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Hi I'm Mariah Toner

Freshman at BYU Idaho studying Large Animal Science. I love music, nature, animals, and my family. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I absolutely love my family. We enjoying hanging out and watching movies (particularly Home Alone and Harry Potter), reciting the lines that we all know. I have loved animals my whole life and will be starting my 8 year college journey to become a large and small animal veterinarian Fall 2015 at BYU Idaho. I also like music, hiking in beautiful North Carolina, and all things horses.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the gospel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true. It teaches us that Christ, our eldest brother, atoned for us all. He suffered every pain we have felt, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. He understands exactly how we feel. He knows us and loves us all unconditionally. God, our Heavenly Father, loves us all more than we can comprehend. He is always there. He always hears our prayers. He may not always answer them right away or in the way that we'd like Him to, but He will never forsake us. He is ever mindful of the trials we face, and He has provided us with this gospel to make it through. This church gives me the guidance that I need to know where I am going in this life. It gives me hope and purpose. I know that no matter how hard a situation may seem or how impossible a task may be, with Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit beside me (or rather me beside them, since they are always willingly there, it us up to us to accept) I absolutely CAN NOT fail. This gospel gives me the people I need to help me through life, and the tools to thrive. I am forever grateful to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am thankful to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I strive to be an example of Christ in all that I do. That really comes down to being kind and having patience, which is definitely something that has to be developed with a conscious effort.