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Hi I'm Marissa

I am a designer, music listener, and nature explorer. I am a lover of all things beautiful, which is why I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a student at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT studying Graphic Design, but that is just the surface. In reality I am just an imperfect person striving for truth and acceptance. I have found both within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love art, music, people, and culture! I served an 18-month mission in Melbourne, Australia. I will forever keep the people I met there in a locked chamber of my heart. The church is true wherever you are.

Why I am a Mormon

I love beautiful things which is why I love the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This church is full of beautiful people striving to live the perfect teachings of our Savior Jesus Christ. The lessons I have learned from traveling around the world is that finding art and beauty in the world is as simple as looking outside of yourself, and that God exists and He loves all of His children. Through the church I am able to incorporate these lessons on a deeper level. I was first a Mormon because my parents were and I trusted their judgement. But I am still a Mormon because my heart has been changed from this church's teachings.

How I live my faith

It is so easy to be discouraged when we make mistakes. The way the Book of Mormon and the current Prophets have taught me how to live my faith is through repenting often. I do not try to be perfect because that is unrealistic. Instead I pray a lot (usually not very eloquently), attend church almost every week, and visit the temple whenever possible. These actions fill me with love for my Savior Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father, making my faith, therefore my life, enjoyable to live.