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Hi I'm Mary Nelson

I am 71 years old and joined the church in 1999. I am retired and stay busy in the service of my church.

About Me

I am a Grandma of five grand children and they are my joy. I plant a garden every year and freeze or can the wonderful vegetables that come from it. There are also several apple and pear trees to pick fruit from and make apple butter or pear butter. We enjoy the butters all winter on our breakfast toast. I love my home and enjoy sewing items for it or using the inherited antiques to decorate the house. We enjoy having church members without children to our home for scripture study and eating together. We are "Empty Nesters" who try to support each other in our spiritual growth.

Why I am a Mormon

I was in another Christian church for many years but found I just needed more answers than they were able to give me. I also wanted to be more involved in the function of the church and to be closer to the members. The new studies given me in this church guided me to grow in knowledge about my purpose on this earth. It has given me a firm foundation and understanding to base my life on. And the loving guidance I am given by our church leaders have strengthened me to make good decisions in my life. I am happy! I still have bumps in the road as everyone does but know I am being taken care of and loved by my Heavenly Father. I have been taught how to connect my life to the spiritual power all of us can have in this life.

How I live my faith

I am a leader in the women's group in the Sunday meeting. It is rewarding to me to help with all kinds of situations and needs of the women in the church. There are needs for meals in a new baby, death in the family or an illness situation. Members who have lost jobs and need help with food because of loss of income are helped and guided in their spiritual strength. All of our women in the church know their "sisters" will help in many ways in their need. I jump in to be a part of the choir (singing together is so uplifting) or preparing for a fun event such as a weekend of camping together or a craft night with the other women. I love visiting other women to share the gospel and lifting each other up brightens my life as well as theirs.