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Hi I'm Mariah

I was born in Arizona, grew up in Maine. I'm studying to become a folklorist. I live in a large family.I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I am the second oldest in a large family. I live in a small town where we were excited to get a four way stop sign. I was home schooled for my last two years of high school, but I'll be going to college next year hopefully BYU! to study to become a folklorist. I love to read and do crafts. I have been a Mormon my entire life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church, so for a long while I was a Mormon because my parents were Mormons. But as I grew, so did my testimony of this church. And it wasn't just our beliefs that helped it to grow. It was the way I was treated and the comforting feeling I began to have every time I walked inside the building. It was the respect I was treated with, even by those elder than me. It was the warm fuzzies I felt every time I prayed to God, wondering if He really was there. Now I have a strong testimony of this gospel. I know that the gospel was taken off of the Earth and was recently restored by the Prophet Joseph Smith. I know that God is our Heavenly Father who loves us and that Jesus Christ is our elder brother who would forgive us anything if we truly repent. I know that the Holy Ghost is given to us as a guide as we attempt to walk the straight and narrow path back to our Heavenly Father. I know that when I pray my prayers are heard and I know that they are answered, in Gods own way and in His own time. I know that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Christ and I believe with my whole heart that this is the true gospel.

How I live my faith

I'll be the first to admit it, I'm a shy person. So I often pass up opportunities to share my testimony with others. But I do live my faith. I recently graduated from a scripture study class at my church and I am now currently teaching that same class to those younger than me. And I learn probably just as much as they do, because I read my scriptures almost everyday. I also help to take care of the children on Sundays so that the parents can attend their own classes. I do not swear, nor do I smoke or drink, whether it be beer or coffee. And I do not judge others because of their beliefs. One of the things that we believe is that any man has the privilege of worshiping God "how, where, or what they may". I am not a perfect Mormon, but I do my best to live my faith everyday.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

 Mormon women are amazing. They are these strong, confident women who are respected by both men and other women. In the church, men and women are equal, but they have separate tasks. We believe that it should be the man's job to provide for and protect his family and it is the woman's job to nurture and raise her family, but they are still equals. Show more Show less