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Hi I'm Michelle Gosnell

I'm a Mormon. I love to travel, and experience new cultures. I am a graduate of BYU-Idaho and have lived in Argentina.

About Me

I was born and raised in a small town of Kentucky. I developed a love of travel after graduating high school and moving cross the country to attend university. After studying abroad in Europe I decided to serve a mission for my church, and was sent to Buenos Aires Argentina, where I learned Spanish and discovered a love for the culture there. After returning to school I decided I wanted to go back to Argentina and was able to go back for a semester long internship. After finally returning to the states I have graduated from college and I am not trying to make my way in the world while still trying to decide what I want to be when I grow up.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, and grew up with these beliefs, but this isn't why I'm Mormon. There comes a point in everyone's life when you need to decide what you really believe in. I never questioned the teachings of the Mormon church, and always felt like what it taught was right. I really needed to come to terms with what I believed before serving a mission for my church. I finally realized that I truly believed everything was true and because of the joy it brings me in my life I wanted to share that same joy with everyone I came into contact with. Since that moment I have gone through some life changing moments that have called my beliefs into question. Recently I lost my niece who was only 24 days old, it was a very sad experience, but it brought me closer to the Lord because I know that families are forever and I will be able to see her again some day, and even though I still miss her and wish she was around, I'm happy that she is in a better place waiting for me to join her.

How I live my faith

I am a regular person who goes to work and studies and plays just like anyone else. I try to live my religion by just being a good person. I try to live the way Christ taught us to live, and that is the main way I outwardly live my religion. I also do my best to read the scriptures, the book of Mormon and also the Bible regularly and I also pray often. Regular church attendance is also very important. I feel lost if I miss a Sunday going to church, it really is my rejuvenation for the week.

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

Michelle Gosnell
This is one of my favorite things I believe in as a member of the church. I am not married, but I am part of a family I don't want to lose after death. We believe that husband and wife can be sealed together for all of eternity, so that marriage isn't just the here and now, it is forever, even after death. This doesn't just mean the marriage relationship, but it also means the entire family will be together forever. This is such a sweet truth to have in our lives with so much sadness that happens at least we know if and when we lose someone in our family we will have the opportunity to live with them again. Show more Show less