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Hi I'm Marsha

I'm an English Teaching student who loves to laugh. I'm a writer, an enthusiastic runner, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the fifth child in a family of ten children. My family is the most important thing to me, and makes me the happiest. I grew up in a small Southern California town in the Mojave Desert, but now I am a university student in Utah, where I study English Teaching. I hope one day to teach in a high school. I love music; I play the piano, the french horn, and the trumpet, and I love to sing. But more than almost anything, I love to write. I write analytical essays, poetry, personal essays, and just about anything but stories, and I've been doing it since I was old enough to know how. I love to be outside, and I love to enjoy the simple things in life! I am currently serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Texas, McAllen Mission, Spanish speaking.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family, so I have been attending church and learning the lessons of the Gospel my entire life, for which I feel so blessed! But I, like everyone else, have had to learn for myself if this is what I wanted to believe and how I wanted to live for the rest of my life. The first time I learned a little of this for myself was when I was eight years old. I wanted to know what the Holy Ghost felt like, so my father suggested I pray and ask Heavenly Father to let me learn for myself. So I went and prayed by myself to know what the Holy Ghost felt like, and a feeling of confirmation and joy came so strongly to me, that I knew it was an answer to my prayer. Throughout my life I have had many instances like this one where I have been able to gain my own testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. My testimony of prayer was strengthened when I was ten and lost a cat I was taking care of, and found it as soon as I prayed for help. My testimony of God's love for me came when I was in middle school and was able to find peace only when I asked God for comfort. Living the life of a Mormon has given me such happiness, and when I have decided to live the things I've been taught to find out if I really believed them or not, I have always found answers.

How I live my faith

As a missionary, I try to live my life as an example of how our Savior Jesus Christ would act. I spend every day teaching about His Gospel, and looking for opportunities to serve others. My companion and I pray many many times a day and try to exercise faith that we will be able to teach what the Lord wants us to teach and we will be able to find people who are looking for truth, peace, and joy!

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Marsha
I do. Moses and the other prophets of the Bible led their people through difficult times, taught them doctrine, and helped them to know how to live good, righteous lives in their times. I believe God loves us today just as much as He loved the people in those ancient days, and so He has not left us here on the Earth without a prophet's guidance, in addition to the Bible, to teach us how to live the Gospel in our changing world. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Marsha
No! We learn from the Savior that we should love everyone, and that includes a lot more than just Mormons. As members of the Church, we are encouraged to serve in our communities, donate time and resources to humanitarian efforts, and love our neighbors. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Marsha
Missionaries' purpose is to invite others to come to Christ by helping them receive His restored Gospel. They do not just share messages, but invite all to come to Christ by acting on faith. They will teach you how to do this, and are excited to answer the questions you have about the role faith, God, the scriptures, family, or other related things play in life, and how we can all become more like the Savior. Show more Show less