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Hi I'm Miriam

I'm an Arizonan. I'm a college kid. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I adore the outdoors: hiking, biking, walking (not running), swimming. I'm eighteen years old and attend college. I love words and am involved with the speech and debate team at my school, where my favorite event is performing poetry. I also love a good story, which draws me to things like reading, theatre, and listening to music. I'm doing my best to make my life's story one worth telling.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. As a child, I remember thinking how sad it was that some people didn't know about Christ. As a young adult, it is my goal to help people know of His true gospel. Because I have a knowledge of the gospel, life has purpose; I am able to live my life as Christ would want me to. I have prayed concerning many things, and in each case I have found that these things are true. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ, and Thomas S. Monson is the prophet, chosen by God. I am so grateful for these things.

How I live my faith

In my ward, I am the leader of the 16-18 year old girls. I tell them about upcoming church meetings. I am here whenever they need something, and I know they are there for me as well. I love my girls. At school, I am an example to those who are not Mormon. I answer any questions my friends may have, and I do all things in the name of Jesus Christ so that I can be an example of the believers.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Miriam
A testimony is a sure knowledge that something is true. I have a testimony that our Heavenly Father lives and loves every one of us. I know that Jesus Christ is the son of God, and because of his sacrifice, we can live with our Heavenly Father again someday. I also have a testimony that Joseph Smith was chosen by God to restore Christ's church, and that Thomas S. Monson is our prophet today. Show more Show less