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Hi I'm Marissa

I'm a singer, video gamer, and a Former Missionary of the Great Ohio Cincinnati Mission!

About Me

I am Sister Holtz! I have been given this wonderful title because I am currently in Indiana serving a full time mission! I love to read and write and sing and I love zombies! But, despite having a wonderful family back home I have decided to put college on hold and dedicate a year and a half of my life to the service of my God and my Savior. My older brothers have served missions as well in California, Florida, and Alaska, we have the four corners of the U.S. covered! I was a gymnast, but now I enjoy basketball and volleyball and other sports, but I do not like water or swimming. I play League of Legends and about half a million other video games, so life is pretty great!

Why I am a Mormon

The moment I really understood why I'm a part of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter day Saints is when I realized that this religion brings me closer to Jesus Christ. I love going to church every Sunday and hearing about eternal families. It's amazing to know the purpose of life and know my role in the grand scheme, it brings hope and light into my life. My mother and father are actually the first Mormons in their families. Because of their searching for the truth I've had the opportunity to grow up in the light and truth that the church provides. Even though I have been a member for my whole life I have not evaded trial. I have had my fair share of loneliness and confusion and pain. I am a member and a missionary for this gospel because I believe in eternal families; I have finally come to understand the Atonement and what that means for me in my life. I could not imagine not having this gospel, because it fills my life with good things even when I feel alone. We are never alone, our father in heaven is always watching over us, and our brother Jesus Christ understands completely what our trials and sicknesses are. Because our Savior drank from the bitter cup I can become a better, more whole person through his sacrifice. I am a Latter Day Saint because I am striving to become like Christ.

How I live my faith

When I was a gymnast I wouldn't compete on Sundays. I also share my talents of singing and writing and offer service. Mostly though, because I am a missionary, I teach and do service for those I am serving around. The message we share of Jesus Christ has been life changing for me, and I love to see it bless the lives of others.