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Hi I'm Miranda

I'm a Utah girl, born and raised. I'm half-Tongan, half-Caucasian. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I come from a family with lots of brothers and sisters and tons of nieces and nephews. I love spending time with them and life is never dull! I also love to read: classic literature, young adult fiction, manga, historical non-fiction. It doesn't matter what the genre is as long as it's good. I love to draw and sketch. I also have a passion for music and love to sing. In the past couple of years I've really begun to enjoy cooking and baking - especially decorating cakes and cupcakes. With so many family birthdays and celebrations I've had many opportunities to practice and it's been so much fun!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon not only because I was born into this religion, but because I choose to stay a part of it. I have been taught the principles and doctrines of the gospel in my home and at church from childhood and have always felt of its goodness and truthfulness. As I got older and entered my late-teens and early-twenties, life got hard as it does for all of us. I really struggled with my faith and with my self-esteem during those years. I believed that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was true and that God and Jesus Christ were real, but I couldn't allow myself to believe that they cared about me. About three years ago, I reached the point where I had to know for myself if the gospel was true and by extension if my Heavenly Father loved me. I had read the Book of Mormon before with my family, but this time I read it on my own and with the express purpose of finding out if it was true. I worked with a wonderful bishop who helped me work through and resolve my issues. I came to a knowledge of the truthfulness of the gospel slowly but surely, one step at a time. My knowledge came not with bells and whistles, or one single great event. It came quietly and gradually, almost imperceptibly, until I was able to look back at the changes in my life and attitude and could see the peace and happiness that had become a part of my daily life. I am a Mormon because I have studied this gospel in my heart and in my mind and have found that it is true. I have come to know for myself that I am a beloved child of God and that Jesus Christ is my personal Savior. I know the Book of Mormon is a true book, full of light and knowledge, and I learn something new about myself and God each time I read it. And so I also know that Joseph Smith was a prophet, divinely led and inspired to restore truth and authority that had been lost back to the earth. I am a Mormon because as long as I have done everything I can to live this faith I have never been led astray.

How I live my faith

Currently I serve as the president of the women's organization in my ward of young single adults ranging in age from 18-30. I've been able to get to know and serve some amazing women. They never cease to amaze me and I learn so much from them. As I serve these wonderful women I do my best to comfort and encourage and love after the manner of Jesus Christ.