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Hi I'm Marina

I'm a convert to the church, I'm a new wife. I'm a step-mom to three beautiful girls. I'm a Mormon

About Me

My family is originally from Mexico but I was born and raised in Texas. I am the oldest in my family with one younger brother and one younger sister. I have been a hairdresser for the past eleven years. I loved every minute. I loved getting to know people and hearing about their lives. I recently left that world behind to do something that I love even more. I now get to spend my time with my wonderful husband and my three beautiful step-daughters. Everyday brings something new. My life is completely different from what it was just six short months ago.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up, we were your typical Catholic family. We went to church every Sunday and I went to catechism every Wednesday afternoon. I believe that our family had unity because my parents shared the same faith. My mother, especially, was very devout in her faith. She taught us to love and honor the Lord because she loved and honored him every minute of the day. I believed most of the things being taught to me by the priest, my teacher, and especially my mother however, I always had lingering questions in the back of my mind. One week before my senior year of high school something happened that made it impossible to ignore those questions. My mother was on her way home from work when she was involved in an automobile accident. She was killed instantly. Our world was turned upside down. My beautiful, loving mother was the glue that held our family together and without her our family, emotionally, fell apart. Our family life became very unstable. The responsibility of running the household fell on me. My brother helped where he could with our little sister. Our dad worked long hours which made it difficult for him to contribute to the day to day events. Life went on. We missed our mother through it all but eventually we became accustomed to our new family dynamic. The one thing that never changed were the lingering questions about my my faith and about the Lord. I searched in so many different places to find 'the true church'. I Knew that there was a church that could answer my questions about why we are here, where we go when we die, and why we have challenges in our lives. Through a client from work, I set up discussions with the Mormon missionaries. As I was listening to them I realized that what they were teaching was true. As I listened to them, I realized that I wasn't so much learning as I was remembering. That was the turning point in my life. All that I have, and all that I love come from the Lord.

How I live my faith

Currently, I have the opportunity to work with the young girls in our congregation in a program called Activity Days. The purpose of this program is to help the girls, ages 8-12, learn important principles of our faith such as, living the gospel, serving others, and developing their talents.