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Hi I'm Mariah Latu

I am a Polynesian Latina girl from Salt Lake City, Utah and soon to be Missionary serving in Panama. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am a young girl trying to find my place in the world. I adore warm chocolate chip cookies, reading on rainy days and laughing til I cry with friends. I am taking a break from school to serve a full time LDS mission. I love fashion! I love to sing. I love to be with my family because they are my best friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know with all my being that this is indeed Christ's church restored on the earth today. I know that this Gospel has changed my life. This gospel has changed me, for the better. I love being apart of something. I love that I have a divine role as a daughter of God. Although I make mistakes, fall short of my duties, and just slip up I know that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, I can be forgiven, and He continually loves me. What could be greater than that?? This gospel holds great keys from the past that help all for the future. I love the Book of Mormon! This book has given be answers when I've felt alone and lost, this book has given me peace and solace when I have felt confused and sorrowful, this book IS the Word of God. I know that for a fact. If you feel like you don't know why you are here, I can promise you that this Gospel will give you the answer. All of God's children are significant to his plan. And he loves us ALL so much. His love is infinite. I am apart of the greatest thing! I am a member of the true church of Jesus Christ. I know Temples bless peoples live, especially mine. I have never felt so close to the heavens and God than at the Temple, the house of God. Being a Mormon, isn't easy. You do mess up. But that doesn't mean God doesn't love you, He knows the potential we all hold and He is waiting and hoping that we will live up to what we can become and He will be there to help us along the way. WE are not alone in this. He has given us the atonement. He has given us his spirit. He has given us scripture. He has given us modern day prophets. And he has given us prayer! Prayer is amazing. If you feel abandoned, lonesome, scared, angry or invisible, I would urge you to pray. Prayer has saved my life and given me answers to questions I didn't think would ever be answered. That is why I am a Mormon, because it brings me an extreme happiness and fulfillment. I love this gospel with all my heart!

How I live my faith

I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ all my life. However, I wasn't always the most active member. I fell away on more than one occasion. But those moments helped me realize that I am nothing without the Gospel. I love that this Gospel gives me a purpose. As a soon to be missionary of the Lord, I want others to feel of the immense importance they hold as children of our Father in Heaven. He loves each and every on of his children and wants them to return to live with him again. Being inactive in the church taught me that I NEED the spirit of the Lord with me. I've never felt so lost, alone, and miserable without the spirit. This gospel brings me great joy and I chose to live it because I love my Savior Jesus Christ, and I know this gospel brings many many blessings to those who accept it.