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Hi I'm Monica Couvrette!

I am a native Oregonian, a graduate student at Oregon State University in Speech Communication, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am about to finish my first year as a graduate student at Oregon State University. I am newly married and enjoying the journey of learning to be a wife and a student at the same time. My husband and I met here at Oregon State and were sealed in the Portland, Oregon Temple for time and all eternity in June of 2013. I am attending graduate school so that I can become qualified to teach at the university level. I love teaching, which was something I never knew about myself until I joined this church in February of 2012. Heavenly Father opened my eyes and has blessed me with so much help in my education and direction for my future. My other love is cooking. I love to share joy through food, whether it is with my husband, friends or family. Fortunately, my husband also loves to cook and eat, so we have a lot of fun.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a a Mormon because I know Jesus Christ lives and that this is his true church here on the earth. My life has taken many twists and turns, and joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was most assuredly not one I had anticipated. I had more or less left organized religion by the wayside in my late teens, with no intention to pick it back up again. My young adult life was harder than it needed to be due to many poor choices on my part. Finally, after a lot of years of struggling I decided I was willing to listen to what the missionaries had to say. A close friend of mine had been baptized 2 years earlier and had been talking my ear off about the church since then. I gave in and chose to begin the learning process with a pair of wonderful sister missionaries. I wasn't at all interested in joining a church, but I have always considered myself and intelligent, educated and informed person and I thought it was a great opportunity to learn more about a faith that seemed quite outlandish to me. Over time I started to experiment with some of the teachings even though they were hard for me, like forgoing alcohol, coffee and tea. I also began to read 1 verse of scripture a day, and on occasion I would pray. I had also began attending the church meetings whenever my schedule allowed, along with a few of the activities offered to the local single students. Over time, with the love and help of good friends, I chose to be baptized and have been so pleased with that decision ever since. I am now married in the Temple and feel incredibly blessed at the direction my life has taken. I never thought I'd finish school, and I really never expected to go to graduate school, but with the support of those around me both of those things are happening. Give this church a chance. Give your father in heaven a chance. Experiment upon His words (Alma 32:27-28) and experience the blessings of having the Holy Spirit in your life. I promise you will not be disappointed.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day by studying the scriptures, paying to my father in heaven. I try to find signs of my Father in Heaven in every thing I study I also have the privilege of serving in my stake in the largest (and oldest) women's organization in the world: the Relief Society!