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Hi I'm Marilee

I am a wife, a mother of 5, and a homemaker. I'm also a Mormon.

About Me

I love being a stay at home mom. Even though my kids are all in school now, I enjoy being available to support them in their various activities. I enjoy gardening, canning, cooking, reading and watching movies.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (or Mormon Church). I have always been an active member, but there came a time during my college years where I had to become fully converted for myself. One day I was asked by a young man how I knew the church was true. I told him it just was. He said, "But how do you KNOW it is true?" I couldn't explain it in words and I went home to my apartment and cried because I began to doubt if I really did KNOW The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was true. I knelt down and said a prayer. I asked my Heavenly Father if the church was true. When I was done, the thought came to my mind "You have always known it is true." Peace filled my heart and I realized, that simply, that I had always known the church was true. The only answer I could give the young man was that I knew in my heart that it was true. I have never looked back since and have enjoyed great joy and peace as I have tried my best to live the precepts of the gospel and raise a righteous family. That is why I am, and will continue to be, a Mormon.

How I live my faith

The best way I live my faith is by doing everything in my power to raise a righteous family. We try hard to make family prayer and scripture study an important part of our daily routine. Each week we gather as a family on Monday nights to have Family Home Evening. On these evenings we study gospel principles, play games, eat treats and enjoy spending time together as a family. I LOVE my family!! Another way I live my faith is by accepting callings to serve in my church. Over the years I have worked with the young children, been a leader over the young women ages 12 to 18, taught the adults in Sunday school and helped in any other way I have been asked. I have enjoyed each calling and grown from the experiences I have had. I also feel it is important for my children to see me serving and helping in the church so that they will grow up realizing how important it is for all of us to do our part to build the kingdom.

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

I currently have a son serving a mission in the Philippines. He chose to dedicate 2 years of his life to teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. He used his own money to purchase all the clothing and supplies necessary to take with him. We, as his parents, have chosen to pay the monthly living allowance required by the church in order to support him. We gladly do this because we want to do our part to help him with the work. Some parents require their children to pay all or part of their monthly living allowance. It is a personal choice. But the church does not pay the missionaries way. Missionaries pay for the privilege to serve. Show more Show less