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Hi I'm Margaret

I'm a swimmer, I'm a coach, I play the piano, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Currently I am attending a community college studying Parks and Recreation Management and will be transferring to a University in about a year to receive my Bachelor's Degree. I also attend Institute with other members from around the area to learn more about the gospel, the scriptures, and strengthen my testimony of Jesus Christ and the Book of Mormon. I am a swim coach for a small rec team and a club team and also teach swim lessons with the swim school and on my own. I got into coaching after retiring frm 10 years of competitve swimming on many different clubs. I LOVE swimming and also teaching. I also play the piano and especially love playing simple but beautiful arrangements of hymns. My favorite things to do are attending the temple and spending time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member all of my life. My parents raised me to know who Jesus Christ is and the sacrifice He made for us all. I continue to have this faith because I feel the happiness that comes from knowing who I am, what my purpose is in life, and to try to be the best I can...to have His image engraven in my countenance. I see the many blessings I have received and I know I will continue to see them because the Lord has promised us that if we do what he commands, that we will be blessed so much and that we wont have enough room to receive them all! What a promise!! I know my Heavenly Father knows us and loves every single one of us. I know personally, the atonement is real and is here for all of us. He is knocking at the door waiting for us to answer. I love this gospel because following and keeping the commandments and hearkening to our prophet, has brought clarity, happiness, and light to my life. I don't feel darkness, and I know Jesus Christ lives.

How I live my faith

I love my calling! I am the ward choir director and I love being able to help others understand spiritual messages through singing praises to the Lord. I also live my faith by making attendance to the temple a priority in my life. It is such a great time for me to remember my purpose in life and to gain personal revelation, clarity, and peace in my life. I always can feel of the love Heavenly Father has for me and the happiness and gratitude that others have for my work for them. We are taught to try to be the best we can in this life and that is what I do! I try to pray and read scriptures daily, to be physically fit and healthy and to try to learn as much as I can in school and get good grades. I also try to help others come unto Christ, to feel of His love and know the sacrifice He made for us.

What do Mormons believe about family?

I believe that families are the most important thing we can have. Heavenly Father commanded Adam and Eve to multiply and replenish the earth. I believe it also applies to us...it's a commandment and we should strive to honor and fullfill it. Families not only help us here on this earth in this life, but will also help us in the life to come. I am always striving to prepare to have a family of my own one day. I want to have children and raise them in a home where they can learn of Jesus Christ just as I did. I want to have the spirit's presence in my home with my family. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

A testimony is a faith or a strong belief of something. In our gospel, there are many things that we try to improve on in our life. There is history, prophets, teachings, and many more other principles and doctrine that we believe to be true. The Book of Mormon, for example, is another testament of Jesus Christ. It talks about His appearance in the Americas and also many stories of the people in the land. Many members of the church have a strong testimony of this book and what believes what it contains is true. Show more Show less