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Hi I'm Marina

I'm freshly graduated from college and beginning my first year of teaching high school resource. I love people and the outdoors.

About Me

I just graduated as valedictorian from Southern Utah University in special education and elementary education. I got a job at Mountain Crest High School in Logan teaching special education and I love it. I spend all my free time outside hiking, soaking up the sun, or talking with friends. I love people. I also love exploring, traveling and learning about this incredible world we live in, that our Heavenly Father made just for us.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church and relied on my parents testimony for most of my childhood. As I grew up in young women's I started having my own experiences that made me feel like this was the true church. Then I left for college. This was the biggest challenge of my faith. I left the bubble of utah county and had to stand without my parents, but I realized that I didn't have to stand completely alone. Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ were right by me even though it was hard. My faith was challenged, but inside I knew that this was the true church. It makes sense in my head and it feels right. I may not be the greatest scholar, I may not know the answers to every question, but I know that God loves his children and I know that we all have to have faith. Seeing isn't believing. Believing is seeing. I know this is the only true church with all of my heart.

How I live my faith

My calling, or job, in the ward is the compassionate service leader. Compassionate means "feeling or showing sympathy and concern for others" so I serve my fellow sisters when they are going through a tough time. I am there to make them cookies, or just give them a hug and a smile when they need it. I love my calling. I also love visiting teaching. It's fun to go chat with the girls and then talk about how wonderful this gospel really is. The temple is 45 minutes away, so I try to go at least once a month to do baptisms for the dead, because the temple is one of my favorite places.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Everything tells me that there is a God. Every hike I go on, every trail I ride, every starry night testifies that there is a God. Heavenly Father created this world for us. It's incredible to learn how everything works together for our benefit. Learning about the human body, that is an overpowering evidence that there is a God. Our bodies work in such miraculous ways! It blows my mind how perfectly they work together. He is the supreme creator. He is everywhere. If you are doubting that there is a God, go out in nature. Go away from the city, the people, and the busyness. Be alone in the woods, or the mountain, or the field. Then sit and listen. Be still. You will feel that there is a God. You will see him in the birds, in the grass and in the sky. He loves us so much and I am grateful that he created this world for each and every single one of us. It makes me so happy. Show more Show less