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Hi I'm Miranda

I am a returned missionary, college student, outdoors enthusiast, musician, bookworm...and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

My family is the most important thing to me! I am the second of 5 children and I love every second I get to spend with those crazies! Both of my parents are educators and have always encouraged all of us kids to work our hardest and put forth our best effort. I currently attend BYU (Brigham Young University) and am majoring in English with a minor in Latin American studies. I served an 18 month Spanish speaking mission in Washington D.C. and loved every moment of it! If there was one word I would use to describe me, it's energetic. I love to be kept busy and am always looking for new and fun things to be a part of! I recently gained a love for rock climbing which I can add to my long list of beloved outdoor activities! I am an extremely passionate and determined person who loves to make friends and explore new places. One of my greatest wishes is to marry and have a family of my own. I hope to one day be able to travel the world and teach my children about different cultures and people.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that I am a daughter of God and that He loves me more than I will ever be able to comprehend! Through this gospel, I have come to know that my family can be together forever if I live my life in harmony with the teachings of Christ. My grandfather passed away in December and it was one of the most difficult things that I have ever been through. When I heard the news that he was very ill, I took a walk up to our local Mormon temple because we believe that that is a place of comfort and peace. As I sat there and prayed with my Heavenly Father, I was overcome with a peaceful feeling, reassuring me that everything was going to work out the way it was supposed to. The next morning I learned that my grandpa had passed away, but I was okay. I felt completely at peace and knew that he was in a better place. I know that families can be together forever and that I will be able to live with my grandpa again someday! Through this gospel I have come to know of the happiness and joy that it can bring into your life! I have made mistakes and not lived the way I should have, and during those times I felt lost. I knew that what I was doing wasn't right and that I needed to change my ways and my attitude. By following the principles of the church, reading my scriptures, and listening to the current prophet, I am happy! I know who I am and where I come from! I know what I believe and I will never be able to deny it! I know that this church is true, that fact has become engrained in me through my personal trials and growth. I have studied the Book of Mormon and know that it is true and that it is of God! I love this gospel with all my heart! I know that if you sincerely seek to know if it is true, and ask God with a sincere heart, He will answer you.

How I live my faith

In January 2013 I volunteered to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I had always loved the church and was extremely enthusiastic about sharing my beliefs with others, but up until that point I had never seriously considered dedicating 18 months of my life to going out and teaching others about the gospel. After much pondering and prayer, I decided that I needed to go on a mission because I knew the joy that the gospel brought to me and it would be selfish of me not to share that happiness with others. On May 29, 2013 I left to serve an 18 month Spanish speaking mission in Washington D.C. During my time in D.C. I taught the latinos about Jesus Christ, the Book of Mormon, and how their families could live together forever. I taught about where true happiness lies and what they could do to receive peace and guidance during the difficult and trying times of their lives. Since I returned home from my mission I have continued sharing my beliefs with those around me and am currently serving in a leadership position in my local congregation. I am always looking for opportunities to serve others and love to bake cookies and take them around to my neighbors! I believe that because we are all children of God, He expects us to reach out and help those around us. We are all here on this earth to learn and grow, and I believe that when we help others on their journey of life, we become better and happier ourselves!