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Hi I'm Marisa

I'm a sister to 6 brothers, social work loving, food obsessed, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

The only girl in my family, I have 6 brothers! And yes...I love it! I love to be around other people. I am currently attending a college to become a social worker. I returned from a mission to Argentina. I dream of traveling the world. I love new cultures, adventures, cooking food, eating food, watching documentaries, learning, warm weather, and the beach.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in a family with parents who not only taught me the gospel but live it has been a huge blessing in my life. However, it is myself that decided to really be a Mormon. I am a Mormon because I know by following the example of Jesus Christ my life will be much happier. Living the gospel of Jesus Christ gives me hope and comfort, in knowing that if I do my best and rely on my Heavenly Father, he will make up the difference. Being a Mormon is a very personal thing to me. I have been influenced by my friends and family, but as an individual I have to be committed to living by the standards of the gospel. Because I know I am truly a daughter of God, I want to become the best that I can be.  

How I live my faith

As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints I live my faith just by the way I live my life each day. I try to be an example by the way I act and speak. One of the things important to me is service. I have had many opportunities to serve through playing the piano and organ for church services and going to weekly activities for people with disabilities. 

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Being a Mormon is not as weird as many people may think! Mormons strive to live their lives in a way that represents who we are children of our Heavenly Father. He has given us some commandments and guidelines that help us to stay safe, both physically and spiritually. For example, we abstain from putting products in our body that are harmful, using language that is hurtful to others or degrading. One of the reasons we live this way is so that we can have the Holy Ghost to be with us. Our lifestyle is not restricting, but actually gives freedom, because then we are not controlled by our bodies physical needs, addictions, or habits.  Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

At times the world we live in seems so overwhelming and discouraging. Through developing faith in Jesus Christ I have found peace and happiness, no matter my circumstances or trials. One of the things that helps me develop faith in Jesus Christ is reading the Book of Mormon each day. As I read about people and prophets long ago, the spirit testifies of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I love reading about when Christ came to the Americas, of his perfect love for the people and blessings he gave. The Book of Mormon testifies so strongly of the reality of Jesus Christ, and increases my faith of him, and a spirit that cannot be found anywhere else is brought into my life. Although at times life can become discouraging, and we may not know everything, we need to never give up our testimony of the gospel. Some of the best advice I have received is to not give up everything I know for a few things I don't know.   Show more Show less