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Hi I'm Mirielle

I'm a nursing student. I love to cook, adventure outdoors and dance. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

When I was approaching high school graduation, I took seriously the decisions that were ahead of me that would build my future. It took me quite a while to decide what I wanted to do with my life - I explored some through a variety of courses in university including a study abroad in Vienna. I knew I wanted a career that involved helping people, something that I would feel like I contributed something to the world at the end of each day. I prayed a lot and thought a lot, and finally decided to become a nurse. I haven't regretted it since. I am loving my nursing courses and am so excited to be a nurse soon!

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up, I was taught about Jesus Christ and His Gospel. I believed what my parents and church leaders taught, but knew that I could come to know it for myself. I had been taught about prayer and about how God answers prayers through the Holy Spirit. I tried it out for myself - asking God a question and listening and searching the scriptures for an answer. Throughout my life these answers have come in many forms, though usually for me they come in a calm assurance in my heart accompanied by overwhelming love, gratitude and happiness. I know that God lives. He sent His Son, Jesus Christ to Earth to be our Saviour and Redeemer. The Atonement of Jesus Christ has healed my soul and given me strength to carry on. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is led by God. He restored truths that had been lost after the death of Christ and the apostles by calling a prophet in the Latter-days - Joseph Smith. These truths give me direction and peace. They are a foundation in my life.

How I live my faith

During my first year of the nursing program, I began to think seriously about serving as a missionary. At first I pushed the idea aside, thinking that I should focus on completing my degree first. However, the idea kept coming to mind. As I prayed about it, I learned that serving a mission at that time was a wonderful opportunity God had provided me if I wanted to take it. I decided to put school on hold and was assigned to serve for a year and a half in Ukraine. I treasure my time as a missionary as the most rewarding period of my life thus far. I learned so much about Jesus Christ and His Gospel. There was a time when I thought that my decision to put school on hold to serve a mission meant that I had sacrificed my dream to become a nurse. I had left for Ukraine knowing that I would be de-registered from the nursing program after not taking classes for 8 months. I trusted the guidance I had received through prayer that God would provide a way for me to complete the program after serving a mission. However, as I neared the end of my time as a missionary I reapplied to the nursing program and was denied. I was crushed, but finally came to the conclusion that I should have faith that this was part of God's plan for me and embrace whatever the Lord had planned for my future. A few days later I received an email informing me that a mistake had been made and that I would be able to resume university course that fall. God answers prayers. He knows me and loves me. As I follow the directions He gives me in life I will be lead to the path of greatest learning and joy - whether that's the path I had planed on or one He had redirected me towards. Now that I have returned home and resumed my studies, I am not able to live my faith in such an obvious way as I could while serving as a missionary. However, I have found that there are many quiet ways to follow the example of Jesus Christ.