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Hi I'm Michelle

I was born Salt Lake City, Utah. I love piano, tennis, and karate. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just finished my first year of college and am now serving a full time mission. I have been called to serve in the Brazil Sao Paulo East mission! I love to play the piano, tennis, percussion, and do karate. After my mission I hope to become a speech therapist and work with autistic children. I would also really love to work with traumatic brain injury or stroke patients and someday be able to travel to Africa or Brazil to help children with cleft lips/palates.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that Jesus Christ, a living, real being, is the head of this church. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the only church on the earth with the fulness of the gospel. After a careful, sincere reading of the Book of Mormon, I prayed to confirm that what I had been taught my whole life about the church was true. I received an answer. It did not come as an audible voice, but instead as a powerful, almost overwhelming feeling of peace and reassurance. I felt God's love for me as He testified to me through his holy spirit that the Book of Mormon, the keystone of this church, was indeed true. I knew then, as I know now, that Joseph Smith truly restored the church to the earth and translated the Book of Mormon through God's help. Today we have a living prophet, President Thomas S. Monson, who leads and guides the church through diving revelation. He receives revelation directly from God as to how he should guide the church. I love this church with all my heart and it has made me such a happy person, full of hope and faith even through the most difficult of times.

How I live my faith

The best way I've found to live my faith isn't through the words I say, but the deeds I do. Kindness and service to others is a defining characteristic of my faith. I can talk all I want about how important it is to serve and show kindness, but until I really do it, the words mean nothing. As I've matured throughout life, I've come to realize that this life isn't about what I get, but about what I give. The more I've realized that and tried to make kindness and empathy a part of my daily life, the more I've been able to make my faith a real part of who I am, not just what I do.