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Hi I'm Michelle

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Michelle, and I am a Korean American, born and raised in Southern California. I have wonderful parents who are very much Korean in their customs, and I have 3 older siblings (yes, I'm the baby). I am currently a college student studying Elementary Education. I LOVE LOVE LOVE volleyball! Being only 5"2...I was of course never a hitter, but a pretty decent defense specialist I must say. I also play tennis, a little basketball, and I just love being active! I was blessed to be given the opportunity to develop many of my talents. I was able to explore with painting/art, singing (not incredibly well), Korean Traditional Dancing, and had my share of dancing when no one else is watching :) And I am a Mormon. I love it, I live it, and I know it.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the restored church on Earth. How do I know this? For many, many reasons. I read the Book of Mormon. When I read it and I read it again, I know that it is the truth and that it is another testament of Christ. I have pondered and prayed to Heavenly Father if the Book of Mormon was true. I felt peace and assurance that it was true. And I continue to find peace and truth when I read it. I constantly feel the Holy Ghost in my life when I am living righteously.When I am stressed and overwhelmed with school, work, social life, I go on my knees and I am overcome by the love I feel and then my burdens are lightened. When I feel so unworthy, forgotten, or just sad, I pray and ask "Do you love me, Heavenly Father?" and I am overcome with the feeling of peace and love and happiness. When I do an act of service as simple as holding the door open for someone, I feel the Holy Ghost fill my heart. When my grandfather passed away and I was filled with sorrow, I was overcome by the Spirit to let me know that it was for the best and that it was all part of His plan. I know that church leaders are truly called of God and receive revelation. I know that President Thomas S. Monson speaks the word of God. I know that my life and the people of today would be lost without the guidance and wisdom that is provided specifically for us. I know this because I feel the Spirit testifying to me that "This is true!!!!" when I hear and read the words of the leaders of the Church. It just makes sense that Heavenly Father, who LOVES us SO MUCH, would not leave us alone, but is constantly giving us modern day revelation to help us return to him. I have a testimony that I have a plan here on Earth. I know that if I keep the commandments and follow the promptings of the Spirit, I will return to our loving Heavenly Father. I know that He loves me. I know that He hears my prayers. I know this church is true.

How I live my faith

I try to read the Book of Mormon everyday, some weeks more successful than others. I go on my knees every night to pray our Father in Heaven to thank him for the many blessings He has given me, to ask for help because I always need Him, and to ask for forgiveness of my sins because I am imperfect but I know I can be perfected through the atonement. I would feel lost without the Book of Mormon and prayer, because they both provide the Holy Ghost to guide me. I truly feel a difference in my life when I do not read the word of God and when I do not pray to God. I feel distant, lost, confused, weak, troubled. But when I fill my soul with the word of God and pray to Him, I know I am where I belong. I have realized that Heavenly Father is ALWAYS there for me, I just have to make the choice to let him in my heart or not. When I fall, he is always there to lift me (even when I feel like I fell too far away to return, he still accepts me). I go to church every Sunday to learn more about the gospel (there is always something enlightening) and to be reminded of my covenants with God. Once a month I teach a lesson to the women of the church. I always ponder and pray about what Heavenly Father would like me to teach, how to teach it, and He provides the way. At the end of my lesson I am always prompted to bear my testimony of the Church, and I do. Service is the pure love of Christ. Whether it is a simple smile or a greeting, these little acts of service bring me closer to Christ. I am always praying for my loved ones. I am always praying for opportunities to serve others. I am always glad when someone asks for my help, or I happen to be at the right place at the right time to help. I hope to go to Africa this summer to be able to give humanitarian aid and be given the opportunity to love them as Christ loves them.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Michelle
Yes, families can be together forever in heaven. FOR ETERNITY. It motivates me to be better and to really live the commandments and to use the atonement so that I can be worthy enough to live with Heavenly Father for eternity. I know that my family and I are sealed together. I know that when I get married to my husband in the temple, I will be sealed to him forever. I know that I will be reunited with my grandfather who recently passed away. I know that death is not the end of our relationship with our loved ones. It can't be. Show more Show less