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Hi I'm Malorie

I love to play outside. I'm studying animation because I want to spread goodness through the media. I'm a kid at heart.

About Me

I love life. I love to snowboard, surf, get muddy and play soccer. I've had 12 concussions from playing soccer in high school, so now I can't play in college and I have to take it easy(ya right..;) ). No, it really is a miracle that I haven't had any permanent repercussions. What can I say? I love to play and have fun. This is why I chose animation as my major in college. It's fun! I get to play all day and make up stories and characters and give them life and movement. I want to make good stories and good movies that teach good principles-the world needs it desperately right now. I love people and partying with friends. Our parties are fun, though. We remember them after the night's over. ;) What are my dreams in life? I want to start my own business one day, so I can make a lot of money and help lift a third world country out of poverty and protect the women and children from all the evil out there. I would love to focus on India or Africa. I've really been studying entrepreneurship and business at my university, and reading all the books I can get a hold of to learn how to be successful in this area. I love learning. I'm going on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I know the gospel is my greatest source of happiness and motivation. So many people are missing this and don't even know how awesome it can make their life.

Why I am a Mormon

My knowledge about what life really is about is the MOST VALUABLE thing I have. I wouldn't trade my testimony of it and experiences because of it for ANYTHING. Home life is so wonderful and peaceful because we're all doing our best to live by its teaching and the spirit of God is here in our home. My siblings are some of my best friends, and my home one of my favorite places to be. My youngest sister was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma-a brain tumor- when she was only a little over 1 years old. They removed it only to find out that the cancer had spread to her spine and they would have to proceed with chemotherapy. This was devastating to me and my family. I felt so helpless when I looked at that little girl spread out in the hospital crib, with her eyes out of focus, the remains of her hair on her bed sheets, and IV's coming out of her arms. The only thing that I could hold onto at that time was my faith. My faith in Jesus Christ that He could heal her and that He knew and felt exactly what we were all going through. He truly empowered us with hope to keep going. I knew that it was all in His hands. My dad once said to our family, "I know that you have faith that Jesus can heal her, but do you also have faith to accept whatever his will is, including if He decides it is her time to come home to Him?" Those words stung my heart. I wanted so badly for her to stay with us, for me to get to know her and see her grow up! But then I realized that I knew that because of Jesus Christ we could be with her again as an eternal family because my parents had been sealed in the temple for time and all eternity. It was like hope and light was poured over my body. This truth that I learned at a young age enabled me and my family to press forward in faith, ready to accept God's will, whatever the outcome. I felt his comfort and warm embrace every time I prayed to him and felt the prayers of our ward members. Because of the Gospel, hard times were made lighter through Christ.

How I live my faith

I have a friend who's not of my faith that told me once, "I love hanging out with you and your friends because you have so much fun AND remember it the next day! You don't need alcohol or drugs to have a good time!" That's right. I live my faith by being "high" on life. Life is so good and the gospel makes me so happy that I don't need other sources of drugs, alcohol, sex without marriage and commitment, or any other virtual temporary high or happiness to make me feel good. The gospel makes me feel good! All the time. By living the commandments strictly, I find that I actually have more freedom and can fly higher than I ever could without being obedient. The gospel is the right way to live. And it definitely pays off tenfold. I put 100% of myself into fulfilling my callings and duties in church. Even though I am young, I can influence and help lift others. Currently I'm teaching 13 year-olds in my ward about the gospel and I absolutely love seeing them grow and how I can contribute to changing their lives. I also give service in my community and as a student leader in my university. I'm hoping to go on a humanitarian trip one day while I'm still in school.