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Hi I'm Marcia

I've been married to the same man for 55 years! We are currently serving our fifth mission together and loving life as seniors!

About Me

I've been an advocate for children and families for years. I served as National President of American Mothers, Inc., an interfaith organization dedicated to strengthening homes and families. I attended a United Nations Conference in Istanbul, Turkey in 1996 within a year of the publication of "The Family-A Proclamation to the World". I saw the power of that document there and have since memorized its inspired words. I'm a reader and a writer and I love to make sour dough bread. Entertaining family and friends is my great pleasure. I take delight in good music and art and wish I had the talent to create it.

Why I am a Mormon

I was fortunate enough to be born into a Mormon family, but my testimony is my own. The truth of this Gospel didn't come all at once, but has grown and has been reinforced through living its precepts. This way of life has definitely brought me joy, peace and comfort in the tragic loss of two of our nine children. I cannot imagine how people survive losses like this without the sure knowledge that this life is not the end, but that our family relationships extend beyond the grave and into eternity. I am a Mormon because I've lived it and have come to a sure knowledge that its teachings are true. As I've followed these precepts, there has never been one single thing that has not withstood the test of time. This Gospel brings me closer to my Savior every single day.

How I live my faith

My family is the most important thing in the world, and it brings me great joy to have them all around me as often as possible. That line about having joy in our posterity is absolutely true. Everything the Church does helps individuals and families to feel that joy and happiness now and into eternity. I'm currently serving my 5th mission with my fabulous husband who shares my passion for serving the Lord. As missionaries, we've lived in New Jersey, the Canary Islands, Madrid, Spain, the Dominican Republic and now in Nauvoo pursuing the goal to be the Lord's hands here. As a writer, I've edited a national magazine, been a columnist for our local newspaper, and served as President of The League of Utah Writers. I've had a few things published and even produced a winning photograph. I've taught children, youth, and adults in my many various callings in our local congregation all my adult life. Sharing the truths of the Gospel and to see it capture someone's understanding is a thrill! In the public arena, I've served as President of both the state and national organization of American Mothers, Inc. In this role, I've traveled to many states to speak to mothers about their vital importance in their children's lives. In this capacity, I also organized state and national conventions for AMI. I loved being able to preach the importance of families in this interfaith setting.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Baptism for the dead was first taught by the Prophet Joseph Smith at the funeral of my 3rd great grandfather, Seymour Brunson. It makes sense to me that God loves ALL His children which means all must have the same opportunities to return to His presence. Obtaining the presence of God is not a given--that is, no unclean thing can live in His presence. So--baptism for the remission of sin is the first step needed to claim the blessing of Christ's atonement in our lives. Show more Show less