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Hi I'm Mary Kay

I am a wife and mom, a recently retired preschool teacher, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the mother of three children and stayed at home while they were growing up. I volunteered in their schools, in Girl Scouts, at the city library, and served at Church. I have always enjoyed reading and have been an active member of a book club for several years. When my children were older I went back to college and finished my college education with a degree in English. After my children left home I had the wonderful opportunity to teach at a preschool. I recently retired and will be serving a mission for the Church with my husband for the next three years.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in Alabama as a member of the Church. My parents taught me about Jesus Christ , the Bible, and Christ's teachings. They taught me about Christ's gospel restored to the earth, about Joseph Smith being called by God to be His prophet, and about the Book of Mormon being scripture. I always believed what they said, but as I became a teenager, I wanted and needed to know these things for myself. Through scripture study, meditation, prayer and making commitments with God I have come to know through the Holy Ghost that all these things are true. Every day I continue to have the opportunity to study, pray, and be strengthened in my testimony of Christ and His Church. It is an anchor to my soul.

How I live my faith

I have tried to live my faith by being of service to others. Two of my favorite volunteer opportunities in the community have been Girl Scouts and the city's library homebound program. I loved being a leader for my daughter's Girl Scout troop. I not only got to spend time with my daughter, but I got to know some of the girls that were her friends at school. We had a lot of wonderful times and built good memories during our years with each other. In the library's homebound program I took library books to people who could no longer get to the library. Over the course of time, I developed wonderful relationships with the people I visited. I learned so much from them and looked forward to my visits with them. I was there to serve them, but I think it worked out that they were the ones serving me. At Church I have had the opportunity to serve the children, teenagers, and the adults. I enjoy being able to live my faith by actively serving with and helping others at Church. Whether teaching adults and teenagers, helping in Cub Scouts, or playing on the floor with the nursery-age children, there is no better way to learn to love someone than by serving them. I am so grateful that the chances to serve at Church never stop.