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Hi I'm Mary Ann

I am a wife. I am a mom. I teach piano, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I met my husband in college. I am an at home mom. I have 4 children that keep me very busy. My day consist of playing, reading (to my kids), carpooling, making lunches, homework, housework, cooking, and teaching piano. I wouldn't trade it for anything. I love my kids and all the responsibilities that come with being a mom. I love music. I love to sit and play the piano. Sometimes I play and sing along. Some of my favorite things to do with my family are outdoors enjoying the beauty around us. Riding bikes, hiking, camping, playing in the snow, and playing at the beach are a few of our favorite activities. I also enjoy playing sports. I play golf, volleyball, softball, and recently have found that I like basketball. With the help of some good friends and a patient husband I am still learning a lot. I have been a member of the church my whole life. I am glad to have such a solid foundation to help me raise my kids with stong values in todays tough world.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the church my whole life. As a child I attended church because that was just something our family did. As I grew up, I gained a testimony of the truthfullness of the church on my own. I remember the first time I read the Book of Mormon on my own. I was a young teenager. I still remember the sweet and peaceful feeling I had when I learned and felt of the truthfullness of it on my own. Since then, I have read the Book of Mormon many times. Like the Bible, when I study the Book of Mormon, I find ways to apply the stories from prophets of old to my life today. I am inspired to make better choices, to stand for what's right, to be more Christ-like and be a good example to others. My love for my Heavenly Father and his Son Jesus Christ increase. I also find I have an overwhelming feeling of God's love for me individually. I know that the peace, joy, happiness and gratitude I feel is the spirit of God witnessing to me that the things that I have learned and the path that I am leading is right. My family has been so greatly blessed as we have been faithfull in following the commandments of God and listening to and following the prophets. It is a hard thing to lose a loved one. I know how important families are on earth and I know we can also be together forever in heaven. What a great knowledge to have.

How I live my faith

I have always participated in my church. I have played the Organ for the church since I was 16 years old. I was so scared at first. There were not very many people in our area at the time that could play so they asked if I would do it. It helped me grow as a pianist, and it helped me become a more confident young woman. I have moved many times since, but I am happy to use my talent whenever needed. And so far most every where I've moved it has been needed. In my current area, there are 4 young women ages 13-16 that rotate playing the organ with me. What a great opportunity for them to grow as a pianist and build confidence. I also work with a class of 8-9 year old boys and girls. I have 10 kids in my class. We are studying from the New Testiment this year. Each year our lessons rotate, from the Old and New Testiments in the Bible, to the Book of Mormon, and Doctrine and Covenants. We have 40 minutes in our class to have a lesson each Sunday. It is wonderful to study and teach about Christ. Many of the kids already know the stories from lessons they have had at home with their families. I am a girls camp director for girls ages 12-18. The young women have the opportunity to attend girls camp for 5-6 days each summer. We go camping! They learn great survival skills, like first aid, building shelters, tieing knots, building fires and so on. While away from all the distractions, (cell phones, i-pods, t.v., computers, boys) they have the opportunity to reflect on and build their testimonies. Through motivational speakers, working together as friends solving problems, and getting in touch with the beauty all around and contemplating God who blesses us with it, these young women leave camp as more inspired and strong young women, ready to face the challenges school, t.v. friends or the world might bring. These Young women are great leaders in their communities. As women in the church we look after each others families and give care when needed.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Mary Ann
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