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Hi I'm Michelle

I grew up on a llama farm. I'm a Chemical Engineer. I love playing viola. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mother to one beautiful baby boy and have a wonderful husband. I work from home, part time, and am able to be with our son all day! I love it! I love to cook, bake desserts (especially cake so I can decorate them), play and teach violin and viola, jog and spend time outdoors. We recently moved away from the mountains, but while we were close my husband and I loved to go backpacking and on day hikes. I went to college to be a Chemical Engineer and worked in the field for about 5 years. I'm really a nerd and read my mass transfer text to our son when he was very young. Learning new things is exciting to me.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I've asked Heavenly Father and feel in my heart this is His true Church. I was raised in another church and had numerous questions about that faith while growing up. I never really received resolution or answers to many of my questions and as I got older only grew more curious. I felt that if Heavenly Father had a Church that it must all be true, not just certain parts. One example was how I felt about infant baptism - I always felt that a loving God would not punish infants that were not baptized if they died in their youth. I felt that if people in different countries were not exposed to a real church that they couldn't justly be punished for where they were born. Upon learning about the age of accountability at which children in the LDS Church are baptized as well as Baptism for the dead (for those who did not receive the Gospel of Jesus Christ while on this earth) and praying about these two principles, I truly received answers to questions I had deeply worried about for years! Furthermore, I've tried living the commandments and see how they have changed my life. I wasn't really a "bad" person - I've always tried to do good and be "good" or "righteous" but living in the Gospel by following the commandments and striving to be Christlike has given me a perspective that I could receive nowhere else. I've been blessed - I've had many challenges and trials - but I've always felt the Spirit of the Lord helping me through all times. I'm a Mormon because I believe it is important for me, my family, and for eternal life.

How I live my faith

I love living my faith every day - I am able to visit with many of the women who move into our ward and help organize events and information for our church. A partner and I are assigned to visit a 4 individual women on our ward each month. We take great joy in visiting these women as they have become wonderful friends. It always amazes me how similar we all really are to one another even though we're not the same age or at the same stage of life, yet we all look forward to spending time together. Every few months I am lucky enough to teach the women during the third hour of our church services. I love to teach and interact with everyone during this time. My husband, son and I have daily prayer and scripture study - we pray for our families, friends, and those in need. We pray for guidance in things we are unsure about. We apply the scriptures to our daily living and try to learn all we can from past history.