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Hi I'm Malin

I'm a proud geek. I'm an aspiring teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been a Mormon since birth. I was raised in a Mormon household as the second oldest of four children, and I love my family (although they occasionally get on my nerves)! We all lived in Utah until the summer before my senior year of high school, and then we picked up everything and moved to Montana. It was difficult finishing my last year of high school in a brand new place, but having instant friends in the church here really helped. Since then, I've really fallen in love with Montana and am not planning on leaving any time soon. I even decided to go to college here! I'm just finishing up my freshman year of college. I'm definitely a geek/nerd, so I absolutely love being at college! I'm going into a double major of secondary education and mathematics, and I hope to someday be a rural teacher here in Montana. I'm a really quirky and weird person. My obsessions include YouTube, theatre, English, podcasts, math, several TV shows, knitting, and Taylor Swift. I absolutely love sharp pencils, fluffy socks, and freeze-dried mangos, and the things that I hate more than nearly anything are stickers. I have a bit of OCD, so life is always interesting. :)

Why I am a Mormon

I used to think that I was just a Mormon because I was born into it, but it's not like that any more. I am a Mormon now because I love the church and know it's true. I know that Jesus Christ is real, no matter what. I love Him with all my heart. I trust Him more than anyone else. He suffered through agony for me, and I am so grateful to Him. He's helped me see the light when all was dark, and even when I feel alone down here on Earth, I know He is always by my side. I also know that The Book of Mormon is true. This the testimony I wrote about it after finishing it last year: "...I would like to say that, without a doubt, The Book of Mormon is TRUE, word for word. I know that Jesus Christ really did come to Earth and suffer and die for us, and I know of His kindness and how He blessed all the little children. And I know He loves me. And I know Heavenly Father loves me. I know this so well. Them giving me this book is solid, real PROOF. While I was holding this book in this room, I was so overcome by His love radiating from this book that I fell to my knees crying. I'm still crying. I prayed and thanked Him so hard for this wonderful book and all He has done for me. I know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ live and love me, and I love them, too. With all my heart. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen." I know this church is true, and I want to share it with everyone.

How I live my faith

I try to be friendly and nice to everyone I meet and strive to be a good example of a member of the LDS church. I love going to the temple and feeling peace in my heart while I'm there. My temple experiences are also supplemented by my love of family history and by bringing my own family names to the temple. I try to attend institute -- which is LDS religious education for young adults ages 18 to 30 -- whenever I can, and I attend church every Sunday. I also enjoy going to the local young single adults' family home evening every Monday as well as attending Chi Alpha services to meet young people of other Christian faiths. I find true happiness and joy in the church, and I try to spread this joy to everyone I meet.