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Hi I'm Marilyn

I'm a wife, I'm a mother, I'm a grandmother and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live in Arizona where it is hot and I love it. But I also love to travel to see our beautiful world. I enjoy spending time with my husband, children and grandchildren. I am trying to become more self sufficient through gardening and home production and storage.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a strong LDS family with a LDS pioneer heritage. My great-great grandfather and grandmother were members of the Willie Handcart company. I grew up with the church and its teachings at the center of our family. There was never a doubt in my mind that I would grow up to be active in the church. When I was eight years old my mother had a baby that lived for only one day. As I watched my parents, and especially my mother, deal with this, and as I asked questions, I learned about our Heavenly Father's plan for us and the reality of eternal families. Within 2-3 years two of my grandparents passed away, and I had no doubts that I would see them again. These experiences with the death of close family members while I was a child gave me the strength and comfort I needed when as a young mother one of my own children died after living just short of one month.

How I live my faith

My husband and I work in a congregation of young single adults (ages 18-30.) So many of them are trying to get a good education and make a contribution to the world they live in. They have strong beliefs in Jesus Christ and try to follow his teachings. They make us want to be better. I have the opportunity at times to play the piano or organ for our congregation. I also am involved in teaching organ lessons to those who are interested. I enjoy teaching classes because I am able to study the scriptures and the teachings of our prophets as I prepare to share my feelings with class members.

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

I feel it is a basic desire of humans to want to help others. When I am self-reliant I am more able to help those around me because I have greater resources to draw from. Show more Show less