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Hi I'm Margaret Hess

I was born in California, raised in Idaho, spent most of my life in Utah and now l am in England! I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am Margaret Hess. I am a missionary, a mother, a grandmother, and a great-grandmother. I am a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were members of the Church and they taught me the principles of the gospel since my childhood. It seems like I always had faith in Jesus Christ and His teachings. I know Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ and it explains the gospel of Jesus Christ in a simple and basic way. I gained a testimony of the power of the Priesthood when I had just turned eight years old. I had some problems with internal bleeding (bruising) and nose bleeds. My parents took me to several specialists and finally the decision was made that I should have a rather serious operation. The doctors told my parents I would probably be in the hospital for at least two weeks and my recovery would be longer than a month. Before my surgery I received a priesthood blessing—I cannot remember the words, but the doctors were amazed at my recovery. I was home in about five days and in two weeks I was back to my regular life style. I know that I received a blessing through the power of the Priesthood that enabled me to come through the surgery successfully and recover quickly.

How I live my faith

I know that God hears and answers our prayers. Many times the answer to my prayer has been, ‘yes.’ However, I remember one specific time that the answer I received was, ‘No.’ My last child, my baby, was entering first grade and I knew I needed to find full time work. My degree was in education and I always thought I would return to teaching when my children were in school. A great opportunity came up. A woman in the local high school had a baby and I was asked to substitute her classes for the last six weeks of school. Then she decided not to return to teaching and I applied for the job. It was the night before they were going to announce who was selected and I had a dream that I would not get the job. It was very real, I knew it was true, and I was devastated. Of course, when I found out the next day that I didn’t get the job, I wasn’t surprised. I had to remind myself that God knows what is best for us better than we do. I ended up working in a different profession for 25 years and then retired. It turned out to be one of the best answers I have received to my prayers. Because of my retirement benefits I am able to serve a full-time mission in the England London South Mission and I am thoroughly enjoying it. I work with many wonderful and faithful missionaries, members, and investigators who buoy me up daily.