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Hi I'm Merlene

I'm a daughter, sister, mother and grandmother. I love being with friends and family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to read historical fiction, travel and work with friends on creative projects. Before I had children, I went to college and worked as a secretary. I stayed home while my children grew up and volunteered in PTA, scouting and community activities. My greatest joy is being with my growing family.

Why I am a Mormon

In my early 20's I served a mission in England sharing my beliefs with others. As they questioned me, I asked myself "do I really know that Jesus is my Savior, that God the Father and Jesus Christ appeared to a young boy named Joseph Smith and restored the Church of Jesus Christ?" As I searched my heart and studied and prayed with a strong desire to REALLY know, the Spirit filled me with an undeniable peace and joy that it was true. That testimony has continued to grow. It brings me peace and joy.

How I live my faith

I was born into a Mormon family. Growing up in the church has given me many opportunities to strengthen my faith in Jesus Christ. I've always prayed daily and attended my Sunday meetings. Even more, I've been taught to make the teachings of Jesus part of my daily living by looking for ways to serve others. I love reading the Book of Mormon and the Bible. From my reading I have come to better understand the Savior and His teachings. In our church we are given opportunities to teach. I have loved the opportunity to teach teenage girls and young children. I've also enjoyed working with the women of the church.