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Hi I'm Mary

I have my own online gift shop, and I am an LDS Mormon Christian.

About Me

I have sung in church choir, I also play the piano. I compiled a book of my poetry on Lulu.com called Reflections on the Saviour's Love. I have two grown daughters named Sara Grace and Rachael Anne, and one in heaven named Rebecca Rose. Their daddy passed on in August, 2002, whose name was Roger Wayne, who joined the church a few years before he died in a car crash. Right now I am married to a man named Robert Wellman, who crochets as a home business. We have three cats, Stephie Felicia, and her two 1 year old sons, David Josiah and Stevie Chris. They are our children together. I also have an online gift shop.

Why I am a Mormon

I have consciously loved Jesus since I was 3, and learned about Him in Sunday School. What impressed me was how Jesus asked us to turn the other cheek and pray for those who were mean to us. (I got teased a lot because of my disability.) So that is how I lived my life, praying for those who teased me and praying that they would come to Jesus. As I got older I was very grieved with all the strife in the various denominations. In church we were going thru the book of Ephesians, and I read where the church was supposed to be built up on Apostles and Prophets, so at age 18 I asked the Lord if such a church existed, I wanted to be part of it. Two years later, after I turned 20, an old school friend got in touch with me, and told me he was studying with missionaries to join the Mormon Church. My mom let me take the lessons too. Thru our own Bible research, and finding other lost books of the Bible, we basically shared a lot of LDS beliefs by then anyway. I knew I had found the Church I had prayed to the Lord about. I took all the lessons in one visit, and was baptized the following Saturday, October 19, 1980, two months after my 20th birthday. It does not matter if people within the church don't always live up to what the gospel wants us to, it Jesus' church, and He is alive and speaking to us now. One of the things that really impressed me when I joined was that I would no longer lose friends for doctrinal differences, and that Mormons are encouraged not to engage in conflict with other denominations. But the theme of the whole restored gospel is the atonement of Jesus Christ, explained in a way that most Christian denominations can't explain fully. Sure, they understand about salvation as it relates to our benefit, but only in the LDS Church did I come to understand the humanness of my Saviour, Jesus, and how He felt suffering for us, first in Gethsemane, then on the Cross. I love Him dearly. And I give you this testimony, in His Name, Amen.

How I live my faith

Right now in the ward I recently moved into, I don't have any callings. We live in the poor part of town, and tho we are in the boundaries, it seems the visiting teachers are not allowed to come into our part of town. They tell me I am on a letter route, but have not gotten any mail. Have mentioned this to them. Not even a home teacher comes here. We do not drive. Have taken the bus there, but it is a long walk from where the bus drops us off. In times past, when my first husband, Roger, and our Rachael was with me, in Missouri, the sisters and VT's and Home Teachers didn't mind driving long distances to pick up members, and one town I was in actually had a half way point so if any could not make it to sacrament meeting, they had a place they could still partake. Once I had a calling, phoning sisters to see if they visited their sisters. I have sung in church choir, and even played the piano. It is only here in Modesto I seem to be forgotten. I made this known to the Bishop. Still have not heard anything.