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Hi I'm Marisa Juarez

I love art, Mexico, and Yoga!!! :] Also, I am a Mormon!

About Me

Hi, I am Marisa! I am 21 years old and I just returned home from serving a full time mission in Salt Lake City Utah. I am from the beautiful state of California, where I have studied at a College and had some good experiences. However I am about to Move to Mexico to start the next part of my life. I'll be going to school in the country I have dreamed to be in. My biggest passion in life is learning and acquiring new skills so I can appreciate other cultures. But the thing I am most proud of is my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints! That is exactly what makes me happiest in life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the church because the spirit of Christ touched my heart and changed my life. When I was 17 years old my best friend invited me to a "Mormon Dance," and I fell in love with the Mormons. It was a little more than just a dance but I did fall in love with the Mormons. I loved the spirit I felt in her home. I loved the way Mormons were always so nice to everyone and made me feel welcomed. When I got my first Book of Mormon I read it everyday as much as possible, and I could not put it down. I knew I was changing but I was stubborn. The spirit truly touched me when I read about the plan of salvation and felt the love of my father in heaven. I knew I needed to be baptized and as the lord had prepared for me I was able to be baptized on July 1st 2012. With the help of my two amazing missionaries from Texas, I looked up to them and I called them my angels. Seeing the example they set gave me the desire I had to go out and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. I have a family in the church, I will always have a place to go. Just like Ohana "Nobody gets left behind or forgotten". I know the Book of Mormon is an inspired book translated by Joseph Smith. I know that Jesus Christ is my savior and he's got my back. I feel much closer to my Heavenly Father because I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints. I have a place, a home, a purpose and a meaning.

How I live my faith

As a missionary I spend all day everyday of the week teaching and sharing the message of the peace Jesus Christ with the people of Salt Lake City Utah. I try to be more like the savior so I can grow closer to him. As a missionary I get to spend Sundays with so many amazing people, learning about our purpose here on earth. I love service ! I get to do so many fun service projects as a missionary!

What is the Relief Society?

Marisa Juarez
I remember when I was investigating the church I wondered about this very question. I asked the missionaries who were teaching me, they were not sure how to answer. Elder Nelson simply said "womanly things". Alas that answer did not really tell me what they did or who they were. I have learned that the relief society is a woman's' organization that was established in 1842. It is the oldest and largest woman's organization in the world. As a member of the relief society my purpose is to build my own faith and personal righteousness, to strengthen home and family, and to help the needs of others. I am so grateful for my membership in the relief society, we bring hope to others and we are never alone due to the love of the women around us. Show more Show less