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Hi I'm Maria

I have been a member for 32 years. This is the way I found the Church. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a single mom, I have 3 children, one daughter and 2 boys. I'm the 3rd child of 8 in my family. I have a son who is serving a fulltime mission in California. I was born in mexico, I have been in the US for 37 years. English has been the hardest language for me to learn, but I was able to go to college here and earn a degree in electronics. I love learning, gardening, cleaning, dancing, cooking, sewing crocheting, and canning.

Why I am a Mormon

Back in 1980, I was confused with so many religions here in th US. so one time I prayed to God, I asked him to help me find what church was His church. I said to Him, that if there was a church that was his, to send me someone from that church. Because I didn't know how to tell which church was His church, I asked for them to knock on my door and say that they were coming in the name of Jesus Christ. Then I would know that that was His church. I said to Him that I promised that I would follow him. I waited for a whole week, for someone to come, and nobody came during the week. On Saturday of that week, I woke up and I called my daughters, great-grandmother, who was Jehovah's Witness, and asked her, "Are you going to church tomorrow?" and she said yes. I said to her, "Can you please, ask some of your members to come and teach me more about the bible?" she said yes, and we hung up. I went back to bed, and it was no more than 30 minutes when I heard knock on my door. As I went to answer the door, there were 2 missionaries, and one said to me, "We are from the Church of Jesus Chirst of Latter-day Saints". That hit my heart so strong, that I knew it was the answer from God. They taught me for a week, and one sunday I went to church, by the next sunday I was already a member. I know without a doubt in my heart, that it is true. This is his church, that has been restored in these latter days, it brings to us the fullness of His words, and covenants for the benifit of all his children.

How I live my faith

I serve in different calling in the church. I work with the youth, children, and particiate in sunday school lessons. I love sharing the gosple with others, and serving in soup kitchens when i can. I love to visit other ladies in the church. I study the scriptures daily, and says my prayers. I try to be honest, and over all try my best to keep the commandments.