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Hi I'm Margo

I'm a mother and grandmummy. I can survive anything. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am recently single after being married for 35 years. Many of the circumstances of my life have changed, but I am still me. I am a mother and a grandmummy. As a middle school nurse, my favorite students I see come to do finger pricks, count carbohydrates, and inject life saving insulin through syringes or infusion pumps. Ever courageous and non-complaining they are my heroes. Healthy habits are important to me especially since I outwitted the malignant cells that invaded my body. Exercise and fresh, pure food are important to continue to keep it a part of my past. Family gatherings, time with my granddaughter, a good book, a 5K with my children, a new recipe to try. a night out with friends, service to render, playing decorator at home, a walk with my dog, organizing something, finding a creative outlet, a phone call with my sisters make life very sweet for me.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon by birth. I remain in the faith because that's where I feel my Heavenly Father's love. I know that he knows the details of my life. I know he prepares me for what is ahead in life. For me, it seems to be through serving others and spending time with His Word. At a church meeting a visiting Authority spoke on the Atonement of Jesus Christ. He taught that the Savior's Atonement was not just for our sins, but that it was also for our pains and our sorrows. He said that we could lay our burdens down at the Savior's feet and He would help us carry them. That doctrine of Christ got my attention and stayed in my heart. I was called to serve in the church education program for the youth and young adults. I spent more time than ever before reading, studying and talking about the Word of God found in the scriptures. I grew to love and rely on them. I sensed and gained power from them. I felt strong. It was during this time that my marriage ended. I felt such a literally heavy sorrow. It was then that I remembered the teachings about the Atonement. In my mind's eye I took my sorrow with all of it's weight and laid it down at the Savior's feet. I made a commitment that I would not lay my head down to sleep without first having filled my soul with the Word of God from the scriptures. It was a difficult time for me. It was hard to eat and sleep. It was hard to think of more than one day at a time. One rainy afternoon, I was out on a run. I had inspiring music playing on my i pod. Usually the exercise would lift me up, but this time, I became overwhelmed with sorrow. It felt so heavy and I said out loud, 'I cannot do this.' Immediately I felt the sorrow lift, just a little. I caught my breath and I thought, 'Alright, this much I can do.' I knew it was the Savior helping me carry my load. He couldn't take it away, but he would be by my side. I felt an overwhelming love and the beginnings of healing. I am one of Heavenly Father's children of which he loves all.

How I live my faith

Having life long membership in Jesus Christ's Church has given me opportunities to see many examples of how I should live, starting with my parents. They taught through their actions that service is key to living a happy life. Working with the youth in my ward requires a significant sacrifice of my limited time after work. I have learned not to think about what I am giving up, but to go and serve. I always come home feeling happy and glad that I could spend time with young women who have the same values that I have and whose ultimate goal is the same as mine. We strengthen each other. The principle of service leading to happiness is true outside of the church setting. I spend one week of my summer vacation volunteering at a camp for kids with diabetes. The camp is run almost entirely by volunteers.The joy from service is felt by all. It rivals with Disneyland as being one of the happiest places on earth. Day and night I am beside my assigned campers to help them have fun, to teach them how to best care for themselves and to make sure they return safely home to their anxious parents. As I leave, I stop and wonder if I have given enough because I am leaving with a full heart and greater understand of the disease that intrigues me.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Margo
The Bible is Holy Scripture to Mormons and is considered the word of God. We believe our Heavenly Father loves all his children. He inspires holy men through all ages to bring His word to His children. The written word is important and records our Heavenly Father's teaching and dealing with His children. Through these holy men, prophecies of the coming of Jesus Christ are recorded. Through other holy men, the fulfillment of those prophecies including the life of Jesus Christ is recorded. Our lives are blessed with the record the Bible brings to us. Show more Show less