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Hi I'm Mary

I love the Gospel of Jesus Chirst, I enjoy writing, eating healthy and exercising and I'm a Mormon

About Me

My name is Mary Anna and I am 15 years old. I love the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because it is the only sure way to true happiness. I am the third of nine children. I grew up in the boondocks of Oregon as trees remained my only playground along with the fields that surrounded our 600 sq.ft. cabin, and at the time, standing as our only shelter for six children. With essentially no neighbors, we became a rather rambunctious bunch, roaming the dirt roads that ran around our property. Soon after moving to Oregon from Utah, we started a furniture business in the closest town, about a half hour drive away. It still stands as a tremendous support when we decided to move back to Utah. That is where we now remain, as a strong Mormon family.

Why I am a Mormon

Being Mormon is not just a name I like to use as a way of simply describing myself but something much deeper. Being Mormon goes down to character, as in the way I act. I was born into my religion, but I don't stay a Mormon just because I everyone around me thinks it is right, but rather because I know it is right.

How I live my faith

I love my Savior and try to understand the love he feels for me by studying and applying his teachings. Church is the highlight of my week, because without it, I am not as easily able to live the way I believe is right. I love to learn and believe that learning is an intricate part in God's plan, as we develop and further understand the things in which He has given us. My Father in Heaven is my close friend, and prayer is the best way to be close to Him and to feel His love. Really treating, trusting and relying on Him the way we all do with our earthly fathers is something I have come to understand more as I apply those traits of trust. For He is our direct father, and our faith should go beyond viewing Him as simply our supreme creator or person that we worship.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Much of the time in society, it is clear that a strong family unit is what creates a strong person. It is the escape route of each teenager and child, but when that escape is absent or failing, there are often grave consequences. Family is important because when we learn to care for others, we create a stronger, more sincere character as well as making it easier to escape sin because there is a dependable support that we can turn to. Show more Show less