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Hi I'm Marilyn

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Southern California, graduated from BYU and raised my family in Utah.

About Me

I am the eldest of 8 children, the mother of 8 children, and the grandmother of 32 children. I have a masters degree in library and information science, which I received 20 years after receiving my bachelors degree in elementary education. I have been married for almost 50 years and recently completed serving a temple mission with my husband in Nauvoo, Illinois. We served 3 other missions for our church and look forward to many more years of service.

Why I am a Mormon

As a young girl, I felt very strongly that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was true. I wanted to be able to say that I KNEW it was true. One summer, when I was 17 years old, I sat in a campfire area at girls camp, early in the morning, and watched the sun come up over the mountains and filter down through the trees. Into my mind came the thought, "This was what it was like when Joseph Smith saw the Father and the Son." A warm feeling filled my body from head to toe and I KNEW for myself that the Church is true. I graduated from seminary, where I had received additional confirmation of my testimony. When I found the love of my life and was married in the temple to him, I continued to learn and to grow from the instruction received therein. I love reading the scriptures and being taught by the Spirit. The Holy Spirit confirms truth constantly as I diligently work to keep the commandments and stand in holy places.

How I live my faith

I receive great satisfaction from serving others. I've served in parent/teacher associations at my children's schools. I enjoy serving as a visiting teacher, where I can encourage and support other women in their challenges and struggles. I enjoy teaching in all the organizations of the Church and helping others learn the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I try to be a good neighbor and show sincere interest in their lives. I love getting to know people and establishing a relationship of trust and friendship.