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Hi I'm Jayd Maryah

I am a classic American girl. I love family and learning. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 19 year old girl with a real zeal towards life. I am currently a student at Utah State University with a declared major of Psychology, but unsure if I am going to change it or not? I have my mission call to Seoul, South Korea and will be reporting January 15th 2014. I grew up in a small farm town with my parents and three sisters whom I love very much. I danced/cheered my entire life and it continues to be one of my loves. I am an exploratory person who loves to read and explore and learn. I love cooking and everything nutrition (although I also love sweets!). My family and friends are so very important to me. I just love experiencing life firsthand with the people I hold dear!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church, which would make you believe that 'I always knew', but that is not the case. I had to go through my own journey of questioning and discovery. I was lucky enough to be raised in a community that already supported a lot if not all of the Mormon values. I just needed to really know for myself. Given that I am a fairly philosophical thinker, this was not an easy journey. I don't think there was any "ah-ha" moment in which I was just struck with the knowledge that this was truth and light. Rather, it was a collaboration of my many questions being answered right when I need them and in ways that I could only describe as divine. Before my path of questions and answers, it would have been easy to deny it for what I understood as 'logical' standpoints. Although, given the knowledge and experiences that I have now, I know that I could NEVER deny the truth and validity of this religion. There is a God. He loves us (his literal children) beyond what we can conceive. He watched as his perfectly righteous son, Jesus Christ, was crucified to redeem all of us for our sins that we commit as we try to learn and go through this life. I know that the Book of Mormon, although translated by Joseph Smith, was the writings of ancient prophets in the America's under direction of God, so that we could have another testament that Jesus Christ and the Atonement are divine and not just a ploy by man. I implore everyone who happens to read this to find out for yourselves. Read the Book of Mormon and Bible. Talk to the missionaries in your area. Watch or read the talks from the most recent General Conference (http://www.lds.org/general-conference?lang=eng) Trust God and the feelings he will prompt you with to know the truth of things. Be aware of what is divine in your own life, and fill that hole that is keeping you stagnant no matter what worldly pursuit goes your way.God is organized, and you have a special place. Life is good. Make the most out of it. Much love!

How I live my faith

I participate in as much as I can! I love to be involved with helping and getting to know people. I organize the teachers for Sunday and also teach myself on occasion. It is a great opportunity for me to get to know a multitude of people, and learn about how the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has affected their lives positively.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Jayd Maryah
NO. This is probably one of the most common misconceptions of the LDS Church. We are grateful for and respect Joseph Smith for being a prophet and 'tool' the Lord used to restore the gospel of Christ back on the earth, but he was just a man. A man with flaws and shortcomings who made his own fair share of mistakes, just as the rest of us do. We worship God for being the creator and eternal father of us all, and Jesus Christ for being the one to come to Earth and live a perfect life only to suffer through the Atonement and be crucified for our sake. Show more Show less