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Hi I'm Marv

I have many ancestors who were Mormon Pioneers. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I came from a small town in Idaho. I worked on potato farms growing up, my first job was to pick up the potatoes in the field for seven cents per 100# sack. I worked as a shepherd while I was in middle school, for ten cents per hour. I left the farm and went to college. I obtained a degree in Chemistry and Medicine. When I was 19, I went on a two year LDS mission to southern California. My wife and I have traveled a lot, and I have photos from all over the world. We have 2 children and 8 grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because the LDS doctrine answers many of my deepest questions. I believe that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the World and that he is my personal Savior. I believe the Bible is the word of God, and that other LDS scriptures are also the word of God. The fruit of the Gospel is peace and happiness; and, "by their fruits ye shall know them".

How I live my faith

We all have callings in the Church. I assist with emergency preparedness. I also work with improving teaching resources for the Sunday School.

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

Marv
Food storage and self reliance goes all the way back to my childhood. We had a root celler and jars of fruits, vegetables, and meat for the winter time. Mom made soap from beef tallow and lye. It was used mostly for laundry, but occasionally, for bathing. That was not a pleasant experience. The thing most valuable to me which I learned from this eperience was how to work. My dad was a great example. He was a very hard worker. Even when he was swindled by unscrupulous associates, he was able to bounce back because of his work ethic. There were no handouts from the government, we all pulled together for the good of the family. We learned that hard work leads to self reliance and success in the academic and business world. Show more Show less