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Hi I'm Marissa

I am 22. I live in Utah. I love dancing and singing. I love everything that is bright. I'm a city girl. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised on a Texas ranch. Went to school in a little town. And enjoyed a nice, long ride to church every Sunday on dirt roads and pavement. Deep down I am most definitely a country gal. Now I live in Utah. Thunderstorms are part of my many wonders of this Earth. The smell of rain is nothing but heavenly. I love riding horses and taking care of animals. I love fashion and being creative. Creativity is my imagination on a blank canvas.....I can put myself and who I am in everything I do. I am learning Italian and I'm planning on visiting Italy and parts of Europe next year. Traveling is my DREAM! Right now, I am in Institute of Religion at a University. I have received my two-year certificate and I'm currently working on my four-year. I also have a passion in dance. I love dancing! I want to learn more styles! Singing is also one of my favorites too! Bright colors and anything LIME green will make me HAPPY! Including RAINBOWS :) If you have any questions....feel free to ask!

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of this religion my whole life: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon).We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost. It is the source of our HAPPINESS on this Earth. It is the one and only TRUE church on this Earth today. We have a Prophet of God, Thomas S. Monson and Apostles to guide this church into ZION. I feel trials come because God wants to refine us into a much greater people. It is difficult, so difficult when God's Timing is not in the time when we think we need certain things to happen in our lives. HE wants us to have the BEST in life - not good - not better - but the BEST! Never settle because we are SONS and DAUGHTERS of a LOVING Heavenly Father! We each have our own DESTINY here in this life and we need to pursue it! If you don't know what His "plan" for you is....PRAY! He will show you! I know that because I am on that same road today. PATIENCE is a virtue in every aspect. He loves us! He sent HIS son to die for us! So that we can LIVE with HIM someday! GOD answers our prayers! He HEARS our prayers! He wants us to COME UNTO HIM and HE will show us the way each and everyday! The ATONEMENT of Christ is very real! God has mercy to the merciful! Forgiveness and Repentance is the key to PURITY in our lives. He knows we are not perfect. He wants us to IMPROVE everyday and become CHRISTLIKE, HUMBLE, MEEK, and SUBMISSIVE like unto a child. We are not sent here to fail, but to succeed. Never GIVE UP! God will NEVER give up on us! I promise you that! We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel. Missionaries are servants to God to help spread His gospel around the world. The Book of Mormon is the Word of God. Joseph Smith restored this church. Temples are the House of Lord! Marriage is between a Man and Woman bound for all Eternity in the HOLY Temple. I LOVE my FAMILY! I LOVE my RELIGION!

How I live my faith

I live by example. Modesty in the way we dress shows RESPECT to ourselves and to GOD. Movies that are R rated take the Spirit away and even some PG-13 can as well. Some TV shows can be degrading and unclean. Language - How you speak says much about who you are. Clean and intelligent language is evidence of a bright and wholesome mind. Use language that uplifts, encourages, and compliments others. Sexual Purity - Physical intimacy between husband and wife is beautiful and sacred. It is ordained of God for the creation of children and for the expression of love between husband and wife. God has commanded that sexual intimacy be reserved for marriage. Honesty - Be honest with yourself, others, and the Lord. When you are honest in every way, you build strength of character that will allow you to be of great service to God and others. You will be blessed with peace of mind and self-respect. When you are honest, you will be trusted by the Lord and by those around you. Physical and Emotional Health - Eat nutritious food, exercise regularly, and get enough sleep. When you do all these things, you remain free from harmful addictions and have control over your life. You gain the blessings of a healthy body, an alert mind, and the guidance of the Holy Ghost. These are just some of the ways we live our faith. It seems hard, but there are so many blessings to be given to us if we do obey them.