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Hi I'm Maryn

I love art and music, I hope to become a schoolteacher, I'm a fan of polka dots, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a college student hoping to ultimately become a schoolteacher -- a teacher of what, I'm not sure yet. Mostly I just want to major in something that will allow me to make a difference in peoples' lives, and teaching seems like a good fit. Being a wife and mom someday will fill that description pretty well, though. I'm obsessed with photography and playing the piano and guitar. I also sing, preferably in a choir. I love to create things, whether it be a card, earrings, a skirt, or graphic art. I'm horrible at cooking and baking and hoping I'll either improve my skills in the coming years or my future kids will love me anyway.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church, but it wasn't till I was about fifteen that I began to recognize how completely crucial the gospel is to me and my happiness. During that time, I was starting to struggle with depression. I didn't feel like I could talk to anyone about it, and it took me a while to realize that the one person who knew exactly how I felt was my Savior, Jesus Christ. The more I turned to Him and relied on the peace only He could bring, the happier I became. I eventually was able to break out of my bout of depression, and I've been fine since then as I have learned that lasting happiness comes through loving Christ and serving Him and our fellow man. Because of this, I am a Mormon. There is nothing that brings me greater joy than being a member of Jesus Christ's restored church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and following its teachings to love and serve as Christ did.

How I live my faith

In my church at school, I was called to be a Sunday School teacher. This was a humbling experience for me, as I had to teach a class full of people my age about the doctrines of the gospel. As seems to be the case in most teaching situations, I feel like I benefited more from my teaching than the members in my class did. I had the wonderful opportunity to study and prepare for each lesson I taught, which allowed me to increase in my knowledge of the gospel. The time I was able to serve as a teacher was a great blessing to me and it strengthened my testimony immensely. I learned to love and serve better as I did my best to prepare my lessons in a way that would most greatly benefit my class members. In addition to having served as a Sunday School teacher and in a number of other callings, I have made the decision to serve as a full-time missionary for the Church. This means I will be putting my education on hold for eighteen months in order to preach the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and help those I teach come unto Christ. I'm beyond excited for the chance to experience the joy of serving others and serving the Lord by taking part in the hastening of His work.