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Hi I'm Margaret

About Me

I'm a nurse. I'm an author. I'm a grandma. I play violin and love music.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a Mormon and listened to the lovely story of how my father met my mother in Holland when he served a mission there. He baptised her and my grandmother. He went back to Germany in the Army and sought out my mother on leave days. They were married. I was born in Heidelberg. I was priveleged to live with my grandmother for a year when I was twelve. It was a big change, not only in language and school, country and culture, but also the branch of the church in Hilversum was very small. It meant more to me when attending church took more effort that climbing in the family car and visiting with my friends. Here no one was my age, My grandmother and I rode our bicycles to church for thirty minutes. We helped set up the chairs. Sometimes there weren't many others attending other than us and the missionaries. But my testimony grew. I felt my Heavenly Father's presence in this small branch far away from my home in Arizona, where almost everyone I knew was Mormon. I learned how to read the hymns and sing them in Dutch. My grandmother's clear strong voice next to me was full of conviction. When she told me her conversion story I felt a burning in my chest that let me know it was true. There are many more instances that have convinced me that I belong to the correct church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I know my Savior loves me. He watches over me and protects me and my loved ones.

How I live my faith

I teach a class for the women in my church once a month. I visit ladies and teach them in their home, help them if they need it. I check on neighbors and help when I can. I like to help with humanitarian efforts like making quilts, putting together hygiene kits. Sometimes I play my violin at church for special occasions.

What is the Relief Society?

Relief Society is the women's organization in the church. All women ages 18 and older are members of the Relief Society. We serve one another, our families and the community. We teach one another, we share our joys and our sorrows. Relief Society is a World Wide Sisterhood. Show more Show less