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Hi I'm Marcy

I'm a college student at ASU, I want to be a kindergarten teacher, I love ceramics and swimming, and I'm proud to be a Mormon :)

About Me

My name is Marcy and I have lived in Arizona all of my life. I was blessed to be raised in a loving, yet mixed, family in the gospel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Both of my parents were divorced before they got married and had me and my little brother. This provided me with 4 half-sisters and a half-brother, all who I love SO much. They are the best family, but of course, we aren't a perfect family. A few siblings have strayed at times from the truth they know, but I pray that one day, the few still wandering on their own will return to path. From my wonderful siblings, I have become an aunt to 4 little girls and a boy with another on the way. Growing up, I have always been decent at whatever I put my mind to. I'm decent at sports, good, but not the best. I love soccer, running, and especially swim. I'm smart and I took honors classes throughout high school, but I'm never the smartest. I didn't even believe I had a talent that could really be observed until my senior year of high school when I discovered my love for ceramics. Despite being average at everything, I tried to be the best at what I could do. I tried to always be kind to others and be positive. I guess that eventually paid off because, as a complete shock to me, I was crowned prom queen my senior year of high school. I guess ordinary isn't all that bad :) I am currently a college student and am majoring in early childhood education. I hope to be a kindergarten teacher and a mother someday.

Why I am a Mormon

Like any child raised in the gospel, I was raised knowing and understanding the gospel. However, also like any child raised in the gospel, I had to determine if this was what I really believed in. When I was younger, it was easy to just believe what my parents said was true. But at the age of about 16 I really prayed to know the truthfulness of the gospel while at Especially for Youth (a church sponsored youth camp). While there, I received an undeniable feeling of love and knowledge that this gospel is true and that what I had been raised to know was the only true church. I went through my phase of testing the limits and determining if this was truly what I believed. My answer is a resounding yes. The gospel is the path to true happiness and eternal happiness in the worlds to come. I love this gospel. I know it is true and I will continue to live by its precepts for as long as I live.

How I live my faith

Throughout my high school years, I was an active member of the leadership for the youth. During my senior year, I had the opportunity to help plan uplifting events to help the youth grow closer together so they could be an uplifting force not only to each other, but all of those around them. I am currently part of a committee in my ward of young single adults that plans activities every Monday night that we can spend together and learn about the gospel while doing service, getting to know each other, and having fun! I also recently started into visiting teaching where I am assigned to 2 girls my age that I go and visit with and provide any help needed.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

I have a body, a home, friends, a wonderful country, a job, and I'm alive. With all of the blessings I have been given by Heavenly Father, paying 10% of my income is nothing compared to what I have been given. The 10% that I donate helps others to learn of the truth that I know because of the gospel. It helps move forward the Church of God. I know that when I donate tithing, God blesses me for doing what I know to be right. Paying tithing keeps me humble and always reminds me of where my blessings come from: my loving Heavenly Father. Show more Show less

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

Mormon women are some of the strongest, hardest working, most humble women I have encountered throughout my life. My mother, grandmother, aunts, and past young women leaders are all major examples of amazing self-sacrificing women. They are constantly doing humanitarian projects and uplifting others through their dedication in the Relief Society, a church-based organization of women fellowshipping, or their own families and communities. There is no doubt that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints recognizes these women as equals to their counterparts. Both the man and the woman are equal in the sight of the Lord, just as they are in the sight of any faithful member of our church. Show more Show less