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Hi I'm Mary

I grew up in Illinois in the United States. I later moved to Utah with my family. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother and a grandmother. I have three daughters and raised them as a single mother. I also have ten grandchildren. My favorite thing to do is to be with my family. We get together on birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions and sometimes just for fun. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administrations from the University of Utah and worked mainly as a Commercial Leasing Agent and Property Manager. I am now retired and looking forward to serving a full-time mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I married a Mormon. Before that, I was a contented Baptist. I agreed to listen to the missionaries and before I knew it, they had answered a question that my minister had not been able to answer. I had been taught that the trinity (Heavenly Father, Jesus, and the Holy Ghost) were one and the same. It was hard for me to comprehend. After all, if they were the same, why would this entity say to itself that "This is my son...."? My minister was not able to clear it up for me. The missionaries taught me that Heavenly Father, Jesus and the Holy Ghost were three separate entities. I knew it was true. One of the other reasons for my conversion was the emphasis on family and how we could be together forever. I also believe that it is logical that we continue to have a living prophet to guide us. In addition, I believe that the Book of Mormon is another testimony of Jesus Christ. All of these things have given me knowledge and blessed my life and that of my family.

How I live my faith

I have served in a position as a teacher in both the children's organization of the Church and in the women's organization of the church. I have also served in leadership positions in these organizations. I have loved all of these callings. One of my favorite things to do is visiting teaching. Each sister is assigned three or more other sisters to visit each month. I love to do this because I learn to love the sisters I visit and am able to get to know them and their families and to serve them when there is a need.

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