Hi I'm Michelle
I was born in Provo, UT and grew up loving musicals. This led me into performing. I have been in school for a few years majoring in Dance Education with the expectancy to teach dance in high school. However, I'm stopping short to fulfill my real dream of being a wife and eventually a mother. I married my wonderful husband in 2013. He is currently working full time and being a student full time. We have decided that he and I will work full time to stabilize ourselves a little more and just keep moving on with life. I love to do active things like sports, hiking, horse back riding, biking and dancing as well as anything to do with performing. I come from a family of 4 children, a mother and a father. I am the youngest. I enjoy doing all I can to lift others around me, helping them through rough trials or simply sharing my testimony.
Why I am a Mormon
I am a Mormon because of the joy, love, comfort, strength and happiness it brings to me. Without my religion and the Lord in my life I wouldn't have made it through some of the trials our Heavenly Father has blessed me with. I truly believe that everything we go through on earth is all for our benefit and learning. Through God's pure love we can learn all things he would have us know about ourselves and our purpose. I have seen the blessings of God go out to so many people and continue to notice more everyday. He has given us so much love and care and I intend to do all I can to repay him.
Why do Mormons go on missions?
To bring everyone we can to the full knowledge of the gospel. We feel so blessed to have the knowledge and want others to receive the blessings that come from being a member of the LDS church. Serving missions helps us to gain a deeper testimony and give happiness to others. We speak with people around the world of the things our church believes in, how the church can bless theirs and others lives and the commandments God has revealed to his children in this day that will lead us home to him. God is waiting with open arms to accept all who come to him. He loves all people and wishes us to return to him after this life is finished. He cannot force us to come unto him because that would rob us of our gift of agency. It is only through missionary work and the workings of the Holy Ghost that someone can come to know of the love and truth of Christ and the LDS church and we strive to bring that completeness and joy to all those we can.
How has your knowledge of the Plan of Happiness changed/benefited your life?
The Plan of Happiness benefits everybody's lives. The Plan of Happiness is the perfect name for God's plan. Through life we have trials we must overcome. There is sadness and disappointment, but Heavenly Father has our happiness in mind. We have specific tasks we have been sent here to earth to accomplish. There are also many things we need to learn and experience for ourselves in this life. This is all part of His plan and through His plan I know that when our time on earth is over and we have done our best to follow Him, we will be filled with a happiness we have not known in our mortal life. We will be filled with an everlasting pure happiness. This gives me hope and courage when I think of the people who have gone before me that were so important in my life. There are people in my life who seemed to have passed on at such a young age and at such a good time in their lives, but through my knowledge of the Plan of Happiness, I know that Heavenly Father knows best and that in the end even though we've suffered pain, we will be happy if we do our best to follow His commandments and keep the covenants we have made with Him.
How I live my faith
I faithfully attend church every week and often have the opportunity to teach Primary. Primary is what all of the children ages 4-12 go to on Sundays. The children are split into classes depending on their ages. My husband and I teach CTR 4. The children in our class are 4 or 5 years old. We start out with sharing time, where all of the children ages 3 to 6 get to sing songs, play games and have small lessons all based around Jesus Christ and his church. We then split off into our respective classes where we teach a certain topic of the gospel to the children. The older primary kids have class with their teachers first and go to sharing time after class. My husband and I love teaching primary. The kids are so fun and full of life. It's so rewarding to see them begin to understand something or to teach them something new. They are so receptive and I love the thought that I am helping them to grow closer to Christ, even at such a young age.