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Hi I'm Marisha

I was born and raised in Colorado. I love Mountains, History, and Fairy Tales. And I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Colorado, and I think it's heaven. I live high up on a hill and I love to climb up on the roof and watch the sun set over Pikes Peak. I grew up as the seventh of eleven children, and honestly, it was a blast. It still is. My family are my best friends, and it's the best gift on earth to know that I can be with them for eternity. My childhood was filled with books and movies that motivated my everyday activities. My siblings and I could be seen on any given day out in the backyard having wizards duels with chopsticks or fighting off armies of orcs made out of hay bails and cardboard with our bows and arrows. I could always be seen tagging along with any one of my five older brothers, and they put me to work...digging for needed lego pieces, sitting in between bike or snowboard jumps while they tested their tricks over my head, or just dropping me off the roof of the shed. They taught me to be tough, and they taught me about love and loyalty, because they always had my back. My parents taught me the importance of hard-work and education, and following the example of my older sister, I made school a priority in my life. I love learning, and I particularly love a good history class. Something about the stories of people and places that have gone before fascinates me. I'm a hopeless romantic and I love music and nature and fantasies and histories and food and friends and family and life. And I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I am I Mormon because I know it's true. I have read the Book Mormon and prayed to my Father in Heaven to know for myself that it is true, and I have received an answer. Each time I read that book I am brought closer to my Savior and I know that it has changed my life for the better. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that he translated the Book of Mormon by the power of God. I know that my Savior lives. He has often saved me from my sins and shortcomings, and though I cannot fully comprehend his great and perfect love and atoning sacrifice, I have felt it, and it has made me whole. In a few days I will be leaving for the Philippines to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I know that this church is true. I know that Jesus is the Christ, and I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. This has been the desire of my heart - to share these truths and the love I have felt with all those who will listen. I know that God lives, and he desires all of his children to return to him. He wants us to be happy, and he has shown us how. I have found greater joy in this gospel than in anything else in my life. I am happy. And I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Knowing what I know, my entire life has been motivated by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Christ taught us to serve and love others, and I was first taught about service at home. I learned in my family how to do my work and help my parents and siblings with theirs. In church I served with our youth group and there learned lessons and built friendships that have sustained me throughout my life. Throughout high school I shared my love of music by serving as the organist in our ward. I have found that music can communicate the workings of the spirit to my heart more than almost anything else. I recently completed my sophomore year at BYU and while at school I have served as a pianist and a teacher in our women's organization. While preparing lessons to teach on Sundays, I learned a great deal about our Savior Jesus Christ and how his love has the power to make us whole. I learned that the greatest joy in my life can be found in sharing this love with others.