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Hi I'm Marsha

I'm a Mormon. I am a 63 year old woman, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and a beloved Child of Heavenly Father, and a friend to many!

About Me

At this time of my life I am doing Family History Research and helping others in their research. My husband and I have raised 7 children and we have 34 grandchildren (and of course each are beautiful and smart) and happy with their own family, and for that we are grateful. I have been known for my lovely gardens - vegetables and flowers but mostly flowers now. I love flowers and the diversity reminds me of the unlimited creations of our Heavenly Father. I do a fun thing with my grandchildren - GrandKids Day once a week. I am home so they can come and visit with me and play with their cousins. Sometimes their mothers go shopping, help in a school classroom, etc. I want our grandchildren to know and love each other! At this time there are 5 coming each week. Our 34 grandchildren range from 1 month to 22 years. Yearly during Spring Break, my husband and I do Cousins Camp and have the school age children come - 1-2 days for boys and then 1-2 days for girls. We do fun & creative things, learn cooking, and share Family Stories and Photos. Each one has a Family History binder that we add to regularly. I want them to know their heritage. I was born in Utah, and grew up in Phoenix. David and I raised our family in Tempe, and now we're in Mesa, Arizona. Friends are so important. I always seek out new friends who need a friend. I love reading the scriptures and other good literature. I love my husband and am very grateful for him!

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to be raised in an LDS home. My father descends from Mormon Pioneers who settled Utah several generations ago. My mother grew up in the Lutheran faith in NW Pennsylvania, and her ancestors had lived in PA for several generations. When my parents met, my father introduced the Mormon church to my mother. She had read about Brigham Young in her history books. She grasped the principle of Eternal Marriage, and that this man went to church every week and would go with her! That was very important to her. As I grew up, I was taught the principles of the Mormon faith. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints is a sure foundation to my life. I get emotional when I start to count my blessings! The gospel is vital in my life. I love having a living Prophet who talks with Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ. The directions they give are perfect and vital to me. I am Happy and glad to be a Mormon. I cherish the stability it adds to my life. I don't have to be swayed by the whims of fashion designers or other celebrities. I know what values I want in my life. I know where I came from. I know why I am here on earth. I know where I'm going.

How I live my faith

I really do love attending church each Sunday! Daily I pray and read the scriptures. I pay my tithing and share financially by giving other offerings. I want to be a friend to others and help them feel comfortable. I love to discuss Sunday lessons and gospel teachings. I like serving others and do it in many ways throughout the week. I teach Family History classes on Sundays and help others on research and computer times on Thursday evenings. My husband and I visit other families and open our home to church socials and activities. For many years I taught children's classes and teenage girls. They are precious! Years ago when our children were young, I helped with Cub Scouts, classroom Mother, and went on Field Trips with the school. In my community I organize Neighborhood Block Parties or get togethers and help with political candidates. I love America and our Constitution. I have been an Election Voting Official for over 30 yeas and really respect our way of electing government representatives. I try to always be honest and true in all that I do and say. I want others to trust me. I do not use profanity and wish that no one would. I care about what movies and music and books and magazines are in my home. I truly desire for the Holy Spirit to be in my life and home. I desire for others that visit our home will feel good and accepted. I love life! I love knowing Jesus Christ and that He is my Savior and Redeemer. I want to see Him again. I want to see my Heavenly Father again. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has given me this knowledge.