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Hi I'm Margo

I grew up milking cows, slopping hogs and feeding chickens. I've worked in the medical field most my life. I am a Mormon

About Me

I am the mother of two terrific kids, a son, who lives in Nice, France with his wife and my only grand daughter (4) and a daughter in Los Angeles, Calf., who is a nurse. I am an artist and LOVE to paint in oils and water color. I recently studied portraits with the famed Del Parson. I adore my family and would rather spend time with my sisters and my Mom than anyone else. We love to shop thrift store boutiques and lay on our mom's bed and browse vintage magazines and gab. I cherish the time I spend in the Temple, and have a heart-felt and deep love for my Savior Jesus Christ. I'm leaving for the Denmark on a service mission for 2 years this July. I have worked with the ill, elderly and handicapped for years. I love to go the extra mile to serve them and cheer them up. I absolutely LOVE to drive. . .to travel while listening to great Jazz and Blues. My Grand Dad was a Jazz pianist and used to have jam sessions at our house when we were young. All seven of us kids got to play pots and pans, or pan lids for cymbols. I played the cheese grater with a wooden spoon, and I loved the rakatakataka sound it made. My dad was also a great musician. Both my kids play guitar and write. I love to live here in St. George, Utah surrounded by the red cliffs and close to the spectacular Zion National Park. It is a great place to bike, hike and camp. I love reading the journals of my ancestors, and gaining strength from their stories. Life has challenges, for sure, but life is grand!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have tried living without the guiding principles and teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The further away I went; the more hectic, frantic, reckless, destructive my life became. I thought it was "freedom" at first, but the more unhappy I became, the more I tried to find happiness by altering my state of being; first with alcohol, and then experimenting with drugs. I soon felt lost, hopeless, worthless, and beyond repair. One night when feeling absolute despair, I hit my knees and began begging God to take the addictions from me. I was on my knees for hours, pleading. . .knowing that God parted the Red Sea, so surely He could help me! He did. I woke up the next morning and the addiction was gone! God knew me personally, and heard my plea. I changed. I went to church. I had a lot of repenting to do, but I also had dear friends at church who did not judge me, but loved me. I healed; I grew; I blossomed; I found joy. . .and FREEDOM! I have been baptized (1987) and have tried since, to live a life that shows the love and gratitude that I have for my Savior, Jesus Christ. I have an opportunity to serve Him; to serve Him by serving others; to be a good example to others; to have empathy for those who are--or have been where I have been--down that dark and lonely path. I live a Christ centered life now, full of joy. The Gospel means everything to me. I know that God lives, that His Son, Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world. . .that he came to earth and was crucified to take upon Himself the sins of each one of us...not just our sins, but He suffered our sadness, our mourning, our fears,our trials, abuses, stresses and worries. He knows us personally; our weaknesses and our strengths. He is there for us, waiting to attend us with angels of Heaven, if we but ask Him. I know that He lives, loves us, and gives us guidance through a living prophet--just as in ancient times. His gospel is restored. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Christ

How I live my faith

I am very active in my church, where I teach (or they teach me) the 8 year olds. I adore my class, and feel it a tender mercy from the Lord that I get to teach them. They have such wonderful little spirits and I love to hear them pray. It amazes me that they know the scriptures so well. They know the prophets of old. I used to teach the young girls, ages 12-18. I looked forward each year to our annual camp out. Sitting around a camp fire, where one evening is always dedicated to sharing testimonies. The girls share how the gospel of Jesus Christ helps them to live chaste lives, and find strength from each other. I participate with other church members in community service, like cleaning up the Desert Preserve trials, or just helping to weed an elderly widow's yard. My sister, brother and I donated time and talents to renovate a historic building in Keokuk, Iowa. We served the community there as Board members on the Cultual and Entertainment District Board. Groups of members have gone to visit nursing home shut-ins. We sing Hymns, do thier hair, or paint thier nails. I am the happiest when I am diing something for others. My mom and dad taught us well as kids. We were always doing projects to help others near our farm.

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Margo
I had this lesson in my class of 8 year olds. I began by asking one child to come up to the front of the class. I asked her "if another child in the class was speeding in a car, could you pull her over and give her a ticket?" She laughed and answered "no, cuz I'm not a cop" When pressed to know "why she couldn't anyway," she said " because I don't have the authority." My Father in law was a Seventh Day Adventist Minister, and in his last years spent in this life, he expressed the fact that it always bothered him that he could never trace his authority back to Christ. I love knowing that when I receive a Priesthood blessing, that the power by which that blessing is given, is from God. It is the power to act in God's name. Man cannot give that power unless he received it from proper authority. I love the fact that when my son received the Priesthood, they gave him a copy of the geneology, if you will, of that power being traced back Jesus Christ. I have had many miracles of healing in my own life through the power of the Priesthood. My faith in it comes from knowing it is God's power to heal. Show more Show less