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Hi I'm Miriam

Born in Wales, studied in Leicester, now living in Norwich. I'm a pharmacist, teacher, wife and mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mother of two beautiful children. I love making things with my children, whether it be cakes or craft. I support the community by helping out at my children's school. I enjoy my job as a pharmacist teacher practitioner at the University of East Anglia. Being a pharmacist allows me to me to make a difference in people's lives by making recommendations on appropriate medicines and giving advice on how to live a healthier life. My job as a teacher practioner allows me to teach pharmacy students the knowledge and skills they will need as qualified pharmacists. I LOVE music, especially singing. I am often caught out singing at work :) I enjoy watching football.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are both members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, so I grew up with the teachings of the gospel. When I was a teenager the missionaries came to dinner one night and after dinner we discussed the Prophet Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon. I was asked to pray for another witness if these things were true (I had already said I knew they were true.) That night I sought privacy to pray out loud, (somewhat of a challenge being 1 of 6 children!) I prayed for a confirmation that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, whether he had seen God the Father and Jesus Christ, whether the Book of Mormon was the word of God. I had such a strong feeling in my heart; all doubt was gone. I felt a warmth and a peace that I never experienced which such intensity before. That was the first step in my conversion. Growing up in a home where going to church every week is a habit doesn't guarantee belief. I had to pray about each gospel principle and allow my faith and testimony grow bit by bit. Every time I was confused I would ask my earthly father and my Heavenly Father, and answers and understanding would come. The Book of Mormon is the greatest book I have ever read; every time I read it I learn something new. My understanding of the atonement and my relationship with my Saviour, Jesus Christ, is greater because of it. Life is not easy, but living the gospel brings me joy that cannot be found elsewhere. I am happiest when I am living in accordance to the teachings of the gospel.

How I live my faith

I am married to a good man who is not a member of the church, but he allows me to attend church with our children and supports me with the opportunities I have to serve at church. I have had many opportunities to teach in the church; children 3-11; youth 12-17 and women 18+. These experiences gave me the confidence to apply for a teaching job (I currently do not have any formal teaching qualifications, but my experience of teaching in church has helped me in my working life). I have also had opportunites to be involved in the running and organising programs and activities in the church which helped me immensly in my private life. When I married by husband and moved to be with him, I knew no-one, except him and his family. The church is my family. I have so many good friends; when you work alongside other women working towards the same goal, you develop strong bonds of friendships that do not tire.