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Hi I'm Marti

I love the water and nature. I want to be a music teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a teenager just trying to get through high school. I love making happy memories with my friends and classmates. I play the flute, and the piano, and I'm hopelessly trying to teach myself how to play the guitar. I love a good romance book, especially set far in the past or during a war. I love walking with my dog and spending time at the lake with my family. I love riding horses and really wish I could do it more often. I have 3 nieces and 5 nephews and I love them all so much. I love cooking and baking. Spiderman is my favorite superhero ever. I love music. I listen to stuff from all genres. I plan on getting a major in music when I graduate and going on to be a teacher at a school or just giving private lessons from my own home. I've recently discovered that I actually like art, and I'm getting pretty good at it. :)

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I've always loved going to primary and singing the songs. Going to church has always been a really positive thing for me. Everyone loves each other, everyone smiles at you, and everyone encourages you. I've felt the spirit burning in my soul many times in different firesides, young women lessons, and other church activities. I've felt my testimony shake and quiver and I've never felt a better feeling in my life than what I felt the day I felt stable again. I've literally felt the arms of my Savior encircle me when I felt alone. I've learned to see the beauties that He has created for me. Going to church on Sundays, and mutual on Wednesdays is the chicken soup for my soul. I can have be having the worst week of my life, and I step through those doors and my eyes are opened wide. I remember what matters and I see what do to in order to achieve my goals. I know my Savior loves me more than I will ever comprehend. I also know that my family loves me, and I love them. I cannot wait to spend eternity with them. Being together with my parents, siblings, grandparents, cousins, aunts, and uncles on holidays and special birthdays is the greatest blessing. I can't imagine what life would be like without all of these crazy people around to laugh with, cry with, and learn with. They give me inspiration to be the best I can be in everything I try. The Young Womens program has also been a magnificent blessing to me. My leaders are amazing examples. Watching my fellow youth be strengthened by the gospel testifies the truthfulness to me daily. I see the other girls in my ward at school and around town, and they always just have a positive, uplifting aura surrounding them that never fails to chase the darkness away. I love my church. I would be nothing with the knowledge that I have that my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love me, and that I can spend eternity with them and my family.

How I live my faith

I have a very small ward. In our young women's there are about 9 active girls in all. I am one of the oldest, and the most active. I make it a priority to always say hey to the girls in my group and let them know that I love seeing them at our activities. I think it's extremely important for me to be an example. To dress modestly, and respect myself and others openly, so I can be a good role model for the younger girls. I try to encourage them and bring them up, to let them know how much I love them and how important they are to me. I love teaching the little children. My nieces and nephews bring so much light and happiness into my life, I never want to do anything that will discourage them or bring them down on themselves. I also have a few friends of different faiths. They know my standards, and we often talk about different things that we do in the LDS church. I know that by being virtuous, upholding my standards, and inviting them to dances and other activities with a positive atmosphere they are seeing the way my faith has shaped me and other members.