pioneers and their struggles for religious freedom. On the back of our movie ticket we put in our information. Everything about our visit to Utah was wonderful. When we returned home to Oregon, two Mormon missionaries were calling our phone. We set up an appointment to meet with them and on April 6th, 1997 my mother, sister and I were all baptized. Shortly afterward, my mother and sister began to forget their testimony of the Gospel and it became more and more difficult for them to live according to God's commandments. I became inactive and it wasn't until I was 16 during my Sophomore year of High School that I met my best friend Rachael. She was an LDS member and when she realized I was too she invited me to every stake dance, mutual activity and seminary discussion available. Christmas of 1999, while I was 16, I prayed to know if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was true. I received a strong witness to my spirit that it was true and how greatly my life would benefit from joining the true church of Jesus Christ. I have never looked back. I married my husband in the Portland temple on September 20, 2003 - the day after my 20th birthday. Our son was born on March 15, 2008. And our lives continue to be enriched with constant revelation and guidance. My life has forever been changed by my membership in the Lord's church.

How I live my faith

I love to serve. I especially love to work with our youth - our young men and young women. Currently I help to organize community humanitarian efforts such as food drives, school supplies for our local students, as well as coordinating get-together socials for the ladies of our church. I also love to sing for our sacrament meetings and larger regional events. My husband and I both have a strong belief that "when you are in the service of others you are only in the service of our God." We are a family that loves to serve in any capacity.