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Hi I'm Maureen

In high school, some of my friends were Mormon, and their good examples were inspiring to me. I am a Mormon convert.

About Me

I am a married and have 4 children. I work part time to help support my family. I am a convert to the church, and the first member in my family. I enjoy crafts, movies, cooking, serving others, spending time outdoors, and with family & friends, and participating in church activities.

Why I am a Mormon

During high school I had Mormon friends who were always good examples to me. They had strong morals and a tight-knit family dynamic that I admired. I enjoyed being around them and felt safety, happiness and peace when I was in their homes. After high school, one of these friends invited me to go to church with him. I was already an active member of another Christian church at the time, but had been searching and praying for answers to some questions related to the gospel that were troubling me. I took the opportunity to attend church with my friend as a potential answer to my prayer. While at church with my friend, I felt a familiarity I could not explain, a sense of "home" that comforted me and brought peace to my soul. I left church that Sunday feeling aglow and full of happiness. I knew after that day at church, that this was the answer I had been searching for - the missing puzzle piece so to speak. I decided to read the Book of Mormon on my own. During the months that followed I felt an overwhelming sense of peace, and I felt closer to God than ever before. I knew I wanted to join this church and asked my friend to meet with the missionaries. My family did not support my decision to join the Church, but I could not turn away from the light and knowledge I had gained. It was a difficult choice to go against my parents, but I knew it was what the Lord wanted. Soon my family grew to respect my decision, and I have been continually and richly blessed because it.

How I live my faith

I am the secretary in my church women's group. This group is called Relief Society, and its focus is to uplift and serve the women of our congregation, and help bring them closer to Christ. It is very rewarding to serve others by following Christ's example and helping those in need. I also help in planning/organizing lessons and activities to uplift the sisters of our congregation both spiritually and socially. It is neat to see how this sisterhood unites us with each other and brings us each closer to the Savior. In addition to going to church on Sundays, I am trying to pray and read the scriptures daily with my husband, in efforts to continue to build my relationship with God. We have recently started having a family prayer with our children every evening. We also have been holding a weekly family night to teach our children about gospel principles, as well as have a fun activity that we all can enjoy as a family. Holding family home evening in our home has been very helpful in bringing us closer together as a family unit. I am in no way perfect, but I strive to live in such a way that people know I believe in Christ. I feel peace and happiness in my soul when I use my talents to serve others. I try to set a good example in all I say and do in every place I go.

Are Mormons Christians?

I was a Christian before I joined the Mormon church. I was active in my church youth group, and attended weekly Bible study. I did, however, have questions that I felt were never adequately answered by my church leaders about basic and fundamental principles of the gospel. This troubled me and I felt stuck in my faith. A good friend invited me to church and I also accepted a Book of Mormon from him. After reading the Book of Mormon, and later speaking with the missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I found those answers I was so diligently praying and searching for. I had felt the Holy Ghost before, but not like I had after reading the Book of Mormon and praying to know if it was true. I had found the missing pieces of my faith, and felt closer to my Savior. I had a new and wonderful peace and happiness that I could not deny. Other Christian churches may not recognize the Mormons as "Christian" but I know that I'm more of a true follower of Jesus Christ now than I ever was. Followers of Christ are defined as Christians, so yes, Mormons are most definitely Christians. Show more Show less