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Hi I'm Miranda

I'm a college student anxious to graduate. I'm an aunt, daughter, sister, and friend. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a "senior" in college but have about 2 years left until I graduate. My dream is to become a high school English teacher and Debate coach. When I'm not in school I like to do anything active. I recently have gotten into running but I have always like Softball, Soccer, Rock Climbing, Hiking, etc. I love travelling and have been many places in my life. Someday I hope to go to an African country and do humanitarian work, preferably in the school system. I'm love people an so whether it be walking around campus or public transportation, I love to people watch and be with people.

Why I am a Mormon

Though I was baptized at 8, it was at age 15 that I really discovered the purpose of why I am Mormon. A church leader promised me that if I were to live righteously then I would be blessed with the desires of my heart. At this time I was running for Student Body Officer and had a huge desire to win, so I decided to take this challenge to see if a way would be provided. So for two weeks I did everything in my power to be the best I could. I read my scriptures, prayed, tried to be as kind to others and my family as I could, etc. Well at the end of two weeks I hadn't won the election, but I had won something much better. At the end of those two weeks I realized that I was truly joyful. I wasn't just happy, I was joyful. I choose to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because it is the only thing that make me truly happy. Ever since that time, my love for this religion has grown to a much deeper level. I feel lucky to have such a wonderful religion which is a religion of hope. I know that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me no matter how horrible I feel I am or have done. I am happy because I have the knowledge that I will be forgiven and not only that embraced into peace. It is a precious gift for someone who has a tendency to feel alone, like I do, to have a promise that I will never be alone. I know that I have a savior who died for my sins and knows exactly what I am going through so that when I feel like no one understands or no one is there to listen, he is always there. He is just a prayer away and never have I been left in misery. He has always been there. He has been my truest friend. That is the true splendor, peace and happiness awaits at the door of this religion. It's the opportunity to rid myself of all my insecurities, sins, worries, stresses, and exhaustion, and find redemption and light in my life. I am Mormon because it makes me truly happy.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending church, reading my scriptures, praying twice daily if not more throughout the day. Within the Church I have the calling and responsibility to teach my ward members how to use and do their family history work. I love my calling. It brings joy to my heart to learn about my family and do service for them. Not only that it's an awesome opportunity to be able to help uplift and serve my fellow ward members. This calling really has given me the chance of leadership and to practice teaching which is something I so love. It's been a really precious experience to try and inspire 18-30 year old's about taking time out of their dating lives to do their family history work. Another way in which I live my faith is through service. I have been given the chance to visit with two girls within my ward. They are my sisters in the church who I am to watch over and together help each other grow. It's a wonderful thing that keeps me strong to be able to serve and be there for my sisters when they are in need of a friend. I also serve everyday in big and small acts. The Church of Jesus Christ encourages us to love one another. We believe wholly in the principle Jesus taught in the Bible that the most important commandment, apart from loving God, is to love thy brother. Service helps not only the people I serve but me also. I know that when I'm feeling discouraged over things in my life it's the service by others and the service I give to others that makes my bad day into the best day.