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Hi I'm Michelle

I grew up in Maine. I've lived in five different countries. I'm a children's librarian. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to explore and learn about the world. I have had the opportunity to study and volunteer in various countries. My experiences abroad have taught me the importance of literacy. I encountered many people whose low reading levels prevented them from reaching their goals. I decided to become a children's librarian with the goal to influence children to become strong readers and thereby successful adults. I love to see the excitement in a child's face as I share the joy of a good book with them.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by faithful Latter-Day-Saint parents. As a family, we prayed, studied the scriptures, and spent valuable time together. I cannot identify one single moment when I knew that I had a testimony of the Gospel, but I base my faith in Jesus Christ on the outcomes the collection of small spiritual experiences I have had throughout my life. I felt the power of the Holy Ghost as I studied the scriptures. My life was blessed as I made decisions to follow Jesus Christ. When I left the immediate influence of my parents, I clung to the Gospel. As I have traveled and lived in many parts of the world, I have often been lonely, lost in busy cities, or overwhelmed by the tasks set before me. I have had to rely on the strength of the Lord. I am a Mormon, because the Gospel teaches me that I am not alone. As I have relied on Jesus Christ, I have accomplished things that I never thought I could have accomplished, and I have been happy even when it did not seem possible. I know that I am never lost.

How I live my faith

My favorite way to serve in the Church is to teach. I love the scriptures and the doctrines of the Church. I like to present them simply and to discuss them with others. I have opportunities to discuss the gospel each Sunday when we meet together and as I visit other women in their homes. This is one of the great privileges of being a Mormon.