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Hi I'm Michaela:)

I write. I love basketball. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm fifteen, and in ninth grade. I'm taking ASL (American Sign Language) as my foreign language and Dance as my elective. I just switched schools mid-year and am trying to adjust to the curriculum. I'm also trying to make new friends and am still getting used to living with my step-dad. I live with my mom, my step-dad, my two sisters, and every other weekend, my step-sister. My favorite animals are squirrels and dogs. My favorite color is green. Although I love all food, my favorite food is Reese's. I love sports, but my favorite is basketball. If you don't know me very well, you might think I'm shy, but once I break open my shell I'm talkative and excentric. I love reading, writing, and the English language in general. Here's a poem I wrote: Time We live each day On a schedule Keeping track of time But what if We didn't have time on our mind What if we lived each second For what it was worth And forgot to count The minutes as they go forth

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptised when I was 11. The day I was baptised was truthfully, the best day of my life. It was also the most spiritual. My grandpa had come up to baptise me and my 9 year old sister. I remember that before I was baptised the missionaries mentally prepared me for the cold water of the baptisimal font. They said things like "I remember when I was baptised the water was freezing." But when I walked into the water it was warm. I was baptised in the warmth, and then with my grandpa's help, I made it back to the stairs. The moment I stepped onto the first step, I was shivering. The spirit, not the water, was what had kept me warm. I jumped into the towel my mom was holding and quickly dried myself off. The feeling of being fully emerged in the spirit, from head to toe, was the confirming that I was doing what was right. I was where I should be. Today I am an active member and have many friends in my ward. I continue to go to church because I know it is where I should be. I know my church is true. There is not one thing I disagree with. I am proud to tell the world that I am Mormon. I am a proud member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

How I live my faith

I live my faith today by living the standards, attending church, doing service projects, loving my neighbors, and so much more. Being a member is more than believing. It is being. I don't just talk the talk, but actually participate in church activities. I go to church, learn, and apply what I've learned to my life. I love being a member and striving everyday to be the best person I can be. And I love being able to repent for my sins. I love my church, and I can't even picture my life without the church. I live my faith every day by believing and being.