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Hi I'm Marilyn

I was raised in New Mexico. I love reading about and traveling to historical sites. I'm a Mormom

About Me

I was raised in a small town in New Mexico. I learned to "chop" cotton, work hard, and enjoy nature. I love history. I have danced on the plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico, walked the Freedom trail in Boston, Massachusetts, and hiked the mountains in Montana. I also enjoy reading, sewing, listening to good music, and eating ice cream. I am happily married to a wonderful man. We have six daughters and several grandchildren whom we enjoy visiting.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents and most of the people in my small town town were 'Mormons". I watched as they served each other, helping with meals, farm work or just listening to others problems. I always felt loved and secure in my home and my little town. The summer before I left for college I realized I had to know for myself if this church was true. I was working at a Dude ranch in Colorado. I read scriptures, pondered and prayed. My answer came to me in those beautiful mountains and I knew this Church was true. My husband and I have moved many times during the years. I knew this church was very family-oriented and I wanted my children to feel the security and love I knew as a child. I wanted this love and faith to be in our home, so it would always be with us, no matter where we lived. I wanted them to know Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ were always there for them as I knew they were there for me. I know this church is true and I can be happy if I keep the commandments. I love having a Prophet today just like in the Bible times to give council for our modern problems. I know I can live with my family and Christ forever if I do my part.

How I live my faith

When our children were younger, I would volunteer in the schools. I also taught 4-H. The other leaders and I would plan service projects to help our youth learn to serve in the community. I am currently working with the women in our church, ages 18 and up. Each woman has two other women who check on her every month and then report. We try to make sure every woman has support with illness, discouragement, or family problems. We also organize community service projects. We recently had a toy and clothing drive for a Women's shelter in our town. I have also helped serve meals at our community "food kitchen". I try to help the women in our church and in our community learn about Christ and His love for them.