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Hi I'm Malin

I'm a norwegian music lover, wannabe photographer, amateur writer, future president (eh, I wish), and I'm a mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in this old city in the middle of Norway called Trondheim, which is actually quite charming, despite its cold weather. I'm currently studying media and communication, and because I'm a very ambitious person with a tendency to dream big, I'm hoping to build a career in advertising, politics or communication in an organization that is striving to make a difference. That sounded less cheesy in my head. Music is very important to my family, so my parents always encouraged me to play an instrument, which is also why I started playing the piano when I was 10. It's really something that I love doing, even though I don't have the time to play as much as I would like to. Other than that, I love to read, write, watch movies and travel, as well as studying and engaging in politics and human rights. My family and friends mean the world to me, and I love spending time with them more than anything!

Why I am a Mormon

When I look back at my life before I joined the church, I can really see how unhappy I was. I felt like I was walking around, wasting oxygen by breathing, and was constantly wondering why I was even alive when it seemed like my life had no purpose. I had already given up on everything when I ran into the missionaries who introduced me to the church and God's plan for us. Suddenly, I was filled with hope that I was actually going somewhere, that I wasn't completely hopeless and that my existence mattered. It really was a huge turning point for me, and I can really see the difference it has made in my life! I am happier now than I have ever been, and I wouldn't trade that for the world. I know now that God has a special plan for each and every one of us, and that he wants us to let Christ into our hearts so that we can grow as people and come back to him and live with our families forever! I have been blessed in so many ways since I got baptized, and because of the confirmations I have received from the Holy Ghost, I really do know that the church is true! The best part is that whenever I am going through a tough time, I know that I have a Father in heaven who will help me get through them, and whenever I have questions, I can seek Him in prayer - and He will answer! Being a member of the church brings me peace, comfort, hope and happiness, and THAT is why I'm a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be the best person I can be by following the commandments and the doctrines of Christ. I was raised in an atheist family, so converting as a 16-year-old (July 6th 2011) was tough when I didn't get much support when I had to face the temptations and trials that everyone has to go through. Regardless of the criticism I met every day as a newly baptized member, I chose to stay on the path that I knew would lead me back to God and the life he had planned for me. I did so by studying and reading the scriptures, go to my Heavenly Father in prayer, attend church meetings and activities as often as I could and stay worthy to partake of the sacrament every sunday. In other words; striving to be a good example, which is a lot easier when you have the Holy Ghost there to guide you! I was recently called as a primary teacher, where I get to teach the gospel to children up to 12 years old, which is something I am really looking forward to! I also try to help out with missionary work as often as I can.