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Hi I'm Michelle

I love theatre, playing the ukulele, and eating Ben and Jerry's. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on a farm in Idaho until the age of twelve, when I moved to Utah. It was a hard move for me, but it was in Utah that I made the best friends I've ever had and discovered my passion for theatre. Since moving, I've been in over thirty plays and even written one for a theatre competition. I'm planning on going into Deaf Education for a career because I love American Sign Language and I want to be able to work with little kids. I've already been to one semester of college, but I've put that and everything else aside to serve a mission! Every day so far has been worth it. I've seen the blessings of the gospel more than ever as I've helped to bring people to Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I don't remember a time when I didn't believe the gospel was true, not even when I was little. But my testimony has really grown over the years thanks to the trials and struggles I've been through. I don't think I ever could have gotten past them without the knowledge that someone could hear my prayers. God comforted me during those times and helped me to believe that someday I would receive answers to my prayers, and things would get better. My struggles aren't over yet, but I now understand why we have to go through hard things in this life, because the trials that I have been through have helped me to gain more faith in God and better understand His plan for me. I love the gospel. It has given me so much direction and answers to a lot of questions. I would feel so lost without that help in my life.

How I live my faith

Since I was born to an LDS family, the church has always been a part of my life. I served in many leadership positions in the Young Women program and was called to be a primary teacher for the 5-6 year olds, which has probably been my favorite calling so far (with the exception of being a missionary). I do my best just to be an example to everyone around me so they can see how happy the gospel makes people.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Near the very end of the Book of Mormon we are given a promise. It says, "And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things." I know that anyone who truly desires to know if this church is true can find out for themselves by reading the Book of Mormon and praying to receive an answer of its truthfulness. God does answer prayer today, just like in days of old, and he won't withhold his answers from anyone who is diligently seeking them. If we listen carefully to the peaceful feelings that come only from the Holy Ghost, we can gain a testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, as well as this church, for ourselves. Show more Show less