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Hi I'm Michaela Michelle

I'm short and weird. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was baptized in the Texas San Antonio Mission 3 years ago. I served my mission in Panama. I attend BYU and hope to one day become an occupational therapist. I may not know many things, but I do know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth, and that all of God's children deserve to hear about it!

Why I am a Mormon

Beginning when I was 12, I had a deep desire to know which church was right for me. I attended services in Catholic, Baptist, Pentecostal, Methodist, Non-Denominational, Assembly of God, and Protestant churches. I can so intricately relate to the desires Joseph Smith had- to find the truth, and to reside therein. I have come to know, with all sincerity of heart, that Joseph Smith saw what he said he saw, he heard what he said he heard, and he truly did restore the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is because of the central message of my Savior that I know the Church is true. I can end each day with a surety that I have grown closer to God, through Jesus Christ, and have done my best to be my best. Personally, being a Mormon is a lifestyle; a concentrated way of life that allows members of the Church to become Christ-like. I am a Mormon because this is where i find my solace- in the building up of the kingdom of God here on earth; home.

How I live my faith

There are few things in the world that bring me more joy than sharing the gospel with everyone I meet. As we invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel, we too may gain greater spiritual knowledge and understanding. As much as I love spreading the gospel to friends and family, I also love working in the temple where I help patrons feel the love of God and experience the blessings of eternal covenants. A living apostle, Russell M. Nelson once said, "The greatest compliment that can be earned here in this life is to be known as a covenant keeper." I believe that making and keeping sacred covenants is the best way to measure and increase our faith, progress, and joy.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Michaela Michelle
I love the words of President Packer when he said, "If you understand why we build temples, you must understand first that we believe in revelation and in the restoration of the gospel. And 'to restore' means to bring back something that was lost — not a new invention, but a restoration of that which was known anciently." In temples, we learn eternal truths about the precious plan that God has presented to us through modern-day revelation. As worthy members of the Church, we also have the privilege to preform sacred ordinances on behalf of those who have slipped through the surly bonds of earth. Participation in the temple ordinances are not secret, but are utmost sacred. The reason, after temples are dedicated, that only worthy and prepared members of the Church are permitted entrance is because the Lord has established standards for His Holy House. If one wasn't living in correlation with the standards of the temple, said person would probably not even desire to be inside of the temple. We invite you to attend an open house, or to learn more from published Church material about the temple and the importance of the work done therein. Show more Show less