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Hi I'm Maren

I'm a missionary! I love pearls, babies and classic rock. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am studying to become a Neonatal Nurse, and I hope to someday be a midwife and deliver babies! I LOVE being around babies because they are so close to Heaven, and they are a testimony that God lives! I love listening to (and singing) oldies with my dad. I especially love Queen, Michael Jackson and The Mama's and the Papa's, although anything from the 1940's-80's makes me happy. I love my family! I especially love playing "hut-hut" (football) with my brothers or "talking story", which is where we all sit around and remember the good times we've had as a family. I have been extremely blessed to have such an amazing family- they are everything to me. I love playing with my nieces and nephews, and telling stories. My favorite color is light pink and I absolutely love toast with strawberry jam.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe in God's plan of happiness! I know that He did not send us here without direction. There have been times where I doubted my faith and my purpose. But I now know that Heavenly Father desperately wants all of us to return to Him, and through the sacrifice of the Savior, we can become perfect like He. Heavenly Father has created a perfect plan that begins with our pre-mortal existence and ends in His kingdom. We are all a part of that plan! I feel so much purpose, knowing that Heavenly Father loves me and has given me the tools I need to live with Him someday. This church provides a perfect path back home and I am overjoyed to be on that path. There is no confusion in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Every question can be answered, and everyone can come to know of their divine role in God's plan. "My life is a gift, my life has a plan. My life has a purpose. In Heaven it began. My choice was to come to this lovely home on earth and seek for God's light to direct me from birth. I will follow God's plan for me, holding fast to His words and His love. I will work, and I will pray. I will always walk in His ways. And I will be happy on earth; and in my home above!" -Children's Songbook I know God lives. I KNOW He loves us.

How I live my faith

"If you want to be happy, be." I believe that our purpose in life is to be HAPPY, and that Heavenly Father wants that for us. I know that He provided a church that can bring us a fullness of joy and it is our choice to live the gospel or not. We can CHOOSE happiness by CHOOSING to live the commandments. I live my faith by choosing to be obedient to the commandments of our Heavenly Father, and it's true- obedience DOES make me happy! I am currently living BY faith as a full-time missionary in Alabama! I spend my days learning to be like the Savior and being nice to everyone. All in all, our purpose in this life is to be happy and be nice. There is so much power in a smile or "hello!" I believe we were sent here to become like our Father in Heaven and it can start with simply being nice! As a missionary, I am striving to be kind to all of God's children, and stand as a witness of Jesus Christ!