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Hi I'm Miriam Ortiz-Gouveia

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mom, wife, teacher, therapist, and a real property owner. I love spending time with my family. I have two special needs children that keep me and my husband on our toes.We have three others, but fostered 5 more who are still a part of our lives. I love playing games on the computer, and watching educational television with my children.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised catholic and left the church when i was sixteen. I joined one or two over the years but didn't feel spiritually satisfied. I have met many missionaires and attended a few functions, but it wasn't until i went to visit the temple in Laie, Hawaii, that i finally realized this is where i'm suppose to be. I bear my testimony, that I received a visit from the holy spirit while i was there and a message to me in only an inner voice, that this church was the true church and where i am suppose to be. I was in the deepest peaceful state that I have ever felt and knew I was to be in the best position for me and my family forevermore.  

How I live my faith

I attend church meetings weekly, participate in lessons with missionaires, and love doing family home evening with our special family. Its quite the challenge with two special needs children but it always works out.