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Hi I'm Marie

I'm a world traveler. I'm a Greco-Roman historian. I'm a Superman enthusiast. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love life! I grew up in Utah, but since I turned fifteen I have not stayed put in one place for very long. I lived in New Zealand during high school and have since lived in Italy, Greece, Spain and Africa. It has been fascinating to learn more about different cultures and different ways of living. I graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in Classical Studies and two minors in English and History. I love to read, cook, run, ski, and play volleyball. I am the happiest when I am outside.

Why I am a Mormon

My religion makes me happy. It gives me direction and focus for what I want in life. Being a Mormon has taught me that the family is the most important thing in life. Relationships should be our most treasured and protected desire of our heart. I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ is the best foundation for a life filled with hope.

How I live my faith

My faith is a driving force in my daily life. When I actively pray and study my scriptures I feel as if I have more strength to meet daily challenges and succeed in life's pursuits. I have learned that happiness is a choice and a journey. God loves us and wants us to be happy. When I serve others life's problems shrink and my perspective expands.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

I never understood this question myself until I had the opportunity of serving as a Mormon missionary in Spain. I learned that Mormon missionaries perform a labor of love. I felt that God loved me and this love blessed my life so abundantly that I wanted to share it with others. Helping others feel God's love inspires them to want to learn more about the gospel Christ taught, about God's plan for them, and how they can keep God's commandments. Mormon missionaries proselyte because they want to help all their spiritual brothers and sisters return to live with God and be happy. Show more Show less