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Hi I'm Martha

I grew up in Blackfoot, Idaho, I'm a Minnesota missionary, hablo espanol and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Blackfoot Idaho and I loved it. I'm the 9th of 10 kids in a blended family. My Parents raised me to trust in God and to believe in good things to come. I went to College and I graduated in 2008 with a degree in Psychology. I'm currently serving as a missionary for the chruch speaking spanish in Minnesota. When I get home I'm planing on going to Law School.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the faith like many others, and I feel very blessed to have known from a young age of the truefulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I remember after my dad died when I was 5 years old, my mom taught us about how the Holy Ghost could comfort us and I felt that when I prayed. I've also felt that same warm, calming feeling as I read to Book of Mormon, and as I attend Church. I don't think my testimony has ever really changed over the years, but it's become deeper, till now I can say with confidence and conviction that Jesus is the Christ and this is His church once again restored to the earth. Hurrah for Israel!

How I live my faith

I love people, serving a mission I've learned how much our Heavenly Father loves each and every one of His children. I feel like I'm living my faith when I feel about my Heavenly Father's children the way he does. He loves them unconditionaly. And he does all he can to bless them. I try and do what I can to serve his children here and love them the same way He has always loved me.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Martha
Mormon women are some of the worlds finest. They are doctors, laywers, teachers, professors, you name it, but most importanly mormon women are mothers. Some of the first female doctors in the United States were women. The first women allowed to vote were mormon women in Utah. One of the first leaders of the Relief Society (our women's organization, which is the largest and longest running orginization of it's kind) Eliza R. Snow said that "women should be women and not babies that need petting and correction all the time... We know the Lord has laid high responsibility upon us, and there is not a wish or desire that the Lord has implanted in our hearts in righteousness but will be realized, and the greatest good we can do to ourselves and each other is to refine and cultivate ourselves in everything that is good and ennobling to qualify us for those responsibilities.” And that was way back in the 1800's Not only do we believe in equality of men and women but we fight for it. Mormons worked in congress to support some of the first legislation for equal pay for women. However, to say that we believe that men and women are equal is not to say that we believe they are the same. Women are Women and we should be proud to be women. So often today people see women's work as less important or less valuabe when that is just not the case. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Martha
I'm currently serving as a missionary in Minnesota so I can tell you exactly what we'll talk about. Our message usually is dependant on what you as an individual needs. But our message is focused on Jesus Christ, on his Gospel, and how we can find happiness and purpose in our lives. We'll probably ask you to do things to begin or build your relationship with your Heavenly Father who loves you. The message can be as short as 15 minutes or as long as an hour. But I can promise you that whoever you are, whatever your needs or concerns are, the Gospel of Jesus Christ will lift you up and change your life for the better. We missionaries aren't perfect, we're just people too, we make mistakes and everything. But we've been called by a prophet of God to share what we know, and we know that our message is true. Show more Show less