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Hi I'm Mary Dee

Born and raised in the deep south. I'm a Senior citizen and a one-person PC 'help desk'. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the 3rd of 11 children, with two parents and two step-parents, now technically an 'orphan'. Born and educated thru college in the deep South. Performed in live theater and served four and a half years in the U.S. military as a voice intercept operator, specializing in Slavic languages, especially Russian. Enjoy movies and TV especially BBC series. Very conservative politically and welcome good open discussions. Have traveled to Europe, England, Israel and Jordan and throughout the U.S. Attend reunions w/ seven of my college chums. I moved to the southwest where I knew no one but now have lots of new friends. I'm now a senior citizen and divorced. No children/no grandchildren. I love animals and have usually had at least one living with me. Have lots of friends I enjoy spending time with.

Why I am a Mormon

I spent my first 33 years trying to make sense of life. I considered myself a 'Christian' but had no real understanding of exactly who Jesus really was. I went in earnest search to know God and Jesus, understanding from my youth that they were two separate individuals. It took time, much prayer and pondering before I came to understood that I am a literal child of my Heavenly Father and that Jesus is His only begotten son in the flesh and my brother. I came to understand what Jesus had done for me by suffering for my sins in Gethsemane and giving up his life freely and then taking it up again, so that he overcame death. Because of his great love for me, I will be resurrected after I die, as will everyone else who has ever lived. I have come to know that Heavenly Father has a plan for His children, so that we can take full advantage of our time on earth and become the very best we can humanly be, with His help and that of the Savior. He established an organization on earth whereby we can learn the truth about Him and about the Savior. Heavenly Father has always worked through a Prophet, since the time of Adam to Noah to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (who became Israel) and finally to the present day wherein Heavenly Father continues to work with His children through a living prophet. He restored His complete gospel once again to this earth in 1820 through a living prophet, 14-year-old Joseph Smith. A continuous line of living prophets has been in place since 1820, which gives me great comfort, knowing that Heavenly Father loves His children this much. I know who I am, I know why I'm here on earth, I know what happens to me when I die, and I know Heavenly Father hears my prayers and answers them. I am finally at peace and am content to live my life according to His will. It is not always easy, but at least I know my life is headed in the right direction.

How I live my faith

The Church is organized in such a way that every adult member has an assignment to help make it operate smoothly. Some teach the children, separated by age groups; some teach the adult women; and others teach the adult men, while other teach a mixed group of adults. Each Sunday in Sacrament meeting, speakers are selected from among the members of the Church. We all have a responsibility to help the Church operate. I have learned to be a confident 'public' speaker and teacher. I have made lots of new friends who share my beliefs and we support and comfort one another in the trials of life. I have never been happier than since I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. My friends are now forever friends. I greet each new day as another opportunity to improve myself and the direction of my life. I try to comfort others and do what I can to help them with their individual struggles, just as they do for me. My membership in this Church has completely changed my life...for the better!!

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Mary Dee
Just as the Bible was written by different individuals as they were inspired to record the religious history of their time, so was the Book of Mormon. I find it fascinating that we have the recorded history of the first inhabitants of the Americas, from 600 B.C to 1400 A.D., and to realize that this book helps to make sense of the Old and New Testament. It helps to shed light on the ancient pyramids and statues and structures scattered all across Mexico and Central and South America. It explains the mystery of the 'White God' who visited the ancient Americas and promised to return one day. Cortez was mistaken by the islanders as that 'white God', as was Captain Bligh of the Bounty, and others who visited the islands and mainland of South America. It's a fascinating book and I encourage everyone to read it. Show more Show less