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Hi I'm Marjorie

I am a retired high school "Family Studies" teacher. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I enjoy traveling and spending time in nature. Activities such as snowshoeing, kayaking, camping, and walking allow me to appreciate the beauties of the earth.. I also use my time to quilt, scrapbook, research family history, read, and serve others. Throughout my life, I have always been close to my family. I honour the memory of my parents, and enjoy spending time with my extended and immediate family. My husband and I share a great love for all of our family members and especially enjoy being grandparents! My membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a great blessing in my life! The events which I have experienced and the knowledge that I have gained have had a tremendous impact on my character development. I have a clear understanding of who I am and why I am here. I also have a very positive and hopeful attitude towards my future. I love teaching! Whether one-on-one or in a group setting, I enjoy teaching others. In my career I taught skills related to cooking, sewing, parenting, esthetics, self-reliance and personal management, but what I enjoy the most is teaching about the gospel of Jesus Christ. I never grow tired of learning about the things the Saviour taught and I strive to do my best to implement his teachings in my life. I hope that my actions and words might always help to emulate His teachings.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was only 2 years old. My parents raised me to understand many important teachings about Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. As a child, I enjoyed learning many Bible stories. I was baptized when I was almost 9 years old. I did not always get to attend church as a child and teenager because of the distance that my family lived from a meetinghouse. Nevertheless, I continued to have opportunities to learn about gospel principles, especially through the efforts of a wonderful Sunday School teacher and some youth activities. When I left home to go to university in a distant city, I remember my mother telling me "Go to church". I am so thankful that I followed her counsel! That one simple decision led me on a path of discovery that has strengthened my faith year by year. I have grown to love reading the scriptures. I have visited many of the places where historical Church events occurred and felt of the spirit of those places. I have studied the words of prophets and other Church leaders and have been instructed by many great teachers. I have prayed to know for myself that the things I have been taught are true. I have been uplifted by the testimonies and personal experiences of others. I have listened to and felt the quiet whisperings of the Spirit in my heart and mind. I am a Mormon because I have a firm testimony that what I have been taught about Jesus Christ and His atonement is truth. I know that we have a prophet of God on the earth today who gives us guidance and direction. I trust him to lead us in correct paths. I know that he teaches us what Jesus Christ wants us to know and do. I am a Mormon because the knowledge I have gives me happiness, peace, and hope. I am a Mormon because this Church teaches great truths about families and their eternal existence. I know God has a plan for all of us and I am grateful to be continuously learning about this plan.

How I live my faith

I have served others in many capacities within my Church. I have taught all ages -- children, teenagers, young adults, and adults. I have helped to organize many Church activities. And I have had fun doing all of this! I study the scriptures and the words of the prophets to increase my knowledge and strengthen my faith. I do my best to strengthen family ties. I pay tithing. I go to the temple so that I can participate in ordinance work that will benefit my ancestors. I am always trying to improve in my ability to do the things Jesus would have me do. I still follow the wise counsel of my mother by going to Church each week. I respect the beliefs of others, but am always happy to share my beliefs with those who ask and want to learn more about the teachings of my Church. I keep a journal and have found that recording the many faith-promoting experiences I have had helps me to reflect on my faith in Jesus Christ.