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Hi I'm Marcella Ruiz

I grew up in the San Francisco bay area with the exception of the few years I spent living in Winnipeg as a youth. And Im a Mormon

About Me

Im a wife and a mother of 5 vivacious boys. My boys range from the age of 16 years to 10 months. I love my children with all my heart and they are the focus of life right now. I love to do crafts and I really want to learn to sew and get good at it, although I am not creative at all, but that doesn't stop me from trying. I was going to San Jose State University, but I needed some time off. I will return soon. I love my family and want to be with them forever.

Why I am a Mormon

I was always a Christian and attended a handful of churches throughout my life of 32 years. A few years ago I had left my church because of the actions of the clergy of that church. In so doing I began to question my faith. I started to believe that if people could cause other people pain in the name of God, that there must not be a God. I informed my children that I would not be attending church any more, but I would allow them to go. My 14 year old son said he didn't want to hear me say that. He said "It's people mom, It's not God." I remembered that at a time I was in need of some financial help a friend had told me that she had a brother in law that went to the mormon church and that they might help. I had chosen not to ask them for help at the time, but at this time I thought about it and decided to try and find out what the beliefs of the church were. What I discovered was that of all the years of being a non-denominational christian that I had struggled because there were some things that I could not believe. But that the Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder Day Saints doctrine explained and solved making me not have to compromise my beliefs. So I immediately sought out the local church in my town and walked into church the fallowing sunday. I remember as I arrived, I approached the door with a baby stroller and a diaper bag and many other items, and my over filling looking at the door as if it was a mountain. Promptly a friendly sister came to the door to help me in. She had never met me before but she befriended me and invited me to join her family. When I walked in the sacrament meeting, I felt a feeling so strong, and so powerful, and it was a feeling that I had never felt before. I now know that, that feeling was the spirit. I could not deny that I knew Christ was alive in this church. I knew that I had to be baptized as soon as possible. I testify that this church is true, in the name of Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through doing all I can to fallow the what the lord wants from me. I also feel that it is so important to give back and serve whenever possible. I know that I will receive the blessings of that service. I also feel that the relationships with my brothers and sisters in Christ are extremely important. How could I possible keep what I have found to myself? I can't. So I give back by sharing with all the people in my life that I care about. I pray that will be able to help someone else to change there life the way it has changed my life.

Why did your church previously practice plural marriage (polygamy)?

Marcella Ruiz
This is because at the time of Joseph Smith a lot of the men were dying, some husbands were murdered for their faith and this left many families without priesthood authority in these families. It was during this time that the lord instructed his flock to practice plural marriage. In 1890, President Wilford Woodruff received a revelation that the leaders of the Church should cease teaching the practice of plural marriage. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Marcella Ruiz
Mormons are absolutely Christians. I don't think I remember a church that had such a true love for Christ. Gordon B. Hinckley, prior President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1995-2008), said: "He is the center of our faith and the head of our Church." Show more Show less