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Hi I'm Michelle

I am a music lover, an avid reader, a wife, and a mother to 4 wonderful children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Utah as the oldest of five children. I studied hard in school and loved Math and Biology. I also developed a love for music. I learned to play the flute and the piano, and I loved being in the marching band in high school. I graduated from BYU with a degree in Microbiology. I have been a stay at home mom for the last 17 years, while my husband and I have been raising four children. I am also an avid reader. I love to read historical fiction and non-fiction. I enjoy learning about different cultures and traditions. I also enjoy reading the scriptures and learning more of spiritual things. Most of my time is spent taking care of my children and supporting them in their many activities. I enjoy cheering for them as they perform or do something hard. I also enjoy talking to them. My favorite times are when we gather as a family to talk or play a game. We love to hear what is going on in each person's life and we love to laugh together.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Mormon family. Many of my ancestors were pioneers who traveled across the world to Utah to join the growing church. I learned from an early age to pray and seek the Lord. I remember the first time I finished reading the Book of Mormon. I was about 14 years old and I really wanted to know if the Book of Mormon was true. I read the last chapter in the Book of Mormon, Moroni chapter 10. Moroni gives a challenge to every person who reads this book. He challenges us to pray, with a sincere heart, to know if the Book of Mormon is true. I did kneel and pray, and I was filled with a wonderful feeling of joy and light and peace. I knew in my heart that the Book of Mormon was true. I also knew that the Holy Ghost was bearing witness of the truth of the Book of Mormon to me. That witness of truth began my conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I no longer go to church because of my family, but because of my own testimony of its truth. I have prayed many times about things that I have learned, and the Lord has answered my prayers. I have received a witness from the Holy Ghost as I studied and learned. I have also felt that confirming witness as a I listen to the prophets and apostles speak. I know they speak for the Lord.

How I live my faith

I have had many responsibilities in my church congregation. I currently teach a class of 10 year olds, and we are studying the New Testament. It is a wonderful opportunity to study the life and mission of Jesus Christ and to teach these young people more about him. I really enjoy listening to them as they begin to understand the things that Jesus Christ did for each one of us. Because of him, we can all repent and return to live with our Heavenly Father someday. My daily activities reflect my faith in Jesus Christ. I pray daily, individually and with my family. I also read the scriptures daily, individually and with my family. As I read the scriptures I feel the witness of the Holy Ghost. The power of the scriptures fortifies me and gives me power to counteract the evils of the world. It helps me to have the strength to avoid temptations and seek for good and virtuous things. The spirit also helps me to know how to be a better mom and to handle the challenges of family life. It is a great blessing to have prayer and scriptures to help me feel the influence of the Holy Ghost.