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Hi I'm Mary

I am a convert to the church, I joined in 1995 and have raised my family in the church.

About Me

I am a mom of two children, a girl and boy, both grown with families of their own. I love to read, spend time with my family and friends, I enjoy quilting and other crafts. I like to hike and travel and visit our National Parks in our camper. I enjoy learning about my ancestors as I have worked on family history work over the last couple years and have had great fun sharing stories and finds with one of my aunts who lives in Kentucky.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because my husband was raised in the church and though he was not active when we married, he still maintained high values so I had a good example to follow when I was assigned a faithful Visiting Teacher who came to see me each month even though I was not a member and who continued to befriend me even after she was in a different church group, even today. I am a Mormon because my first Bishop was a wonderful example of someone who truly gave of himself, because of ladies who came up to me the first time I came to church and made me feel welcome, because of countless friends and fellow Ward members over the years who continue to not only make me feel welcome but all others also.

How I live my faith

I strive to do my best in any position I am asked to fulfill within the church including the time I spend working in the Temple and Family Search Libraries but I find getting to know my fellow brothers and sisters as I serve them in capacity of Visiting Teacher and Home Teacher companion to my husband is how we can best live our faith and doing whatever else is needed to support our local Ward Family and neighbors.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

No, anytime there is a natural disaster you can count on the Mormon Church in the area to be there to offer whatever help is needed. As members of the church we strive to live the teachings of Christ himself who offered help to all who was in need regardless of who they were, we likewise do the same. Much of what our church does to help others is done in areas where we have few if any actual church members. I am honored to be able to tell co-workers that if they so needed it they could turn to the Bishop or their local Ward or Branch and help would be gladly offered, even though they are not members of our church. Show more Show less