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Hi I'm Missy!

I sing in the shower and live for adventure! I'm a Mormon!

About Me

The philosophy of my life comes from a quote by Jwarlahl Nehru, "We live in a world of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have, if only we seek them with our eyes open." Think of how wonderful it is that each of us is different! We each have specific talents and abilities that God has given us! I love to try new things, attempt to develop new talents, and look for the good in everything! I've given my best to learn many musical instruments, different types of dancing, singing, and sports. I am not particularly good at any of them, but I enjoy trying and learning! There is power in seeing everything through the eyes of a child. Children are always seeking for learning and adventure. I've been known to make blanket forts for movie nights, draw with sidewalk chalk, play in mud and have water gun fights. I love the outdoors. My favorite adventures are those where I have really been able to connect with God's creations: hiking and camping being my two favorite activities. By God's divine design, we have all these wonderful things here for us to enjoy, so let's enjoy them! Why yes, I've hugged a few trees in my day, just to let them know that I appreciate them. My favorite entertainer is Michael Jackson (I might be a little obsessed)..because I love that he appreciated every one of God's creations and I definitely believe that if you "want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make that change!"

Why I am a Mormon

I relate to Nephi when he says, "Having been born of goodly parents..." because to be honest, my parents influenced largely my decision to be a member of the Church. I was born in a family of opportunity, with parents who taught with love and with the Spirit. I've always been able to feel a difference in my home, and I now recognize that it is this differenciation that has guided many of my decisions. I have become converted to this Gospel by experimenting the things the scriptures suggest, and I have been blessed to be warned by the Spirit in times of danger, strengthened by the Spirit in times of weakeness, and taught by the Spirit in times of doubt. I grew up reading the Book of Mormon and praying, but like everyone, that wasn't enough for me to decide for myself what I wanted. As a teenager I began to question what I wanted, and being faced with social decisions forced me to come to a conclusion on my own. As I experimented in my youth I had experiences that taught me certain specific lessons. Now I understand that the Lord was couseling and preparing me for many things. Life is never easy, it never was and it never will be, but as I feel the peace that the Gospel of Jesus Christ brings in my life, I know that it doesn't have to be easy, but it will be worth it. The principles of the Gospel are dear to my heart, the more I learn about Christ the more I truly desire to be like Him, and to leave my carnal self behind. I find inspiration in the Primary song that says, "I'm trying to be like Jesus, I'm following in His ways." How can we be like Him if we don't know Him? How can we pretend to follow His ways, when we're uncertain what those ways are? How can we participate in salvation when we don't personally know our Savior? I want to live like Jesus did, I want to teach with love and compassion, serve with my heart, might, mind and strength, and I want to retain the remission of my sins. That's why I'm Mormon.

How I live my faith

I personally think that every action we do reflects who we are. Recieving answers to prayers is a matter of being humble and walking around with our eyes open, prepared to do what God has in store. If we have any faith in Christ we will trust Him enough to actually live His teachings. Right now I'm living my faith by serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. A living reality of Jesus Christ's commission to "Go forth and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost." It has been the most amazing experience of my life and I know that the rest of my life I will continue to devote to God, and the rest of my life I will strive to live exactly how Christ wants me to.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

No, it's not a requirement to serve a mission, but as a missionary and personal representative of Jesus Christ, you come to know and love Him on a level much deeper than just reading about Him. You know what they say, to know someone we should "walk a mile in their shoes"? Being a missionary is just like trying extra hard to walk in the footsteps of Christ. It's a wonderful opportunity to serve God's children with your whole life, heart, might, mind and strength. It's showing appreciation to the Lord for all He's done. He suffered to rescue my rebellious soul, so I will do my best to bring others to His salvation. Show more Show less