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Hi I'm Mary Jo Grossen

I'm a Missionary, a harpist, I love sports medicine and anything to do with Music. I have five brothers, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to Sing, play the piano, and play the Harp! During High School, I loved to be involved in all sorts of things from Musicals to Soccer to Ballroom dance to Sports Medicine. I enjoy the fast-paced life of being a Football Medical Trainer. I love Martial Arts and really anything to do with weapons and hunting. I'm studying Sports Medicine at College, but I'm currently serving a Mission in the Alpine German Speaking Mission! I love meeting new people, studying new languages, and learning new things. I'm the only girl of five brothers, but I love it. I love helping people, and I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

Well, I'm a Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I know that it is true. I know that God loves each and every one of us and that we are all his creations. Jesus Christ lives and he has done everything for us, including suffering for our sins—eventually dying for us. He did it all for us, and because of that, we are able to be freed from the bonds that Satan has so tightly wrapped around us. This message is real. It changes lives. It's changed mine and I've seen it change others. I'm thankful for the people who knew that I was struggling and supported me as I made my own decisions. I'm thankful for those who stood by me through thick and thin, and for my Savior Jesus Christ who made it possible for me to return to him. I know that this Gospel is true because I have seen it change my own life and as a Missionary, I get to see it change other people's lives as well. I know the Atonement is real, because I have felt it and seen of its power. I have felt God's love in my life, and I know that he is there and cares for each and every one of us, no matter what. I love the gospel and the church. It has helped me through so many things. Time after time, I have found myself struggling with different things. Whether it was performing at different non-church events, or being in a situation at a wrong time, I have always ended up turning to the Gospel and the scriptures to solve my problems. Through Church and Christ, I have been able to constantly stand on my feet and keep moving where I want to be. This Church and this Gospel has brought me so much joy, and I want to be able to share this joy that I have felt with others. That's why I'm serving as a Missionary.

How I live my faith

I participate in Church by answering questions, being people's friend, and just being there for those who need it. I sing the hymns with the congregation. I even sing or play in church at times. I love talking about what I believe in, and I enjoy sharing my faith through the music I play. In Arizona, we do an Easter Pageant every year. I had the opportunity to be in it once, playing an Angel. I was set apart as a cast missionary, and performed for two weeks. The Easter Pageant was about Christ's life and his resurrection, and I loved every moment of it. Performing as a Cast Missionary made me really think about a Mission and about why I should go. Also, I am currently serving as a Missionary in Europe. I love being able to speak to people constantly about my faith and what I believe in. It is wonderful to be able to have this opportunity to serve the Lord. This gospel is real, and I am so thankful for the opportunity that I have to be a Missionary and for the chance I have to share my love of the Gospel with others.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Mary Jo Grossen
No, Mormons are not required to serve missions. We each do it by our own free will. Elders can leave when they are 18, and sisters may leave when they turn 19 years old. Currently, I am serving as a Missionary, and I did it by my own free will, and I am paying for it. No one told me to serve, and no one influenced my decision. I felt like serving a mission was simply the right thing to do at the time. I am excited to serve and to share my love of the gospel. Show more Show less