What Is a Church Community?

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Marianne

I'm a wife and mother. I love the arts and use them while volunteering at a men's prison. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a wonderful husband and 2 adorable daughters. I am grateful for the opportunity to be a stay-at-home mother. I have a Master's degree in theatre and I especially love puppetry. Currently, I volunteer at a prison, where we work with the men to create and perform pieces for the administration. It brings them joy and gives them hope. I love anything involving the arts; playing the piano, violin, ukulele, guitar, organ; singing, dancing, painting, knitting, acting. I also enjoy traveling to other countries, and I hope to do more of it in the future.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, but over the years I have developed my own testimony of the truthfulness of the Gospel. I have prayed to my Heavenly Father to know if it is His church, and I have received that confirmation. My life has constantly been guided by Him, to bring me to where I am today. I cannot imagine my life without the teachings of the Gospel. When I struggle through trials, it is through my Saviour, Jesus Christ, that I am able to press forward and look to a brighter future. I love having the peace and comfort that the Atonement can bring. I know that families are eternal. As I look at my children and feel of the love I have for them and my sweet husband, I am so grateful to know that we can be together forever. Living the Gospel honestly makes me happy.

How I live my faith

I have the great opportunity to play the organ for my ward. I also get to teach music to the children, ages 18 months to 12 years old. One of the coolest things I do within my ward visit and get to know some of the women by visiting teaching. I visit them in their homes, or I try to do creative things for them, so they know that I love and appreciate them.