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Hi I'm Maura

I was born and raised in the Sunshine state of Florida. I am a student at Southern Virginia University. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Welcome and Hello! I've spent a while considering what to put to help you all relate and get to know me. So, I will settle for the check list. I have always had a passion to share my talents with others whether it be my guitar playing skills or my writing skills. I love to stay active by going to the gym or playing sports. Staying fit is important to me because it helps me to stay focused, manage my time better, and to have a drive to get things done. I am currently a junior in college and I love being a student! Staying involved and getting to know other people is something I strive to do every day of my life. I don't like to feel left out and I don't like for others to feel that way either. I'm all about getting others involved and making others happy. Smiling is infectious and if I can make someone smile then I know I've made their day a little brighter. I love reading, talking, listening, and providing service for others. I strive to be the best person I can be and I always look for way I can improve myself. If there is no progression in my life and I'm at a stand still then I know that I'm not doing something right.

Why I am a Mormon

I am glad I am who I am. I am glad I make mistakes. I am glad that I am human. Why? Because it makes me an individual. If that in turn makes people categorize me under individualism, then I am ok with that. I like being different and I like making mistakes. Without them I would never learn anything because I would not be atoning for my sins and I would never grow. There is nothing wrong with succumbing to being human. That is the very act that Jesus did when he died on the cross. He was succumbing to physical pain and his human body. It is not worldly to be human nor is it wrong. So if being human and living by the human emotion/physicality is an act that Christ performed, then I will gladly stand up and say I am human. Christ himself was one and I will follow in his footsteps! I will never deny my faith no matter how many mistakes I make. That is what the Atonement is for. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and nothing, no one, or anything will change that. I will stand as a witness of God at all times and in all things and in all places, not because I was brought up to know that was the way, but because it has been testified to me through faith in Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father. Faith is the hope for things which are not seen; which are true. I believe with all my heart and stand this day as a witness to say I know this church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true through faith I have in Christ and Heavenly Father! The principles and doctrines I've learned are the truth, not because I was told to believe it, but because I know it for myself spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Everyone has the privilege to worship how, where, or what they may. The Lord gave us free agency and with that free agency I chose this church. I chose what I believe to be the truth. I will live and die with that choice. I will do it knowing that I stood in the footsteps and direction of Christ. Amen.

How I live my faith

At my University they always stress the act of service for others. I've grown to understand that it is not only for the benefit of others but it is important for our individual growth as well. Through my church calling I am able to provide service for others through activities. As relief society activities chair I get to invite and coordinate with others what they would like to do as a fun activity to help us build better relationships and friendships as members of the same church. Many times people think service is laboring and sweating to get a job done but it's not always aboutbthat