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Hi I'm Mary Ann

I was a member of two previous faiths, I'm a mother of nine, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Mary Ann. I am a native to Arizona and come from a family of nine children. I am also a mother of nine children. I have twelve grand children. I was brought up in a Catholic home and at the age of twenty-three joined the Jehovah Witness faith and practiced that faith for over sixteen years. I was introduced to Mormonism at a time when I was very satisfied with my belief system. One thing that was uncertain to me was the nature or God. I had a hard time viewing him as my Father in Heaven. I came to learn that He is the literal Father of my spirit and I am his daughter. From there wonderful truths came to light. I like to share the gospel message with others. As it adds hope and peace to all that would listen and act upon its message. I like to read a variety of literature. I am a health enthusiast and like to help others in their journey to better health. As my children grow and progress, I am looking forward to developing my mind and skills in many areas.

Why I am a Mormon

As a Mormon, I realize the fullness of the gospel was missing in my former way of worship. I think truth is not only important but absolutely necessary in making the right choices that govern our lives. Without truth the path we choose can't lead us to salvation. That is why I am a Mormon. Mormonism is not an easy way of live, but it is what the Lord has presented as the most rewarding. As Mormons we have the responsibility of sharing this gospel with others. We take this very seriously as it means salvation to the masses. It is a beautiful message of a God in Heaven that is aware of us and loves us, a message of a Father who allowed his son to be sacrificed in behalf of all mankind. To me it adds comfort and peace in my life.

How I live my faith

I practice my faith through reading scripture, contemplating, and through prayer. As a result I am better equipped to help others. Even though I cannot attain perfection in this life, I have the opportunity to repent after I fall and rededicate myself to be more obedient. I practice my faith by living up to covenants I have made with my God to be more Christ like. I also strive to be the best wife and mother I can be. As Mormons we are directed to be aware of our fellowman whether they are of our faith or not.