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Hi I'm Marilyn

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a homemaker. Before I had kids, I had no idea that staying home with them could be so fulfilling. I have attended college and been in the Army National Guard as a fire fighter, which I loved, but it all pales in comparison to being a mother.

Why I am a Mormon

Simply put: I know it's true. For more detail: I am the kind of person who doesn't just take things at face value. I question everything and am constantly asking why and finding alternatives if I can't find a good answer. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints not only satisfies my intellectual questioning, but there is so much more, I not only know in my head that it's true, but I have felt the Holy Ghost speak to my mind and heart, and every part of me knows that this is the Gospel on the Earth today. I have intensely studied this Church and yearned in my prayers for answers and I have no doubt in my mind as to this Church's truthfulness.

How I live my faith

I may not do a lot of magnificent things to show others my faith, but I try to do the little things. In 1 Timothy 4:12 it says "...be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity." I visit other women in my church (we call this visiting teaching, and I think we spend more time visiting than teaching, but that's part of creating unity!) and we all check on each other to see if any of us needs help with something, or we might bring one another a treat just to make that other person happy, or just talk with the other women about their problems, every woman needs another woman to talk to. I also teach the nursery in our ward (congregation). I not only watch the children from the ages of 18 months to three years, but the other teacher an I also teach them about simple principles of the Gospel. Things like: prayer, being kind to others, the importance of family, what Jesus did for us, and the like. They may be young, but they do understand these basic principles. I also try to do the little things to hopefully make a difference in someone's day. I don't make rude gestures at other drivers in traffic, I look for opportunities to hold a door open for someone, or pick up something that someone has dropped, or just smile at those around me. I am far from perfect, but hopefully these little things are uplifting those around me.