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Hi I'm Sister Miclyn Noorda

I grew up on the East Coast of the U.S, I have 6 siblings, I'm currently serving a mission in Paraguay, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've lived on the East Coast my entire life and I enjoy running, playing soccer, and skiing. I ran track and cross country for my high school. During my free time, I like to hang out with my friends or read a good book. I also play the violin a little bit, and I have for about four years. I love learning about history. I enjoying serving others, and was in a community service club at my school. I attended a semester at BYU in Utah as a student, and I am currently serving as a missionary of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Paraguay Asuncion North Mission where I am working to bring souls to Christ until summer 2016 .

Why I am a Mormon

Every time I read the Book of Mormon, I can feel the Holy Ghost testifying that this book really is from God! I have found so much peace from this gospel, and I know I wouldn't be as happy as I am now without it. I love going to church and seeing every person striving to become better, and helping everyone around them become better too. It's amazing to take a step back from the world and see people focusing on developing Christ-like attributes. Being a Mormon helps me feel closer to Christ, and helps me feel Christ in my everyday life. I also love using the atonement in my life everyday, and knowing that through Christ's sacrifice, I can progress and strive to become a better person. Being close to Christ through prayer and fasting and church attendance has truly changed who I am! I love this gospel with all my heart, and everyday I try to focus on Christ and develop the attributes that He had.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day in many different ways. I have found that the most important thing for me is to read the scriptures and pray every single day!!! Attending church weekly always gives me the strength to continue having faith among my trials. I still struggle in my life; I still have challenges I am working to overcome. But living the Gospel of Jesus Christ has brought me closer to Christ then I could have in any other way, and has made me a better person, a better sister, and a better daughter and friend then I ever would have been.

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Sister Miclyn Noorda
Many people wonder why we need the Book of Mormon when we already have the Bible. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints believe in both the Book of Mormon and the Bible. Although the Bible has many truths in it, there are also many plain and precious gospel truths and doctrines that have been lost throughout the various times the Bible has been translated. Because of this, the Lord provided a way for the full truth to be restored through the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is not a replacement of the Bible. It is an addition and corresponds with the doctrines of the Bible. With both of them together, we have the fullness of the gospel of Christ. After Christ's death, His gospel was lost as his apostles were killed or departed from the truth. For this reason, it was necessary for the gospel and the priesthood keys to be restored through Joseph Smith in the Later Days. I testify that through this Restoration, millions have been blessed by the message of the fullness of the gospel. We now have the priesthood keys to return to our Father in Heaven and progress to far greater things then we every could have imagined. We have the privilege of being sealed to our families for time and all eternity in God's temple. I am forever grateful for every person who sacrificed to make the Bible and the Book of Mormon available to all of God's children in these days, and know that through their efforts, many people have been blessed beyond measure. Show more Show less