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Hi I'm Marissa

I grew up in Utah. I have been richly blessed with wonderful family and friends. I love loving life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I had the opportunity to be raised in a home where I was taught the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am lucky to have adoring brothers who I adore in return. I am incredibly indebted to my Heavenly Father for sending me on a mission to Kirtland, Ohio. It was there that I came to love so many people and was taught many precious lessons that continue to bless my life. Most importantly, I am grateful for the time I had to testify of my Savior, Jesus Christ, and to help others come unto Him. Since returning home from my mission, I have been blessed to marry my sweet husband, Josh. He is my best friend and the love of my life. We find joy in everything that we do together. We can often be found running, playing card games or board games, exploring new places in our travels, and giggling. Lots of giggling. I couldn't be happier to be sealed to him for eternity. I received a bachelor's degree in Family Studies and look forward to many years of serving and strengthening individuals and families. I currently have the opportunity to help disadvantaged youth get summer jobs and I love it. Although I'm unsure of what the future may bring, I look forward to a joyful life filled with loved ones galore, lots of laughter, and the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because the gospel of Jesus Christ gives me direction, peace, and hope. Because of the gospel, I know that I am a daughter of God. I know that we lived with our loving Heavenly Father before we came to this earth and that we knew Him. We chose to follow His plan and chose our Savior, Jesus Christ. Because God is our Father, our worth is infinite, and because His plan is perfect, our potential is limitless. We came to this Earth to learn and grow, that we might become more like our Heavenly Father. Jesus Christ provided the way for us to do so. He sacrificed Himself that we might have the opportunity to become free from those mistakes that we have made and to better align our lives with the will of God. Because he suffered all, he is there to run to us in our time of need. Because he felt all that we have felt, he is able to comfort us perfectly. Jesus Christ provided the perfect example for us to follow, and as we do so and become more like Him, we become more like the person our Heavenly Father would have us be. I know that everything about the gospel is centered on Jesus Christ. All that we are asked to do and all that we are given, is to help us grow closer to Jesus Christ and to become more like Him, for that is how we return to the presence of our Father in Heaven. We are so blessed to have a prophet on the earth to lead and guide us, to have the Book of Mormon to testify of Christ, to know that Heavenly Father hears and answers our prayers, to know that families can be together forever, and most importantly, to know of the beautiful plan Heavenly Father has for each of us. I know he has a plan for me. I have seen His hand in my life and felt of His love, and it has made all the difference.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by striving to focus on and follow the Savior, Jesus Christ. Studying the scriptures, prayer, and attending church all help me to draw closer to Him and to help others to do the same.