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Hi I'm Mary Holmstead

I'm from Idaho. I come from a family of 8, and I love to sing and dance. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to sing and dance. I am in two choirs at my school. The first is Madrigals; you have to try out for this choir and it's the top choir at the school. My sister is in it with me, it's so fun! The second is FX Show Choir; we sing and dance (at the same time!) and you also have to try out for this choir. In March all three choirs at my school toured around Idaho, and it was a blast. I am a ballroom dancer, and I love Latin dancing. It always brings me joy.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of my loving parents. They taught me about the teachings of Christ and the love of the Father. When I was younger I relied on them for my faith, but eventually, I started to read the Book of Mormon by myself, without them telling me to. I read it because it was interesting and captivating, and it just made me happy all the time. Eventually I started going to church every Sunday because I wanted to. I loved going, it also made me happier. I stopped relying on them for faith, and built my own. This church, being a Mormon, brings me so much joy. Every day I wake up and I am so grateful to my Heavenly Father for showing me the way and to my parents for teaching me what I know. I know that this is the true church and that the Father wants me to be where I am.

How I live my faith

My life is centered around the Church. I use it's teachings in every aspect in my life, from singing in choir, to hanging out with my family and friends. In my ward, I am the President of a group of girls ages 14-15. I lead and love them. I attend seminary at my school, which is a class that the Church supports that teaches us about the Christ and his teachings. I love Jesus Christ. He is my Savior, my Older Brother, and my Best Friend. He loves me and I love him. I want to be just like my Big Brother and I look up to him so much. He helps me with everything that I am going through, and he is with me always.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Mary Holmstead
The best way to get to know our Heavenly Father is to pray to him. When we pray, we talk to the Father that loves us. It is simple. How do we get to know our earthly fathers? We talk to them and ask questions. Well, this is the same with our Father in Heaven. He loves us and wants to speak with us. Pray to him. And read the scriptures, they are His words after all. Show more Show less