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Hi I'm Michelle

I'm a graduate student at Brigham Young University. I love Auburn football, cooking, and my family, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Life is definitely a journey! I was born in Alabama, adopted at birth (with my twin sister), and raised in Utah. I grew up learning the importance of serving others and met many wonderful individuals who shaped my life. After graduating college, I served an LDS mission to Oklahoma City--best decision ever. I returned home due to illness and have been sick since that time. I have learned that the Savior is always there for us no matter the circumstances as long as we put in our trust in Him. My current bucket list? Travel to Europe, successfully cook a turkey, sew a quilt, become an aunt (this one may take some work on my sister and brother-in-law's part), and attend the Iron Bowl in Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I have grown up in the Gospel, I still had to gain my own testimony about the divine nature of our Savior and the truthfulness of the restored Gospel. As a junior in high school, my mother was diagnosed with serious case of breast cancer. While other family members had been diagnosed with cancer in the past, I had a particularly hard time with my mother's illness. I faced the concept of mortality for the first time. During the next two years, I began to understand the importance of eternal families and the overall encompassing power of the Atonement. I know that my Savior lives and loves each one of us. He knows our pains and how to succor us when we are in need. He is our Redeemer, our Guide in life, and our Lord. He is truly the King of Kings and suffered and died for us. He rose again and He lives! He brings hope to every darkened corner. His love and grace comfort and save all men, regardless of their situation. He is glory and eternal righteousness. Because the Church was restored in the last days, we are able to know who He is and come to understand His atoning sacrifice better. I am so grateful for my knowledge of my Savior, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by sharing my testimony. I learn to live my faith by following the example of Jesus Christ found in the scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon. Every day, I have the opportunity to invite others to come unto Christ by receiving his restored Gospel. I am truly blessed as I get to serve Heavenly Father's children every day and testify as a representative of Jesus Christ, that He lives and loves each one of us more than we know.

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Michelle
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints does not endorse political parties. However, as members of the Church, we are encouraged to participate in our local communities and governments. "We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law." Show more Show less

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Michelle
The best way to find about the Church is to ask the people you know who are members. If you don't anybody, the missionaries are a great place to start! They are great! Find them on the streets in your neighborhood or online at http//mormon.org/missionaries/. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Michelle
Missionaries dedicate 18-24 months to serving the Lord because they have felt His love and the power of the Savior's Atonement in their life. They know about the plan of salvation and the happiness it brings to them. All they want to do is share that happiness with all they meet. They know that making covenants with our Heavenly Father through baptism and receiving the Holy Ghost are vital tools to our eternal progression and they can't stand to see any of their brothers or sisters without those tools. The reason Mormon missionaries proselyte is because they love the Lord, they have felt the impact He has had on their life, and they want others to experience those same feelings of love, peace, and joy. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Michelle
One of our jobs in life is to find out for ourselves what is true and what isn't. We can do this by following a pattern established by God: 1. Study the question--this means to read the scriptures, seek answers from prophets, and think about what you have learned. 2. Pray to God in the name of Jesus Christ and ask Him if it is true. 3. Listen to the Holy Ghost--this requires that we live in a way to invite the Holy Spirit in our lives all the time. By living the commandments, we will have a greater measure of peace and happiness that is a witness that the Spirit is speaking to us. If anything invites you to come unto Jesus Christ, then it is of Him and is good! Show more Show less