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Hi I'm Marie

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Las Vegas. I'm a wife. I'm a mother. I'm an employee.

About Me

I take care of all the computers, printers, and technology at a suburban high school. I really love supporting my kids' teachers by helping their classrooms run more smoothly. I run the computer at my kids' swim meets. I love being in touch with family and friends through social media. Like most moms, I'm more proud of my kids' accomplishments than my own. The day my oldest was accepted to BYU was one of the proudest of my life so far. I was a local spelling bee champion in middle school. I play the flute, and I love to read and cross-stitch. I hate grocery shopping, menu planning, cooking, and cleaning the kitchen, but a family's gotta eat. I'm a Mormon, but still a human. I'm a transplant to the Pacific Northwest and I struggle with seasonal depression--even after 17 years.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family but I still had to make the decision to accept the gospel and live according to the teachings of the Church. It wasn't until my freshman year in college that I really made up my mind for myself, and I've never looked back. Giving birth to my two children really cemented my faith. There's no way that the miracle of birth was just something that "evolved." In my adult life, as our family has weathered the storms of unemployment, health problems, and an uncertain world, our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ has carried us through. I have been blessed by faithfully serving in Church callings. My children are growing up strong and certain in their faith, and they stand tall as examples in their school.

How I live my faith

I have served in many capacities in my local ward (congregation), from teaching children and youth, to serving as Secretary for the children, youth, and women's auxiliaries. One thing that is unique about serving in the Mormon church is that you don't get to choose where you serve. The Bishop (leader of the ward) prays for inspiration on what job each ward member should have, then he asks you to accept the particular calling. I have been taught from my youth to always say "yes" to whatever the Bishop calls you to do, as he is the mouthpiece of the Lord. My faith has been tried as I have served in more challenging positions, and I have always been blessed for doing so.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Marie
I believe in modern-day prophets. Why would the Lord stop leading His children through prophets in this day? Are we less important than the peoples in ancient times? No. If anything, the world in modern times is more in need of a prophet than ever. Show more Show less