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Hi I'm Margaret

I was born and raised in Utah and am now happily on my way to California to serve the Lord for 18 months as a missionary!

About Me

I am the second oldest of five children and am currently counting down the days to when I leave on the mission in Carlsbad, California! I grew up in Utah, with a love for singing and acting. Through my high school years, I was able to perform in many plays and had a fantastic time. I also have a love for nature and anything country. Lucky for me, I am friends with a family who owns a farm; and I have been able to help out there with planting and harvesting their fields. I am a 'reconvert' to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for over a year now. Before then, I had drifted away from the church; however, with the inspired help of a dear friend, I was able to reconnect with God and come to truly have a testimony of the restored truth on the earth. So the story about me is basically this: I am a daughter of God, who has experienced many things in this life, and am now focused entirely on devoting my life to His will. I am all about loving people, loving God, and loving life. I am about serving and lifting others to new, unimaginable heights of discipleship. I am about feeling, believing, and knowing that the work God has for me and each of us, is of the most sacred importance; and if we live within God's arms, we will be blessed and provided for.

Why I am a Mormon

My story is intertwined with the love I felt for a young man and the love he felt for his Savior. Through his good works, his compassion, and his worthiness as a Priesthood holder; he showed me that Jesus loved me, a fact I had long since forgotten and misunderstood. His family welcomed me with open arms and by example, showed me the impact God can have on a home. I have learned, through my own home and his, the divine role of mothers and Priesthood worthy fathers in the teaching of their children. We have studied scriptures and prayed; and I have learned through both homes, the goodness of God. I know our Heavenly Father loves us. I know the commandments given to us by Him are true and for our benefit. I know that very little matters in this life except to live a good one - full of love, patience, and compassion to every person we come into contact with. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches us correct principles. There is nothing in the teachings that promote ill-will or maliciousness to others. I know that Jesus Christ suffered personally for each and every sin I have committed. For that I am thankful; that He can take away my imperfections so I may become perfected in Him. I know I am lead by divine purposes to teach His children and to love all mankind. I am thankful for God's plan, that I can be forgiven of my sins. I am thankful for the trials I have gone through, because I know that they are to strengthen me and to witness of God's love for me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by learning, believing, and acting upon it. It is not enough to simply say, "I have faith in God." We need to show our faith to God, and to others, through our actions. "Faith without works is dead," and I truly believe it. My priority one in living my faith can best be described through one of my favourite Primary songs: 1.I'm trying to be like Jesus; I'm following in his ways. I'm trying to love as he did, in all that I do and say. At times I am tempted to make a wrong choice, But I try to listen as the still small voice whispers, Chorus "Love one another as Jesus loves you. Try to show kindness in all that you do. Be gentle and loving in deed and in thought, For these are the things Jesus taught." 2. I'm trying to love my neighbor; I'm learning to serve my friends. I watch for the day of gladness when Jesus will come again. I try to remember the lessons he taught. Then the Holy Spirit enters into my thoughts, saying: The question, "What would Jesus do?" used to bother me because I did not fully understand the meaning behind the interrogation. When I did come to know what it meant, it would still annoy me, because I knew that I was not acting in accordance with what the Saviour would have me do. Yet now, as I have come to know and accept the will of our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, this song is a constant, caring, and compassionate reminder to be like our Eldest Brother. What better way to live my faith, than by striving to be like Christ?