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Hi I'm Michelle

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Eastern Washington before moving away to go to college. I returned to Washington for graduate school where I met my husband. We have been married for one year and now live in Spain where I am working at a bilingual secondary school.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family. I grew up learning about Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father, and His plan for us. I never had a single grand revelation of the truthfulness of the LDS (Mormon) church, but instead have had many small confirmations. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Christ's church and teaches true doctrine. The things I learn in church are true - they make sense to my mind and to my heart. When so many things in this world and my life are unsure, I find comfort and peace in the true doctrine of this church.

How I live my faith

After I got married, I moved to a regular ward. It was different at first to be in a ward that had young children and older adults, but I adjusted. My first calling was to be a ward missionary. I went to discussions with sister missionaries and helped teach the gospel to people in my community. I loved to see how happy people were as we discussed the Savior's role in our lives. Sharing the gospel and explaining it to others helped me understand my religion better.

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

In short, God chooses the prophet. They are called by God, as is every person who accepts a call to serve in our church. After the prophet dies, the most senior member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will become the prophet. Before he assumes the responsibility of prophet, every member of the Quorum of the twelve receives a confirmation from the Holy Ghost testifying that that man is who God has called to serve as his Prophet on Earth. Show more Show less