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Hi I'm Michelle

I'm a Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and I am proud to say that I am a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! ok about me...  I have finished two years of college and I look forward to graduating...eventually haha. I love going to the movies. I live for the performing arts but more as a patron than a performer. I love music and dance of all sorts. Reading is my favorite past time. My favorite books include Pride and Predjudice, Lloyd Alexander's Westmark Trilogy, and Harry Potter. I LOVE Harry Potter! I love my family. They are my heart. I am so lucky to have two families in a way because my parents are divorced which I choose to see as a blessing. I am so grateful for all of my family members. My family is my heart but my friends are my life. Any moment spent with them is a moment well spent. (Wow that sounded very wise haha) I am a full time missionary for the church. I will be in Costa Rica from Jan. 2011 until May 2013. Serving the Lord in this capacity is a prividge. Right now I could be finishing up my fifth semester, I could be watching a movie, I could be at home messing around on facebook, I could be taking a nap BUT Im not. I am here, at the MTC preparing to go to Costa Rica and find those children of God that He has prepared for the gospel. I do not have to do this, but I chose to because it is the least I can do for the Lord. I think of all of the blessings He has so freely given me and then 18 months of the best years of my life does not seem like that big of a sacrifice.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the only church on the earth with the fullness of God's gospel. Now what does the "the fullness of the gospel" mean? It means that we have the priesthood, the ability to perform ordinances and blessings in Christ's name. It means that we have the knowledge of the Plan of Salvation which is God's grand and intricate plan for each and every one of us. It means that we have a living prophet who guides this church through revelation and who is God's mouthpiece. Now if I told you that you could know for yourself that God is aware of you, that He loves you, and that He has a plan for you would you want to find out? You can. Read the Book of Mormon and take on Moroni's challenge found in Moroni chapter 10 verses 3-5. Well that is why I am a Mormon. I have done this, I have asked Heavenly Father about each and every one of the things I meantioned: the priesthood, the plan of salvation, the prophet, the Book of Mormon. I have found out for myself that they are true because God loves me personally enough to answer my questions. I was born into the church but that is not why I am a mormon today. I am a Mormon because God loves me and has given me, and all of us, this path to follow so that we can live happily and return to Him someday.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by letting God guide my life. He has guided me to be a missionary and you could say that is a big way that I am living my faith haha or maybe huge. But besides that I live my faith by simply trying to be better today than I was yesterday. I live it by seeing those around me as sons and daughters of God and trying to help them in any way I can. I live it by praying and reading each day. I live it by taking Christ's name upon me.