Maren Schultz!: convert, awesome, missionary, Mormon.

Hi I'm Maren Schultz!

About Me

I am proud to be a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints!! I am huge into music (all kinds). I love adventure and trying something new. I love to be around family and friends. I am also the only member in my family. I love this gospel and the joy and happiness it brings. I would never trade my life in the gospel for anything!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I know the church is true. I have asked Heavenly Father many times and every time it has been confirmed to me that this is His true church. I haven't always had the easiest life. I have bounced around to different churches searching for a feeling of love, care, and truth. I have never felt love like I have in this church. Every time I read my scriptures I am reminded of His love for us and the truth He has shown us. I was brought to the church by a friend of mine and was baptized 4 months later on August 1, 2010. I love my Heavenly Father and I love His church.

Personal Stories

How has the Book of Mormon brought you closer to God?

The Book of Mormon has been an amazing source of inspiration to me. Upon becoming a member of the Church, I started to read little bits of the Book of Mormon. It wasn't until after being a member for a year that I really started to read the Book of Mormon diligently. Through reading it, I have found myself getting and feeling closer to God. There is an unexplainable feeling of peace and comfort that I get from reading the Book of Mormon. I have taken Moroni's challenge and I have asked of God if this book is true and I can tell you and testify to you that the Book of Mormon is 100% true! There have been times that I have been discouraged or in need of answers and after I have prayed sincerely to God, He has shown me His answer through the scriptures, especially in the Book of Mormon. I have never read the Book of Mormon without feeling the Spirit and I know that it has brought me closer to God. I have learned to listen, pray, follow the commandments, and be patient. The Book of Mormon is an amazing book and I encourage anybody with doubts, trials, broken and joyful hearts alike to read the Book of Mormon.

Could you talk about your baptism?

I was baptized into the church when I was 18 years old. I was the only one in my family that was baptized. My baptism was so special. I was immersed in the water by a worthy priesthood holder. The feeling I had going into the water was extraordinary. It was like no one was in the room at all except for me, the man who baptized me, and Christ. I felt the spirit so strongly. I made covenants with my Heavenly Father. I promised Him that I would take upon myself the name of Jesus Christ, to always remember Him, and to keep His commandments. My life has been so blessed since I have been baptized.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by indulging in the scriptures and putting them to work. When I lived on a college campus I strived to be an example for my non-member friends and peers. As a pioneer in my family, I am a walking example for them and I hope that I have let God shine through me. In my walk, I have recently decided to serve a mission for the church. I am serving in the Utah Provo Mission until 2014. I pray LOTS and read frequently. I try to actively be a part of my ward and in my mission!