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Hi I'm Michelle

I'm an Art Teacher and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work in the public school system as an art teacher.

Why I am a Mormon

I have a wonderful friend who has grown up in the church. After working together for just over a year I learned that she was LDS. Not knowing much of anything about it I asked. After we spoke about what she believes and what I believe we learned that we believe the same things. My friend lent me a copy of The Book of Mormon. I started reading it that same day. Each day during nap-time (we worked at a daycare) I would read a chapter, then call my friends classroom. We would talk about what I just read and learned. It was amazing that everything just made since to me. I felt the spirit confirming what I was reading each day. A few weeks later we (my friend and I) both were leaving our job. I got a job as an art teacher in Maryland and she started working for the school system in Virginia. The first few weeks after moving were some of the most difficult. Finally my friend called me to let me know that she had already contacted the missionaries and the YSA (young single adult) ward near my new home. All I had to do was show up. I had never met with the missionaries before. When we tried to contact them before to set up a lesson it seemed to never happen. The week that I was moving I checked the mail and found a copy of the Book of Mormon with a sticky note. I wondered why they never knocked on my door, since I had been home all day. It was as if I wasn't supposed to meet them. So, I gathered up some courage and went to church for the first time alone. I was so scared. I didn't know anyone and thought they would ask me millions of questions. I walked in the building and had some help finding the Sister Missionaries. The first thing they told me was "we are going to be new bestfriends." With in a few days the sisters taught me one of the first lessons. They asked me to pray to Heavenly Father to know if the Book of Mormon was true. I knew I was going to join the church. I felt and still feel like I've finally found my home. I belong.

How I live my faith

The best thing that I've learned is to surround myself with good things that invite the spirit. This includes people, environments, and activities. I spend majority of my free time with my ward family. Since I am a member of a singles ward we all have become each others family. We look out for and take care of each other. Once a week there is Family Home Evening, FHE, where we all get together and have a spiritual thought and an activity with refreshments. Something that helps me is doing my daily scripture reading and daily prayers. Service is a large part of my faith. That is anything from helping out a friend to doing Temple work. Being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is not a Sunday only kind of a deal. Being LDS is a way of life. I have finally found my path and do everything that I can to stay on that path that Heavenly Father has made for me/us.