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Hi I'm Marc Mallari

I'm from California. I am an engineering student living in Utah. I like to ballroom dance. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am a student in college studying Bio-medical engineering. I am the middle child in my family, i have two brothers. In highschool i also was a springboard diver. Now I am mostly a social-competitive ballroom dancer and enjoy regularly dancing with my friends. I was on my school's team before leaving for a mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because i have come to know this church is true. Even though I was born into the church, I did not always have a testimony of everything in it. Its been through testing different aspects of the gospel and church that i have found the truthfulness contained in both. I followed the challenge of reading the book of mormon to find my own witness. I have read the book of mormon and continue to read and study it, i have prayed to know it is true, and i have found that it is, not through any fancy thought process but through a deep unfailing feeling knowing without a doubt in my heart or in my mind. The book of mormon, along with many of the youth activities i participated in throughout highschool has allowed me to gain a testimony of the prophet Joseph Smith and the restored church. I know that Joseph smith really was a prophet and that he spoke with and worked with God to restore the Church of Jesus Christ to the earth. It has been given to us to both guide and teach us throughout our lives and to provide us wit a place of support and comfort set apart from the world. I know Jesus christ is our savior, and that through him we can be saved from anything. I know because I've gone through some pretty rough and dark times were i was filled with doubt about everything. It was only in turning to Jesus Christ and repenting that i ever made it through those times, he helped me along the path, it was through his love that I am made whole. Knowing this i am happy and know i can always be happy. Whats more is that i can share that happiness with my family, not just in this life, but throughout eternity. The plan of salvation is beautiful and orderly. My heavenly father's gospel is one of love, love in its many forms. Love is something everyone understands, for love goes hand in hand with happiness.

How I live my faith

I regularly attend church at my local singles branch. On Sunday's i always be sure to go to all my meetings and check up on my friends in the ward. While i was home before leaving on my mission i tried to stay coordinated with my home-teaching companion so we could get our home teaching done and be available whenever our home teachees needed us. During the week i would also meet with the missionaries as they helped me prepare to serve a mission by having discussions, reading scriptures and role playing possible missionary opportunity scenarios.