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Hi I'm Marilyn

I'm a happy-go-lucky young woman who has a passion for life and the gospel. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm just one of the many people out there who want to change the world. I have a passion for music, reading, writing, speaking and singing. I also love Japanese comics (manga) and anime, which tends to surprise people. I also like Korean Pop, (y'know, like Gangnam style?) and have for quite some time now. I love to watch sports more than play them and my absolute favorite would be volleyball. All of the things that I have experience in my short life have made me who I am today and I hope I can share with you my story.

Why I am a Mormon

Since I grew up in this religion, many people have accused me of having "blind faith", but that's not the case. Even though I grew up in a Mormon home, at some point I had the same questions you may have now. Is this gospel true? Is it even worth it to continue? How can I know? I had doubts and sometimes I wondered how crazy I was to go every Sunday with my parents to church. During this time, I decided to investigate it myself. I listened carefully to what I was learning, focused on how it made me feel and after reading lots of scripture passages, I knelt down to pray about it. It took more than one prayer but each time I felt like I was making progress. Eventually, I got my answer. I knew, for myself, that this is the true gospel. I have no doubt about it. My testimony has grown since then and this is why I'm here; because I know.

How I live my faith

As a member, I have some responsibilities in church, especially in the primary. My faith is best exemplified in the hymns I lead the congregation with as well as the primary songs. What I can't put into words, I try to convey through what we sing. Music has always been something I've been passionate about and something that I have always been able to feel the spirit strongly with. I'm not afraid to stand up for myself and what I believe in. I try to live the things I've learned everyday, even though I'm not perfect at it. I do my best to be my best. I know that doing so will help me get closer to my Heavenly Father and one day, hopefully, I will be worthy to stand in his presence once more.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Not at all. It considered a duty for men, and while it is strongly encouraged to go on a mission, these young men still have their choice.For women, going on a mission is optional, something they could do if they felt the impression or need to go. We do not force or coerce anyone to serve a mission. Show more Show less