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Hi I'm Michelle.

I'm a teacher, a daughter and a sister. I love to laugh and learn. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town with my two best friends, my brothers. I have a mom and a dad that taught us how to love unconditionally. Now that I live away from home I depend on those lessons and great relationships to keep me going. I recently graduated from school with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education. I'm dreaming of the day when I will have my own classroom and my own students to teach. I love to help others and see the excitement when someone learns something new. My friends and family are my life. They make me laugh, they make me cry, they keep me on track.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents who are members of the Church and grew up going to church every Sunday. For a long time I never questioned it, that's the way it was. As I got older I began to realize that not everyone lived the way that I did. I began to realize how different I really was. The people around me seemed happy and quite frankly it seemed hard to live the way I had been taught. Being from a really small town I was the only Mormon in my high school and was one of very few teenagers at church. I decided that if I was going to continue living the way that I had been I needed to know that the Church is true and I needed to know that Heavenly Father is really there. I couldn't continue to solely rely on what others had been telling me. One night while feeling particularly alone I knelt down and prayed. I wanted to know so badly. I wanted to know that my Heavenly Father loves me and cares about where I am and what I'm doing. After I finished my prayer I stayed kneeling by my bed and waited. I was overwhelmed with the feeling that Heavenly Father really is there and really does care. I'm not one for crying but the tears came and I knew that I was never alone. Heavenly Father is aware of me and how I'm feeling. He's there if I'll let Him into my life and learn the things that He is trying to teach me. Since that experience I have come to realize that even with the love of a Heavenly Father and the knowledge that I am never alone the tough times still come. Life isn't always a breeze but I know that I can go to my Heavenly Father for strength and guidance. I have learned what true joy and happiness are and know that they come from living a Christ-centered life. Heavenly Father is moulding me into the person that He knows I can be even if sometimes I don't see it. I can't imagine my life without the knowledge that I have. My testimony is so important to me and is something that I use daily to make it through trials.

How I live my faith

Living my faith makes me so happy! We're taught over and over again that we need to serve others and I've come to realize that although I might do things for others I definitely benefit from serving. Some days living my faith is done in small ways like holding a door and saying hello. Other days it's teaching a lesson at Church. I teach in the Women's organization and I love it! There are always good discussions and insight into what we believe. I also am a branch missionary and have the opportunity to work with the missionaries serving in our area. That has been such a great thing in my life as I have been able to witness the changes that happen in people's lives as they come unto Christ. I also have recently been given the opportunity to work with the girls aged 12 to 18 in my area. It has been a wonderful experience to work with these girls as they figure out who they really are. Being a teenager these days is especially difficult and I love to be able to remind them of the love that Heavenly Father has for them and to help to guide them in figuring that out for themselves. My faith is the most important thing in my life and I love to share it with others. The best way that I know how to do that is to try and live like Jesus Christ did.