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Hi I'm Mariel

I love my family, I love my friends, I love to laugh. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and loving every minute of it! I am preparing to enter the Kyiv, Ukraine mission where I will preach the gospel of Jesus Christ in the Russian language. I am now learning the Russian language and expanding my knowledge of this wonderful gospel that I love so much. My testimony of the truthfullness of this gospel grows more and more every day. I cannot wait until I have the opportunity to bring it to the people of Kyiv. The decision to serve a mission is by far the best decision I have, or will ever make, I have no doubt of that.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up I was the only member in my school. Teachers would always say to me "You have a light in your eyes that no one else does!" At the time I was too shy to tell them it was the light of Christ! But now I understand it even more. The gospel brings so much joy to my life. The knowledge that I have about my life on earth and why I am here makes this life worth living and being happy about it! Through this gospel I know that I can be with my family forever and I would not trade that for anything. I know that I have a Heavenly Father that knows me personally and loves me beyond my power to understand. When I am feeling so lonely and think no one has ever felt the way I am feeling I can always pray for peace and comfort. I know my elder brother Jesus Christ always knows what I am feeling. He has had every pain that I have ever felt and He is always, always there to take that pain away from me. Because I am a Mormon I know that Heavenly Father has a plan for all of His children and His greatest desire is for us to return home to Him. I am a Mormon because this is what I know with all my heart to be true.

How I live my faith

As a missionary I spend all day every day trying to come closer to my Savior, Jesus Christ, and my Heavenly Father. I have devoted my life and all of my time to the purpose of inviting others to come unto Christ. So they too can have the joy that the gospel has brought to my life.