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Hi I'm Margie

Grew up in Provo, Utah--graduated BYU--moved to Arizona--mother of 10 children--34 grandchildren--run a business--I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up surrounded by grandparents and aunts, uncles and cousins on both sides of my family. I graduated from college in Business Education and did some teaching and also have worked as an office manager for several years. I met my husband in college, got married (43 years now), moved to Arizona where we raised 10 children. We also have 34 grandchildren, and all but 2 of our grandchildren live within 5 miles of our home--so the tradition of being "surrounded" by family continues. From this you can see that my time and talents are family oriented. I take a long walk in the early morning hours almost every day to enjoy some quiet time and to count my blessings.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints so I guess you could say I have always been a Mormon. I have always believed the Mormon Church to be true and was taught its principles from a very young age. Over the years as I studied the gospel for myself it became more clear to me that my Heavenly Father's Plan of Salvation was the only way to true happiness in this life and the life to come. I have a strong testimony of the truthfulness of this gospel and I know that my membership in the Church is the greatest blessing I have. Faith in my Savior Jesus Christ and his atoning sacrifice helps me understand the great love our Heavenly Father has for each one of us--and helps me be more compassionate and loving in my own life.

How I live my faith

My husband and I served as mission presidents over a Church Mission in Ecudor. We were there for 3 years and had responsibility over about 500 different missionaries during that time as they came and spent their 2-year missions teaching the people of Ecuador about the Gospel. My husband is now a bishop over a group of single young adults ages 18 to 30. I live my faith by attending Church each Sunday, paying a full tith to the Lord, reading my scriptures daily, and praying morning and night to my Heavenly Father--thanking Him for my many blessings. Faith in the Savior Jesus Christ has always been a part of my life, but my faith grows stronger even now as I see the small miracles that happen around me each day. I know that everyone has difficult times in their lives and I am no exception--but my faith keeps me grounded and helps me understand what is really most important in this life--I choose to count my blessings--I choose to be happy. I have taken care of elderly parents and am so greatful for the knowledge I have of life after death. I try to serve gladly when asked to serve in the Church or my community and I am greatful for opportunities that make me step out of my comfort zone, serve others, and strengthen my faith.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

There is not just "one" way to be a mormon woman--we are different in so many ways--but the same in our common faith in our Savior Jesus Christ--husbands and wives support each other and work toward creating harmony in the home--God created man to be man--and woman to be woman--each with their specific characteristics. Mormon women are responsible and dependable citizens of their communities just like so many other women of other faiths. Show more Show less