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Hi I'm Michaela

I'm a dancer. I'm a missionary in Lima, Peru. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 20 years old and I come from the sunny state of Florida! I grew up there almost my entire life with my parents, two brothers, and sister. I love dancing and spending time with my family. One of our favorite things to do is go to the beach (of course!) and kayak. I'm a sophomore at Brigham Young University studying exercise science. After I graduate I want to become a physician's assistant in an emergency department. But before that happens I'll finish my mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Currently I am serving in Lima, Peru for 18 months. I am so excited to serve the Lord and do all I can to share the message of the restored gospel!

Why I am a Mormon

I've had the great blessing to be born into this church and grow up in the gospel. I'm grateful every day for the changes I've seen in my life as I grow closer to my Father in Heaven and Savior Jesus Christ. Although I am not a convert I still have my own conversion story. I know Jesus Christ restored His church back on the earth through the prophet Jospeh Smith. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Christ and is another way for us to grow closer to Him as we read and study it. Through this gospel we are able to live with our families for eternity and return to live with Heavenly Father again. I am forever grateful for this knowledge and I am excited to share what I know with the people of Peru!

How I live my faith

Right now I am living my faith by serving a full time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But before I became a missionary I had the opportunity to serve as a counselor in the Young Women's program. The Young Women's program is for girls 12-18 and we meet twice a week, on Sundays and Wednesdays. I loved being able to work with them and get to know each of their awesome personalities. I have three young nieces and one on the way this summer! I strive to be a good example for them as they grow older. I'm constantly amazed at the faith they have in Christ and the want they have to be like Him in their lives. In the words of a children's song, "I'm trying to be like Jesus in all that I do and say!"