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Hi I'm Mary

I'm a Mormon. I grew up all over as my dad was in the airforce. I married and have grown roots in the Tacoma area with my family.

About Me

I work, but in my off time I like to garden and crochet. I love to plant flowers especially roses. I like to ride my bike and it is fun to explore the bike trails in my area and to do it with my husband and grandchildren. I love music and even if my voice is just average I love to listen and participate in singing. There is nothing better than putting on music and hearing the sounds and feeling it. My love of the outdoors was something my father taught me. Camping, fishing, and cooking over a campfire with family is a memory I cherish even more now that my father is no longer here and my children are grown. When the weather is good I like to be out doors enjoying the beauty of God's creations. I am fortunate to live close to the mountains and just a little over and hour from the ocean. The fun of running through the waves or hiking a trail and seeing the wonders of nature up close is an awe inspiring thing. Friends, family and the glories of our world is a joy to me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was taught in my youth the gospel of Jesus Christ. One day when I was young I was sitting in my Primay class and thinking on the things I was being taught and asking myself about this being the one true church. I know Heavenly Father loves all his children no matter what their age, and as I was asking myself about this, the room was suddenly enveloped in a bright light. As I sat there seeing this brightness, a voice spoke to me and said this was truely Gods true church on this earth. My whole being was filled with such love and joy and I knew then and there that the church was true. As I got older and faced challanges in my life for being who I was, I would look back and remember that experience. That answer was my guide throughout my life. I have tried to live my life the best I can so that I can stand before my Father one day and he will welcome me home with open arms. I know this is his church and if I follow his teachings, no matter what trials I face in this life he will guide me and give me the strength and courage to go on.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith not just on Sunday. If those around me are swearing or talking Inappropriately I ask them to please not to in front of me. I have taught the children at church and enjoy watching their faces as they come to know who their Father in Heaven is and that Jesus is their older brother. Nothing fills me with greater happiness then letting others know that families can be together not just for this life, but forever. I have spent many years helping in Cub scouts as a den mother. Knot tying, building Pinewood derbys and racing them as well as other activties has helped me to have a special feeling for all the boys I have worked with. To see them grow up and to go on to earn their Eagle is something that can't be expressed in words. I have seen young men go on to be leaders in the community, in their schools, or at work. I lead the music for the Sunday services and it is a responsibility I take very serious as I know that music can touch a person sometimes when words can't. I try to be guided by the spirit in selecting hymns for the services and to make it even a more sacred and spiritual event when we are celebrating the birth and resurrection of our Savior. Music is a joy unto the Lord. In the scriptures it says we should make a joyful noise unto the lord, so you don't have to be the best to sing or feel Gods love for you through music.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

We as members of the church look on each other as brothers and sisters. We help each other out of love, but we also help many others not of our faith. We help in communitee clean up projects, help in soup kitchens, and in disaster relief projects. If we can't be there in person, we donate money or items that will help those in need the most. We believe we are all God's children no matter where we live or what we may look like. We love to help our brothers and sisters to make their load lighter and it fills us with the most incredible feeling of love for those we don't even know because of this belief of eternal brotherhood. How can I love my neighbor as myself If dont' try to show it each and everyday in some small way. It might be as simple as holding a door open for someone who can't do it for themselves. Show more Show less