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Hi I'm Mary

I love black and white movies, hiking and kayaking. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a missionary! In reality, that's enough said, but here's a bit more. I enjoy hiking, camping, quading, kayaking, soccer - pretty much any activity out of doors - and reading. I spend most of my free time in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains. I graduated with my bachelors degree in 2011-woot woot.

Why I am a Mormon

We have a Father in Heaven who loves us and wants us to live with Him again. He loves us so much that He sent His Son to live and die for our sins and sorrows. It is that simple. Jesus Christ loves us enough that He came to this earth to make up for our mistakes. He rose again so that we can also conquer death and return to our Heavenly Father and live with our families again. Our Savior is the same yesturday, today, and forever. And because He loves us He has once again called prophets to speak to His followers. He has given us the Book of Mormon to know how we can be cleansed from our sins and become more like our Savior. This is why I am a Mormon; because this is true, through and through. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. Through Joseph Smith Jesus Christ restored His church to the earth. I am a Mormon because I have come to know this that this is true.

How I live my faith

I have taught children, teenagers, and adults. It is all the same information - the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth and we can have joy and peace in our lives. I study the scriptures and listen to the prophet that Christ has called to lead His church. I pray to know if the Book of Mormon is true. I pray for guidance, expecting an answer and doing my best to follow the guidance given. I live my faith by practicing it.

What is being a Mormon like?

It is wonderful! It has given me so much joy and peace by knowing that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me and knows me. He has a plan for us and that is to gain experience so that we can one day live with our Heavenly Father again. That plan is called the Great Plan of Happiness. And that is exactly what being a Mormon is like - Pure Happiness. Prayer is an essential way we communicate with Heavenly Father and gain that pure joy. Thru prayer and reading the scriptures we are better able to know how to follow the example of our Savior, Jesus Christ; by living His gospel and keeping His commandments. Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

The priesthood is the authority to act in God's name. While Jesus Christ was on the earth He gave His apostles the authority to conduct His church in His absense. The correct authority is always necessary...think about the Ice Cream Truck man pulling you over and trying to give you a ticket...not the correct authority. On the other hand, imagine the Highway Patrol Officer pulling you over and trying to give you a ticket...the correct authority. The correct authority is so important. That same authority that Jesus Christ gave His apostles has been restored to the earth. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is led by that authority. All male members of the Church who prepare themselves are able to recieve that preisthood authority. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

You ask. Through prayer it is possible to know all things. God is the source of all truth and He loves us so much that He has given us prayer. The truth will be verified to you as you pray. It may come as a comforting feeling, peace, hope, or happiness. These feelings may have already happened as you have studied the scriptures and have learned about the gospel of Jesus Christ. Listen to these feelings, it is proof that the Holy Ghost is telling you that what you are learning is true. Continue to pray sincerely to Heavenly Father, study the scriptures and the gospel, and follow God's commandments. Show more Show less