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Hi I'm Peggy Merrell

I am a mother, wife, and grandmother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to spend time with my family. I enjoy seeing my children become good parents as they teach my grandchildren the values of honesty, hard work, and kindness. I like to crochet, sew, and garden. I work at an elementary school as a librarian. It is so rewarding to see the world open up to young children as they learn to read!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in an LDS home by devoted parents. Their example of faith has always been a great inspiration to me. One must gain their own testimony, their own witness that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world, and that he has once again established his church on the earth. As a young teenager I had a great desire to know for myself that these things were so. I read the scriptures, both the Bible and the Book of Mormon. Each time I would read the Spirit would bear witness to my soul that the things I was reading were true! I know that God lives, and that His son Jesus Christ lived to show us the way, and died that we might have everlasting life if we would repent and follow Him. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Kingdom of God on the earth today. This church was restored with prophets, apostles, and the proper authority to act in God's name. I feel strongly that God hears our prayers. He is aware of each one of us! He loves us! He wants us to return to him some day! We can feel closest to him and our Savior when we read the scriptures and kneel in prayer to commune with our Heavenly Father. I am so thankful for the witness that I have received that the things I have mentioned are true. I know these things deep in my soul. I know that life is not always perfect, but with the guidance of the Holy Spirit to bouy us up and to direct our paths, life can definitely be sweeter than it would be without the knowledge that God knows us, loves us, and has a plan for us to return to him, and be together with our families!

How I live my faith

I work with the young women (the teenagers) in our congregation. It is something I really enjoy. It is so fun to see these incredible young girls blossom in to young women! They have a bright future and will be great leaders in their own right some day. On Sundays, we meet as a young women group for a spiritually uplifting message, and on Wednesday we meet for a fun, social activity. It can range from playing a sport, to cooking, to playing games. In our young women organization we use a goal setting program called the Personal Progress Program. It consists of 8 values. The girls set goals for each of these values. The values include: Faith, Divine Nature (understanding that they have divinity with in them because they are daughters of God), Individual Worth, Knowledge,Choice and Accountability, Good Works (service to others), Integrity, and Virtue. It is an outstanding program and I would recommend it to anyone, not just a young woman! I live my faith by attending church regularly, by being true to the covenants I have made with my Father inHeaven, and by trying to serve those around me. When I know someone needs help, I try to lend a hand. I find that regular scripture study helps steady and increase my faith. This is how I try to live my faith.