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Hi I'm Mariah!

I am a child of God, I'm loved, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Oregon, have moved all over, and currently live in Colorado. I enjoy being in nature and I go hiking and camping as often as I can! I love spending time with my friends, cooking/baking, gardening, traveling, playing games and sports. I'm learning how to play the guitar right now and hope to learn how to play the piano someday. Oh, and I love to laugh!!!

Why I am a Mormon

There was a time in my life when I felt like I couldn't do anything right or make anyone happy... not even myself. I didn't feel truly loved by anyone and felt very alone. It was during this period of my life that I had decided to read the Book of Mormon and really ponder the things I was reading. I was only a few chapters in when I became overwhelmingly aware of God's love for me. Not only that He loved me, but that His love was pure, unwavering, and unconditional. -So powerful, beautiful and inspiring! I felt His love encircle me and filled my heart with joy and hope! His love changed me. I remember feeling so happy that day, and that I wanted to do all I could to make Him happy! I wanted to love like He does and for Him to feel my love for Him, as much as I could feel the love He has for me. As I continued reading the scriptures daily, God's love helped me to see that I am of individual worth... that we have purpose, are of great value, and most precious in His sight. I came to know without a doubt that we are children of a loving Father in Heaven who wants us to be happy and know that we are not alone. I know He wants us to remember him, to feel His love and to draw near to Him through obedience to His words, personal scripture study, and to turn to Him in daily prayer. I know that even when I make mistakes He still loves me... that He loves me and you enough to have sent His son Jesus Christ to atone for our sins, so that through the power of repentance we can return to live with Him again. I know that I can show my love for Him through obedience to keeping His commandments, repentance, serving others, and trying to love them the way He does.

How I live my faith

I try to be an example to all I associate with. I love doing things for others and try to create or take advantage of opportunities to serve whenever possible. I have been so richly blessed because of the restored Gospel, I can't help but share my testimony of how the Gospel has strengthened me, blessed me, and changed me and my perspective for the better whenever an occasion permits. I know that we are children of a loving Father in Heaven with endless potential, and have the ability to progress not just here at this time on earth, but eternally! I LOVE being 'a Mormon' and belonging to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints! I love the Book of Mormon and know that is a true testament of Jesus Christ and our ancestors. I know that if ever there is a fullness of truth to be found, it will be found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ that has been restored through Joseph Smith, and can be confirmed by the Holy Ghost through prayer in the hearts of all those who earnestly seek to find it.