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Hi I'm Marlee

I am a college student without a major, a swim coach. I am from Kansas. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am from Kansas. I just finished my freshman year of college in Utah. I swam throughout high school and have had the wonderful opportunity of coaching swimming, mostly to kids between 6 and 14 years old. I love helping people realize the cause and effect relationship between hard work and success, even if I forget sometimes. Coaching kids has helped me realize the wonderful innocence of children and how important they are to keep me humble. I was born in Montana, and I have lived in Colorado, Idaho, and Kanas, each for about 6 years. I love hiking and the outdoors, especially in the mountains.

Why I am a Mormon

I know that Jesus Christ loves me. He has given me so many wonderful tools to help me become better in this life. I know that He wants me to have joy not only now, but for eternity. To help me on my way He has given me the Bible, The Book of Mormon, ancient and modern prophets such as Joseph Smith and the current prophet Thomas S. Monson. I know that all of these things testify of Christ and that as I live the commandments set forth by each of these sources Christ will give me his spirit to help me endure the trials of this life. He has helped me overcome sin and struggles. Christ loves me and has given me this church to help me find happiness.

How I live my faith

I have been in many leadership positions as a youth in the church. I was given opportunities to teach my peers and my congregation. These experiences usually helped me learn more than I could teach and were wonderful tools of growth for me. We always served the elderly in our congregation by doing yard work or spending time with them. I was able to learn how to watch out for the trials of others and be empathetic to struggles that I may not understand. Most recently I served as the coordinator for service among the women that lived on my floor in the dorms. It gave me wonderful opportunities to think about the struggles of others and how I can help them as they struggle with the stress of college life.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

A testimony is someone's own witness that they have had experiences and felt the influence of the Spirit of God. They have felt the Holy Ghost testify of certain principles, and the belief in these principles is a person's testimony.This may include a testimony of the Atonement of Christ, that Joseph Smith was a prophet, that Moses truly led the children of Israel out of bondage, or other such topics. A person with a testimony of a principle has had a witness form the Holy Ghost that that specific principle is true. Show more Show less