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Hi I'm Marijose

I'm a friend, a missionary, a sister, and I'm a Mormon :)

About Me

I love singing, dancing, and acting (though I'm not very good at any). I've done everything from Golf Team, to Latin Club (yes, the dead language), multiple plays and musicals, 3 years of Show Choir, Forensics (the Speech kind), and Improv Club. I guess you could say I was a very involved student.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I feel like Heavenly Father has given my family an immense amount of blessings. It would be extremely ungrateful to not give back by being a faithful member of His Church. I grew up as a Catholic, but my sophomore year of high school my little sister became ill. When I was in sixth grade, my little sister was born with hydranencephaly, which means that she was born without a brain. Though I know it seems impossible, it's true. When she fell ill sophomore year, she was in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. My family was really worried, and we were falling apart. We fought constantly, and it honestly felt like no one cared about the other. While she was in the hospital, my dad was contacted by an old friend of his, and somehow they came to the topic of religion. My dad found out that his friend was a Mormon, and that was the beginning of everything. After four months or so, my dad and I started to take the missionary lessons and were baptized, closely followed by my mom. It's been a little over 4 years, and though it's not always easy to be a Mormon, it's definitely worth it.

How I live my faith

I try to be involved in the community by doing service. I love talking to people and sharing my beliefs with them. My biggest wish is to one day be able to travel the world and give aid to nations in need. I am currently serving a mission in the Salt Lake City East Mission, and I hope to be a good example to the rest of my family, who is still Catholic.