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Hi I'm Garet.

I love life and I think there's always something to smile about. I'm a missionary in Montana and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Some people call me Margaret. Some call me Marge. I've even gotten Maggie and Peggy before. Occasionally I get, "Hey you there!", but I usually go by Garet. Right now I have the privilege of going by Sister Aller all the time. Call me what you want, I know who I am. I'm a daughter of loving Father in Heaven and that's what matters. I'm from Arizona, and while it's known for being hot and sunny, the place I call home is a small town in the mountains. I went to BYU for a bit, but currently I'm lost in Montana serving a full time mission. I have goodly parents and five brothers who have taught me so much. From the brilliance of my brothers I've learned that slip n slides are more fun when you use chocolate syrup and how to make sugar cookies that look like mustaches. My family has also taught me what it means to lose yourself in service and how a true follower of Christ acts. They teach me how to be the person I want to become. I love my family! I love my mission! I love the Lord!

Why I am a Mormon

I became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at the age of eight and when I was baptized. I believed the church was true because of what my parents and other great leaders had taught me. A few years later, after receiving an answer to my prayers, I became truly converted. The answer caused my heart to swell with warmth and I felt my Savior's love and forgiveness burn through me. It is because of the church that I look to the future without fear. Through practicing simple principles of the gospel, my testimony is strengthened. Prayer is one of the things that has helped me draw closer to God. Through prayer, I can have a repentant heart, find comfort, and receive answers. Knowing that the Almighty God hears my prayers gives me strength. That divine communication is accessible every second of life. One of the greatest blessings of choosing to be a Mormon is knowing who I am. This world is crazy and confusing, and the stress of it all can bring me to tears. More than once, I have felt the Atoning love of my Savior. Just the fact that the Atonement isn't just for sin strengthens me. I am a Daughter of God, and that knowledge influences my decisions. The things I wear, the words I say, the classes I take, and the choices I make are patterned after the principles of the gospel. Because I choose to follow them, I feel safe and strong in a world of madness. Being a Mormon allows me to know what true happiness is. It's knowing my Savior. It's knowing that my family will be together forever. It's knowing that I'm not alone.

How I live my faith

Everyday. Everyday I live my faith. Right now I wear a badge with my Savior's name over my heart and invite others to learn and love Jesus Christ. For 18 months, this is what I get to do full time. I even dream about missionary work! I love my Savior and there's nothing else I'd rather be doing right now. Living as a disciple of Christ is about seeing people as sons and daughters of God and serving them. I try to follow His example.