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Hi I'm Maren

I am a photographer. I am a student at Brigham Young University. I want to be a mom when I grow up. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Junior in college studying Human Development however, my true passions are Photography and Graphic Design, which I have already started a small business in. I come from a big family, there are eight kids, I have two older sisters and five younger brothers. I am currently on a mission serving in New York City speaking spanish.

Why I am a Mormon

In all honesty, I am a Mormon because I was born that way. My family has been active in the church for generations. But there comes a time in each of our lives when we have to decide for ourselves what we believe and when that time came for me I prayed to my Father In Heaven to know that the church was true, that the Book of Mormon was true and that it was translated by the prophet Joseph Smith. I discovered the truth of the Gospel for myself. Until I became a missionary I had no idea how truly amazing this gospel is, the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I have never stopped to really think about the title of this Church. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Its His Church. The Church Of Jesus Christ. Its the same church that he established thousands of years ago while he was here on the earth, restored through the Prophet Joseph. It has made all the difference in my life and I can't wait to invite others in to discover that same peace and happiness for themselves.

How I live my faith

I try to live my life everyday according to the principles of the church, I try to bear my testimony by living it. Right now, I am serving a mission to the people of New York City. I am amazed at how much my own testimony grows each and every day as I study the Book of Mormon and develop a closer personal relationship with my Savior Jesus Christ and my Father in Heaven. I wouldn't be anywhere else in the world right now. I love it here and love what I am doing. This Church is true. If you want to grow closer to Christ read the Book of Mormon, it is another testament of Jesus Christ that contains the fullness of His gospel. Read that book, follow the invitation in Moroni 10:3-5 and you will learn for yourself the truth of this Gospel and what your Father in Heaven wants for you in this life as well as in the life to come.