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Hi I'm Marilyn Johnson

I grew up in California. I enjoy the outdoors and the wonders that it holds. I love playing basketball. I am a Mormon!

About Me

I have always loved playing basketball and being active because it tends to be my stress reliever when things start to get hectic around me. I am majoring in Secondary Education and from there I have an ambition to become a lawyer and help people around me. Currently I have been called to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Japan and I am beyond words for the excitement and joy I feel for this opprotunity to share the peace I have recieved from living this gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

I know that God is with us every step of the way and desires us to return to live with Him again. Not only does our Heavenly Father want us to return to Him but God wants to help us as we journey through this life. Yes, He cares. I know that He cares because God has given us a body, agency and the light of Christ. I know that He cares through the laughter of a child, a flower blossoming in the spring, the roar of the waterfall and the whistling of the wind around me. Because our Heavenly Father loves each and every one of us He has given us a beautiful Earth where we can be happy. God has given us many tools to use and empower us to return to Him, which are; the Book of Mormon, the Bible, modern prophets and scripture through modern revelation.I know that families can be together forever and I am grateful for my family and their love. I know that Christ died for us and now lives again. I know this to be truth because I have received an answer through sincere prayer and this is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by example. I strive daily to be like Christ by being patient, charitable and understanding. Even though at times I fall short of living all of these characteristics what matters is that we try, one step at a time. He didn't say the road would be easy, but worth it and as I go through life I know that I will change for the better. I desire for others to know what I know and the best way I can see this occuring is by starting with myself. It may be a small way of helping others but as one person is touched the light continues to shine and hope is spread forever forward.