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Hi I'm Mary Howell

I was born in California, moved to Utah at 5yr. old. I love working as a CNA, and hope to become a nurse. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I work as a CNA, and it it by far my most favorite job. I work at an Asstied Living home, where I take care of the elderly. I have always known at a young age that I wanted to become a nurse. Taking care of people and meeting there needs as best I can has always been a joy of mine. I also enjoy running as much as possible, and was on my highschool swim team, which taught how to organize my time, and to have dedication. I plan on attending college when I come home from my mission, and following my dreams of getting a further education and getting my nursing degree. At the age of 11, I knew that I wanted to serve a mission, and bring people the joy and peace that I have felt while growing up. My family has not always been active in the LDS church, but my parents have always had a strong testimony, and have always been supportive of my choice to serve God. I am blessed to have three older sisters, one of those being my best friend and twin. My sisters are also very excited for my opprtunity to serve. I very much look forward to my next chapters in life, and with my Faith I know my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ will guide me in the directions I need to go.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents both grew up in the church, but as they got older, they both fell away and living their lives in a complete opposite way of what the church teaches us. When my eldest sister was 10, the missionaries came to their door, and my sister was soon baptized. But still my parents did not attend church. When I was five we moved to Utah and again, missionaries came to our door and started preparing my twin and I for baptism. They also worked with my dad, and he was able to baptize us a few months after our 8th birthday. After our baptism, we moved to our home in West Jordan and became a part of an amazing ward and stake, All growing up I had the greatest examples and have always strieved to be a true example of Christ. Because of my parents past, I knew I always wanted to stay active and stay away from anything that could take that away. After highschool graduation, the next two years were pretty rocky for me, but I always knew the church was true. Through the Atonement and love from Christ, I know that I will always be picked up and put back on my feet after I fall. Without the unconditonal love from Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ, I would have never found my way back to true happiness and peace. I am proud of who I am and what I will continue to learn from my life experiences. I know that without the Gospel in my life, I would be so lost and scared. I know without a doubt in my mind, that this church is true and is the only way to Eternal Joy.

How I live my faith

As a youth, I was always very active in the ativities and programs the church had available to us. Most of my sisters would attend with me, along with my mom. My base testimony came from surronding myself with my loving friends nd family at these church activites. I learned so much about myself, as well as about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. After I graduated High School, I quickly got two jobs, which took away from my church attendance. I was fortunate enough that I realized very soon, that this was not making me happy and that I missed having such a strong stand in church. I started attending church as much as possibe, and rebulit myself and still am always improving to be the best version of who I am possible. Now my main focus is to enter the mission field on August 21, 2013. I will be serving in Twin Falls Idaho, and because I will be teaching in the spanish language, I will be sent to the Mexico City MTC for six weeks. I can't even explain in words how truly blessed I am, and how thankful I am for my trials that have made who I am today, and now I have the blessing of sharing my love for My Savior to the paople of Twin Falls.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Mary Howell
The Temple is a sacred place where Mormons can worship and have a closer relationship with God. It a special place where we can make promises to God and follow his teachings. Only members who hold a Temple Reccomend can enter into the Temple because its such a holy place and is something that you should work and strive for. In the Temple, we can provide opportunities for those who have passed away to be baptized and recieve the gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less