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Hi I'm Maggie

I am a mum to three children and a nana to two grandies, I love family history, love country music, chocolate and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I joined the church when I was in my late teens, it was the best thing I ever did for myself. In a way it's shaped who I am today as a Mum and Nana. Family means everything to me both living and dead. I got bitten by the genealogy bug a few years back, and have been doing all sorts of research to find my ancestors. Totally loving it and can see myself doing this for years to come.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon - because I can't deny what I know is true. That basically left me no option because if you know something is true you have to act upon that knowledge.

How I live my faith

I try really hard just to be me. I'm involved with a charity that helps feed the homeless and needy people in our city. It takes a lot of time and effort but its been worth it. All the other volunteers know I'm a Mormon and we have a lot of discussions in the kitchen when we're prepping the food for the meals. I hope that anyone I meet can tell I'm a follower of Jesus Christ by the way I conduct myself. There are a lot of misconceptions about Mormons out there in the public and by just being me those I meet can see I'm just like them, and I'm a Christian, and that I care for those who have fallen on hard times. Mostly I just imagine what the Savior would do in my situation and try to do the same.

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

I honestly believe there are many, many good people on this earth looking for answers to life ... and humble, teachable people recognise the teachings of the church as being true. People want to be needed and the church has so many ways a person can use their time and talents to benefit others. Serving in church callings, even being a Visiting Teacher in Relief Society allows a feeling of being part of our Ward to soak into your bones. Everyone keeps an eye out for each other and I think people who visit us can feel that closeness. I think the church grows because others can feel our love and joy, and they want it too. Show more Show less