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Hi I'm Miranda

I'm a student, a daughter, sister, and a convert to the Gospel. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! My name is Miranda and I am nineteen years old. I am attending a small liberal arts college in the Midwest! I am aspiring to be a Special Education teacher at the primary level but right now I'm getting my B.S. in Communication Disorders. I absolutely adore my family and my friends. I have been so blessed to have a fantastic support system! I love having just a good ole' time, coining new phrases, and striving to the best disciple of Christ I can be!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Latter-day Saint because I know that God loves us so much that he blesses us with a Prophet to guide us in these latter days. I have read the Book of Mormon and I have grown so much closer to Heavenly Father through studying it. I am grateful to have the knowledge that Jesus is the Christ and that through his name, all mankind may be saved. I strive to keep all the commandments and be the best disciple of Christ I can be. I am so thankful for Jesus Christ's atonement and the enormous amount of love I feel when reflecting upon it. I love this gospel and I know with every fiber of my being that it is true!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by always striving to do my best. I pray, attend church meetings & institute [scripture study class for college age that's for church members & nonmembers!], personal scripture study, listen for the prophet's guidance, and do my visiting teaching. I also live a clean lifestyle [i.e. no drugs, alcohol, fowl language, tobacco use, premarital relations, and so forth]. However I am only human and I struggle sometimes. One thing that I absolutely love about this gospel is that it is all about striving! That perfection does not come in this life but in the next and I am so grateful for repentance. I just try to strive to be the best disciple of Christ I can be and remain steadfast in the Gospel.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

When I was first introduced to the Church, the idea of a "Fast and Testimony" meeting was so new to me. A testimony is just a declaration, if you will, of what you spiritually believe in. In a meeting dedicated to testimony bearing, those who go up to the pulpit have been prompted by the Holy Ghost to share experiences that have helped them grow spiritually. Possessing a testimony is such an important thing in this life, no matter how small or big it is! Just having a testimony is crucial. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about family?

That they can be forever! I mean, just envision your life without being in a family. It's so hard to do just that, no matter how great or unpleasant it was, because in them we learn how to love unconditionally and countless lessons. We were born into families for a reason and they're not only suppose to last for this life but for the next life as well. The church has long advocated family time, you may have seen some of the commercials. Every Monday, it's recommended that it should be Family Home Evening, or FHE. I'm so blessed that the church is filled with people who believe that the family should be an important aspect of life and that it will last for all eternity. Show more Show less

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

The truthfulness of it. About a year ago, the last thing I could tell you I was ever going to be was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of LDS (Not because of bad experiences just that I didn't expect to find the gospel). However I did find the gospel and I prayed about the truthfulness of the Church. I slowly broke down those judgments I had made about the Church and sincerely studied the doctrine. I realized for myself that this is the Church of Jesus Christ and His Gospel. So in short, the truthfulness of this Gospel is what has made the Church grow. Individuals, or really our brothers and sisters in Christ, are being introduced to the Gospel and partaking of the fruit of the Gospel. Show more Show less