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Hi I'm Marcia

I am grateful for my life's challenges that have taught me faith in the Lord, Jesus Christ. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was blessed to be raised in the country with nine other siblings. I was the fifth child, and joke that I could have been the poster child for the middle child syndrome. Relationships have been my number one struggle in life as I have learned who I am, and my Divine worth. I am grateful for each individual that took an important role in my life to teach me patience, diligence, forgiveness and especially, my dependence on my Savior, Jesus Christ. I am grateful to my parents who taught me a good work ethic, and right from wrong. Because of them, I can't remember NOT knowing that Jesus is the Christ. I have many wonderful memories of growing up with wonderful relatives, neighbors and friends. I am grateful for my sons and daughters. They have been my greatest support - and greatest gift.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I asked, and the Lord listened. I can remember being in third grade and asking Sister Clarilla, "How can there be three persons in one God?" I also wondered why didn't we have apostles in our church, because Jesus Christ had them when he set up his church. Or "Of all the churches in the world, which one is the one closest to the one Jesus Christ set up?" Even though we recited memorized prayers, I believe the Lord answered the prayer in my heart. I began actively looking for a church at about age 19. As I was talking to the manager of a clothing store (I am very tall, and this was one place where pants were long enough), he said, "If you ever have the chance to learn about the Mormons, take it. They've got a good thing going." He was not a Mormon. About two years later, I was working in a surgeon's office. A lady came in with her daughter to have stitches removed. She wrote on her registration slip that she was "LDS-Mormon." I commented that I was to ask her about her church. She invited me to Family Home Evening (Members of the church set aside Monday evenings as a family night, see LDS.org), where I began to learn about the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I was baptized on July 1, 1978. I am grateful for missionaries who said they did not want me not to take their word for what they were teaching me, but I should pray for my own witness that it was true. About a month later, I still had not received that promised witness. As I pondered what I had been taught, and as I began to feel an urgency to know if I should remain in the church or continue my search, the Holy Spirit bore witness to me that the Church was true - that I had "found home." An unspeakable peace came to me, and I have never doubted that I belong to the true Church of Jesus Christ. Belonging to the church does not one perfect. But I will never have to search anywhere else for life's answers.

How I live my faith

After a recent divorce, I was led to move to dowtown Salt Lake City. What a blessing it has been to me. Because I attend church regularly and attended other meetings and events, I have felt and learned wonderful things. I am right in the middle of pioneer history. Many early members of the church sacrificed so much - even their lives - to escape the persecution. There were many who did not understand the workings of the Lord in restoring His church to the earth in the Latter Days - just as he promised. They came here, to this beautiful desert valley so that one day, the church would reach the whole world. Because of the example and teachings of so many wonderful and faithful members, I have learned joy in my "singleness." I wish there was another word for "single," because we are never, ever alone. Our Savior is always there with his arms outstretched to us. All we have to do is go to him. Exercise that "mustard seed" of faith, and wonderful knowledge and wisdom and joy will grow within us. Marriage was instituted by God Himself. I know that together, husband and wife can grow toward our Savior, and as they do so, they truly can become one - with Him.