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Hi I'm Michaela

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in a very active LDS home. I am now in college, and discovering new things about the Gospel and life in general everyday. I love to sing and read. I was an IB student, and I am currently working on becoming fluent in Spanish. I am studying for a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. I love spontaneous adventure. I play volleyball for my university as an outside hitter.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that I have a Savior, Jesus Christ, and that this is His church restored fully with all of the priesthood principles and ordinances. I have a testimony of the Book of Mormon, that it truly is the Word of God, and that the promises found within can bring pure happiness to my life, no matter how difficult life becomes. I have had witness from my Heavenly Father through the Holy Ghost that this is His Gospel. I know that my family can be together forever because of the sealing powers of the priesthood, which is the power of God. I am Mormon because nothing else on Earth makes me happier than when I am an active member of my community and when I turn my focus to my Lord and Savior through the church principles.

How I live my faith

I have had the opportunity to participate as a member of the church as a teacher, as a musician, and a friend. Right now, I spend some part of every day with people from my ward because when we are together, we know that the environment will be one where we can be ourselves without judgement, and where the Spirit of the Lord can be present. I try hard to be an active participant in all of my activities, from attending church, to calling my friends to ask them to go to a youth activity with me. Going to church also helped me gain experience as a leader, and to come to understand what an impact service can have in my own and other's lives. I love the opportunities when I get to play the piano for the children's singing time, or the chance to share with them the love that Jesus Christ has for all of us. I also love having the opportunity to lead class discussion in teaching the adult classes. Right now as a student, I have the opportunity to be in a young single adult ward, where my friends and I are able to learn from each other and share our individual responses to our similar lifestyles. Attending my ward here in Boston has kept me close to my Savior, and has lessened the difficulties I have experienced in being away from home. The neat thing about the church is that we act as one unit, no one better than another, and we all try hard to contribute to improve our own lives as well as the lives of those in our church, in our community and around the world. I am so grateful to know that wherever I may go in the world, I can find the gospel of Jesus Christ in my community through the LDS church.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Members of the Mormon faith are willing to help all of those in need, regardless of race, size, religion, color, opinion, condition, circumstance or position. I came from a community where being Mormon was definitely a minority, and so just helping ourselves would have been menial compared to the impact that we were able to have by helping those in our community and around the world. Not only were we able to help those in need, but we also love to work with other groups to perform joint-service activities. One of my favorite activities was a group effort between the National Honor Society at our local high school and our ward in collecting personal toiletry items to make humanitarian aid kits for those who were suffering from the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake in January 2010. If there is service needed, there is an LDS member who wants to help! Show more Show less