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Hi I'm Marianne Stamm

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Cody, Wyoming and I have always been a Mormon being born to parents who were active.

About Me

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ, a teacher, a mother and wife and a grandmother with forty-two precious grandchildren and now eight great-grandchildren. When I was young, we did not have a church so we attended church in a rented Elk's Hall each Sunday. When I was six years old, a chapel was built in our town. Ed Grigware, a famous local artist was hired to paint the rotunda of the entrance into our chapel. We were able to attend primary for the first time so I walked over to the church from school. I laid on my back and watched the artist paint pictures of the pioneers on the ceiling. Each Sunday we could see the images of our heritage. His paintings inspired me to develop those skills. As a result, I became an Art and English teacher and love this beautiful world my Heavenly Father has created for us. Part of that is my love of children. They are the greatest of all of God's gifts to us. Sharing my talents with them and watching them grow has been my joy. Helping children develop a love for God's creations has been a great experience.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, a Mormon. I was raised in a Mormon family, in Cody, but I have gained my own testimony of this great truth. When I was just fifteen, my mother was expecting a new baby. She became desperately ill and was hospitalized for several months in Salt Lake. I was the oldest child at home; an older brother and sister were already in college. I was so frightened for my mother and frequently had the care of a younger brother and sister. Sometimes I heard my sweet father crying in the night. I prayed for my Father in Heaven to help my Mother. We did not want to lose her or the new baby. When the baby was finally born, her heart and liver were deformed and the doctors told my parents that she would live only a short time. My father brought my oldest sister home from college to care for us while he went to Salt Lake to stay with Mom. My sister knelt with us each day in Family prayer as we begged our Heavenly Father for his blessings. On the second day, as we rose from prayer, my sister told us that all would be okay and that Dad and Mom would come home with our new sister that day. No one had called us, but the Lord assured her that all was well. In the afternoon, they arrived home. My Father and my oldest brother, through the power of the Priesthood, laid their hands on her head and gave her a blessing asking for her healing. Our Heavenly Father granted that prayer. My sweet sister is today a member of the Tabernacle Choir and has been a wonderful blessing in our family. Experiencing the power of prayer and Priesthood blessings and seeing how our Heavenly Father loves and cares for us was a great testimony to me of his love for us.

How I live my faith

As a member of the church, I value family and children. I have loved serving in the church in many capacities, teaching children and adults. I have been married now for 52 years and my husband and I have been blessed with five daughters and three sons. Our focus has been on teaching them to love Heavenly Father, to say their prayers, and learn to love the scriptures so that they can enjoy the same blessings we enjoy. Because I loved teaching so much, when my children were all raised, I earned a teaching degree and taught Art, Reading, and English. The experience of teaching and helping others to learn is a wonderful experience. In our married life we have lived in many towns and states and have always found the fellowship of members of the church to be a blessing in all wards and places. No matter where we have lived we have found the same teachings and the same fellowship through out the world. Now that we have reached our retirement , my husband and I are serving a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. We have the opportunity to help others find the same joys that we have experienced by sharing the scriptures and our Heavenly Father's love with other. As missionaries, we are teaching nine and ten year old children to love the scriptures and are in a capacity to serve the young missionaries who serve in our mission. Three of our grandchildren are also serving missions in different areas of the world and we love sharing our mission experiences with them. Jesus Christ is our Savior. He lives and loves all mankind. His arm of love and fellowship is stretched out all the day long to all of us to bring us home to our Heavenly Father. The scriptures are the word of God. We invite all men and women and children to come learn of Him and partake in the blessings He offers. We love our Savior.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Marianne Stamm
The missionaries will share their love for Jesus Christ and teach His gospel to your family. They will bring scriptures and teach you to pray for and to love each other. They will teach the importance of family to our Heavenly Father and encourage you to live the teachings of Jesus Christ as a family. They will ask you to follow His example. Show more Show less