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Hi I'm Michelle

I'm an Air Force brat. I've traveled the world. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a large military family. I'm the oldest of 9 children. I have 1 brother, 7 sisters and 21 nieces and nephews. Until I turned 35 I'd never lived in one place longer than 4 years. I love to travel. I've traveled the world over and have met many wonderful people who I'm proud to call friend. I've been fortunate enough to have been blessed with the opportunity to visit places that have since gone through significant changes, for the better. I love seeing how those changes have brought blessings to the people of that country. I love to learn about the culture and unique traditions of each country that I've visited. After 21 years of marriage and no children, I divorced. I've learned a lot about myself and who I am during this time. I'm sad that my marriage came to an end after such a long time, but I've learned that I can only make my own choices. I cannot make choices for someone else. At the age of 33 I decided it was time for me to go back to school. In February 2007 I received my Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. In November 2009 I was laid-off, changing my life significantly due to the economy. I've searched for employment since that time with no success. I believe the Lord is watching over me and has blessed me beyond my comprehension.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an LDS (Mormon) family. My parents have always been active in the Church. I didn't question my faith until I was in my 20's. I went through a difficult time, making very poor choices and learning about consequences to those choices. I was inactive for nearly 15 years, as I struggled with depression, alcoholism, and pornography. It took me a long time to realize that none of the life choices I was making were bringing me joy. I thought often of the Church during that time and knew that when I was active, reading my scriptures and praying, was the only time I felt peace in my life. I made the choice one summer day to give up all my vices. I stopped drinking and looking at pornography. I sought help for my depression. I started going to Church and striving to regain my good standing. I started to again feel the presence of the Holy Ghost in my life and the peace and comfort He brings when you're living the commandments. I love the gospel of Jesus Christ. I love the Book of Mormon. I love the peace I've felt knowing that I'm a member of Christ's true church here on earth. I know that through the power of the Priesthood families can be sealed together for eternity. I have felt the Lord's hand in my life in ways that I never could imagine before. My testimony has grown by leaps and bounds since I remembered who I was...a daughter of a Heavenly Father, who loves me and wants me to be happy. The only way to true happiness is through living a righteous life. Living any other way will not bring you true happiness. That happiness is fleeting and momentary. Trust me, I know. I know with all my heart that Joseph Smith was a true Prophet of God here on this earth. He saw and talked face-to-face with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. He translated the Book of Mormon, another testament of Jesus Christ, from the Gold Plates. This was a record of Christ's ministry here in the Americas.

How I live my faith

Since becoming active in the Church, again, I've had to re-learn much of what I'd learned as a child. The basics, such as, Church attendance, reading the scriptures, and praying, was the easy part. I've since learned that there is so much more to living the gospel of Jesus Christ. Truly living a righteous life involves service to others. Willingly sacrificing time and/or money to help others is one way to show Heavenly Father how much I appreciate all the blessings He has given me. I have been so blessed to have been asked to teach Sunday School to a class of 6-7 year old's. They are so sweet and innocent at this age. They absorb knowledge like a sponge! Having the opportunity to teach this age group has given me a chance to build my testimony of gospel principles. These children are so special and so eager to learn! They know that Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father loves them...because their parents and teachers tell them so. It is at this tender age that they learn who they are, and why they are here on this earth. It is my sincere desire to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with others who are searching for the same peace and comfort that I've found. I've learned that you can't judge others by their appearance. The person with the tattoos and piercings is a child of God, just as is the person of color, as is the person of a different ethnicity. Heavenly Father loves us ALL. He expects us to love and serve each other. His Son, Jesus Christ, died for ALL mankind, not just one group of people. If you're searching for truth, start with the scriptures, and with prayer. Then listen to the Spirit of Truth. Read the Book of Mormon and pray to know if it is truly another testament of Jesus Christ. I have received this testimony. I know it is true. I know that Heavenly Father loves me. I know that I can be with my family after this life. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.