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Hi I'm Michelle

I love most anything that involves water and the outdoors, I'm clumsy, forgetful, cheerful, adventurous, AND... I'm a Mormon! :)

About Me

I am a college student at Weber State University- My major is Family Studies. I want to be a school counselor. I like to talk with and listen to people. I like doing personality tests, watching old movies, playing card and board games, and eating gummy bears! My hobbies include most things in the outdoors. I like rock climbing, hiking, camping, swimming, ect. although,I am not very good at any of them... I just enjoy doing them. I am extremely uncoordinated.. or in other words, I am downright clumsy! oh well though! I just like to get out and have some fun! The mountains and the outdoors where I can be in nature, are where I feel like I have the most peace and also the best adventures and memories. :) I love to learn and I am always setting goals to learn something new. To me, life is all about progression and becoming a better YOU than you were yesterday. My family and my religion are what I hold in highest value and importance. My favorite quote is "There is no comfort in a growing zone, and no growing in a comfort zone." :)

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in an LDS home, and I feel so blessed and grateful for this because I was raised to have high standards and to love and accept everyone. I was taught from a very young age that I was a child of God, and that Jesus Christ loved me and wanted me to return to Him and Heavenly Father someday. I consider it a great blessing in my life to have learned this at such a young age. Even though I was raised in this church, there came a point where I had to find out for myself if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was really the only true and restored gospel of Jesus Christ on the earth today. As an adult I realized that I couldn't rely on the testimony or belief that my parents had, I had to find out for myself. So that is what I did! I read in the Book of Mormon, which is said to be Another Testament of Jesus Christ along with the Holy Bible. I prayed sincerely and with a real desire to know if what I had read was true. I felt peace and assurance from the Holy Ghost testifying to me of the truthfulness of The Book of Mormon, as another witness of Christs divinity and gospel. I have felt it over and over in my life since then. As I stay close to Jesus Christ, I feel His influence guide my daily life. I know that I need this every day to be happy. Happiness can be had in this life even among all the struggles and really really awful hard times we go through. These things and many others, are why I am a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by living the standards given by ancient and modern prophets and leaders. The prophet Gordon B Hinckley said that the symbol of our church is shown through the lives of it's members. I try and hope to be a symbol of a good believer and disciple of Jesus Christ. I have been involved in serving in what is called a "calling" in our church. In these callings you lead out in different organizations within the church to help people belong, learn and grow spiritually, and enjoy being together. Some of these callings that I have served in are the Relief Society, which is a womens organization within the LDS church, as well as a teacher for gospel instruction. I have also served a mission in Mesa Arizona, where I set aside 18 months of my life and saved up money to go and teach those who want to learn more, about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This church is a church centered on Jesus Christ, and in doing what He did, which is to serve all mankind and love and accept all mankind. I love it, and I am so blessed to be a part of it!