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Hi I'm Marie

I grew up in Laie, Oahu. I just recently graduated high school and am excited for college in the fall and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Family is a big part of my life. When I was younger, I wasn't all that close to my siblings and parents. It wasn't til we moved here to Utah and certain events began happening, that when my family was about to be ripped apart. That's when I felt something inside shake me awake. My heart had hurt so much and that's when I'd made a better effort to get closer to them. We have a better relationship and I am so glad that we have the Atonement in our lives, that we are able to use it to improve ourselves everyday of our lives. I am also grateful for the Restoration and how because of the Prophet Joseph Smith, the church was able to return to this earth and we can learn the truth. Through this gospel and many of the great examples around me, my life has increased in strength and blessings. One of the blessings is that I love more. I've grown a love for my family, friends, trials (as hard as they may seem), little things like a sunset or even nature. I truly have a testimony that this church is true and am so grateful my family and I can be together again after this life. I testify that the Book of Mormon is true and that its teachings from the words of our Prophets will help us in our lives to become more like our Savior Jesus Christ. I testify that Joseph Smith really did translate the Book of Mormon and that he restored the church to this earth. Once more, I testify that through our Savior, we will live with our loving Heavenly Father again. I say this in Jesus' name, amen

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of this church because I know it, when I am living it I love it! When I'm struggling, and no one else is there and I think I'm alone, He doesn't let me. He loves each and every one of us with unfathomable love that we can never comprehend maybe until after this life. He is our great, compassionate Father in Heaven who loves us, understands all whether it be personal or anything, really. He knows everything in our minds and hearts and even though He knows what has happened, what is happening right now and will come to pass, He still wants to hear from us, Yes, we may struggle but that is only for us to grow, have more faith in Him, and to be accountable. He will ALWAYS be there for us, and will never abandon us. I love Him, our Savior and know Jesus Christ is the Son of God and atoned for our Sins. He is the greatest man I know that lives now and is the reason we can return back to Heavenly Father. Joseph was a true prophet without a doubt. I am so grateful He restored this church and translated the Book of Mormon. The Temple, I am also very thankful for. It brings peace to many and to all who visit even if it's just walking the grounds. It is the Lord's house and I am so happy to be worthy to enter it and it's sacredness. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. It is the only true book in the world. This book has the fulness of the gospel and I testify that if you read this with an open heart, might, mind, and spirit, you will come to know of it's truth. I love this gospel, and pray and hope that others will come to see it's truth and joy. And This is why i'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Well, right now I'm serving a mission. At the MTC training. It's difficult but I do notice that it's easier to have the Spirit with me. Everyday, I learn something new of the gospel that I never saw before when studying the gospel. I pray more than ever before because if I don't, life feels like nothing. Everyday, I push and pray. I love, I laugh, I'm happy. If there's anything else that I have faith in, it's that this is the only true gospel on this earth. The Lord and our Heavenly Father loves each and every one of us. They want us to succeed in life but it won't be easy. I have faith that He, our Savior, will always be there because He is our Savior and our best friend. As long as we have faith in Him, all will be well.