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Hi I'm Marcia Ann Benson Moon

I grew up in Idaho on a farm. I have eight children who make me proud. I am a mother. I love serving missions.

About Me

I was raised on a farm. I basically did all sorts of farm work with my brothers and dad. I helped my mom in the house and garden. I graduated from college in Elementary Education. I married right out of college and began my family so I basically used my education to raise eight beautiful children. I love serving in the church and have done so all my life. I love to sew, do crafts, cook, and have done a little water coloring. I love sports, biking, hiking, exercising, and snow sports. I live at the base of a couple of beautiful canyons with ski resorts. I love to serve in my neighborhood and schools. I help stock an Elementary School Incentive Store where students buy gifts with tickets that they have earned with good behavior. I spent nine years in the presidency of a girls camp, ages 12 to 18 years. I have seven siblings who live close to me and I love getting together with them for family reunions and sharing our lives. I cared for my mother for years till she passed on at the age of 90. I served a mission with my husband for my church on the island of Tonga in 2014-2015. My youngest daughter served a mission at the same time in Oklahoma. We came home and served a mission in Family History in SLC and now we just received a mission call to the Cebu, Philippines Mission for the next 18 months. Yahoo! I will go, I will do whatever the Lord wants me to do there. I love serving the Lord.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family who were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was taught by faithful parents and church leaders all my growing up years. I have always feet a good feeling when I am in church and when I serve in it. I first felt I had a testimony when I was in my teenage years as I felt a warmth in my heart whenever I heard things that were truths in the gospel. I have always been happy when I obey the principles of the gospel and the commandments of God. I have seen the happiness others enjoy when they follow the Lord's commandments. I have also seen the unhappiness and emptiness others have when they choose to follow the ways of the world. I can learn from observing others. I want the happiness that comes when I live the gospel fully. I continue to follow His gospel because I see His hand and His tender mercies, everyday in my life, as I strive to obey and serve. I know we came from heaven to have this mortal experience and that we came from our Heavenly Father's presence with a plan to return to Him. I am grateful to know that plan and to strive to live it. I know we need to accomplish certain things to be able to live in His presence in the next life. I know we will go to a beautiful place when we die and be able to serve there, as we do here, and feel His love and the joy we can have when we serve. I know that our Father in Heaven knew we would make mistakes from time to time and that we would need a way to be forgiven of those wrongs so He provided the Savior Jesus Christ, our brother, to atone for our sins and give us the opportunity to repent and to be able to return to live in his presence. I love the Savior with all my heart and know that he lives and loves us. He knows our names and always has His hand out to us to help in any situation, no matter how bad it is. I am so happy that I am a Mormon. I want to share this with everyone.

How I live my faith

I love to serve in my church. I have served in the women's organization for years as a teacher, president, counselor, homemaking leader, visiting teaching leader and visiting teacher. I have served as a teacher and in the presidency of the children's organization and in the youth organization in the presidency, as a teacher, a sports director, camp director, President of the Stake Youth Program, and I was in charge of a Pioneer Trek for 300 people. I was in charge of girls camp in our neighborhood and church for several years. We have many at the time in our neighborhood who are aging and failing. My husband and I enjoy helping them whenever we can and know of a need. I am in charge, at the time, of arranging acts of service when needed with the women in our church. I arrange meals for sickness, surgery, move in's or out's, and I arrange for the meal for families when they lose a loved one and have a funeral. I served for 9 years in the Presidency of a Girl's Camp. I registered the campers, arranged the buses, taught counselors, and trained leaders. All of my service has brought me great joy. I love to serve and forget about myself and help others.