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Hi I'm Maggie

I was raised a Jehovah's Witness. I'm an Army Wife. I'm a mother. I'm a Violinist. I'm a Ballet Dancer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Maggie. I am a proud Army Wife. My husband Bryan has been in the Kentucky Army National Guard for 9 years. We were married in March of 2011 when shortly after he was deployed to Iraq. The missionaries knocked on my door while he was overseas, right after I was informed that he had been killed in an attack at his base. I was devastated. The missionaries sat with me for days on end listening to me sob and vent my frustrations. We had been together for several years and within 5 months of being married he was dead. I started attending church with the missionaries seeking comfort for myself and my daughter Halle. Then a miracle happened. My husband Bryan called me on Skype. He was alive and well. There was a miscommunication and he was coming home. He came home and started studying with the missionaries immediately. 3 months later, March 2012, we were baptized together and confirmed together. Now we are proud converts. I was a Jehovah's Witness my entire life until I was 18. Bryan was a Nondenominational Christian. Being Mormon filled in the gaps in our faith and brought us closer together. I have danced ballet for 14 years. I have played the violin for 10 years. I am in college for Criminal Justice. I was diagnosed with Cancer while Bryan was in Iraq. I got a blessing from the missionaries before my next biopsy. The results came back and the doctor said, "I can't explain it. The cancer is gone. Congrats." Heavenly Father loves me and blessed me. This church is true.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because in the midst of my sorrow and turmoil, Heavenly Father still blessed me with more knowledge about Him. He blessed me with true friends that loved me in the middle of my conversion, as is. Everyone was patient and loving and never abandoned me. When I found out my husband was alive and coming home, I had so much I wanted to tell him. After days of explaining the church and what I had learned, he could see my passion and excitement for the Gospel and he wanted that as well. It has been a blessing to grow closer as a family, start praying over our family meals, and praying at bedtime with our daughter. Now she is excited to tell everyone why Jesus died for us and she begs us to let her be the one to say the family prayers. It makes me proud to know that I have become a better wife, a better mother, a better friend, a better coworker, a better person! I didn't do that. Heavenly Father did. There are so many blessings to be reaped from being part of God's True Restored Church. I encourage anyone and everyone to investigate the church. There is no rush. Take your time. Ask questions. We are all here to help each other out and to help us stay faithful to the one true King.

How I live my faith

As a new convert it has been difficult to fully adjust to the different methods used in the church. However, it has been a blessing learning each step of the way. Right now I am part of a small group of new converts and we attend a special class each Sunday to reinforce the basics of the Gospel. It is nice to have an open forum where we can ask questions and have answers provided from the scriptures. We have learned so much just from this one small class.