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Hi I'm Mary Jean

I grew up in Hawaii, taught school, married, and have lived and traveled all over the world. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up in Hawaii has helped me to appreciate the diversity of cultures and love of people throughout the world. I enjoy all people. I graduated from college, taught school, have traveled with my husband on various assignments and pleasure trips. I'm a mom. We have two married daughters and three grandchildren. I work in one of our temples; besides that, spending time with my family, gardening, cooking, sewing, walking, and swimming are some of the things I also enjoy doing.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were both Mormon also. My great grandparents (on both sides) were some of the Mormon pioneers who underwent many hardships for what they knew was right. I was taught young to appreciate and love Jesus Christ, the importance of sacrifice, and that families can be eternal. I have two brothers, and I also had two sisters who died very young. My mother took the time to explain that we would all be together again after this life. I knew at a very young age that our family is forever. What comfort and peace this truth brings into my life, and even more so now, that my parents have passed on. I know my Heavenly Father loves all his children wherever they are in the world. I know He hears and answers my prayers...sometimes through other people. I know He is incharge. And I know it is up to me to have the faith in Jesus Christ to be able to do all that He would have me do. I believe in modern day prophets. I also know that I can receive personal revelation concerning my own life. As I pray, read my scriptures, and live the best I can I know Heavenly Father through the Holy Ghost will not lead me astray.

How I live my faith

I attend church every Sunday. Because we're retired, my husband and I are privileged to work in the local temple at least two days per week. I also serve as secretary in our area women's organization. In our ward, I am a visiting teacher, which means I (along with a partner) have the opportunity to visit and serve three women every month. I love serving and getting to know new friends. My husband and I volunteer at our grandchildren's elementary school.