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Hi I'm Miquel

I am a wife, a mother of 4. I have a degree in education and have taught kindergarten. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of 4 children. I studied Early Childhood Education in college, and taught kindergarten for several years. When I began having children, I quit working so that I could be a full time mom. However, my degree was not only beneficial because I could help the teachers at my children's school, but because I used my knowledge in raising my own children. When my kids are grown and out of the house, I would love to go back to work and teach 4 year olds. My husband of 21 years recently started his own business and I have become quite profficient at office work. In my spare time, I love to read, exercise, and play games with my kids. Our new found form of family entertainment is doing 5K mud runs together- great family bonding time!

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was raised in the church, I knew that I had to gain my own testimony. When I was 17, I studied the Book of Mormon in early morning seminary. When I had finished reading the book for the first time all the way through, I knelt down beside my bed and prayed to know if the book was true, and if Joseph Smith was a real latter day prophet. I still remember the peaceful, quiet feeling that came to me as an answer. This was just the first of many prayers answered as I have strived to gain a testimony of things like tithing, baptism, temple work, and the atonement. Each time I pray and go through this process, I feel the answers stronger and can recognize more of the spirit in my life. The most powerful answer came when I was in desperate need of knowing that the atonement applied to me personally. I had just gone through a terrible trial and was on my knees in tearful prayer asking to feel the power of the atonement to be healed. I will never forget the feeling of love that completely encompassed me and of the knowledge that the Lord does know me (just as he knows each and every person) and will always help me throgh my trials.

How I live my faith

The quick answer is that I try to always do my best in whatever capacity I am serving in in the church. I know that I am given callings not only to help those that I serve, but so that I can learn and grow in the way that Heavenly Father wants me to. But, I think the best answer is that when I take the sacrament every Sunday, I try to think about the Savior and what He did for me. I try to reflect on my past week and see where I did well and where I need to improve. I keep a silent prayer in my heart that the next week I will work on my weaknesses and strive harder to be more like Him.