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Hi I'm Mikaela

I'm from Utah. I started a city girl and became a country girl. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

A little bit about me: I am a college student. My hobbies include hiking, snowmobiling, 4-wheeling, camping, gardening, hunting, horse-back riding and basically anything outdoors. I like reading, watching movies and writing scripts. I come from a blended family. I have my biological parents and two sisters. I have also been blessed with a step-father, three step-brothers and a step-sister. Six years ago I lost my father and sister in a car accident.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was overcoming the pain of losing my father and sister I really got to know Jesus Christ. At that point in my life I felt very alone and I didn't think anyone could understand. That is when I found in the Book of Mormon Alma 7:11 "And he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind." He not only suffered my sins, but my pains as well. I was not alone. I was comforted to have a best friend who knew exactly what I was going through and how to help me. He helped me to see the blessings in my life. It also helped me realize how the Lord had prepared me to overcome these trials. This gospel comforted me, because I know that I will be able to see them again. I still miss them a lot, but I know that Heavenly Father is a God of mercy. I know that he has a plan for my life and everything I have been through has made me stronger. It has made me a better person, because I try to live my life without regrets. It has made me appreciate my family and the precious moments I have with them so much more. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be sealed to them, which means I can be with them forever, even after death. I am a Mormon because I know I am a child of God. He loves me and is going to help me through the most trying of times. He also provided a way for me to be with the people I love forever.

How I live my faith

In college I was given a church assignment to be a visiting teacher. Basically, I had the opportunity to befriend two girls I hadn't known before. I know I appreciated when my visiting teachers made sure I was doing okay and offered their help. College was overwhelming, but visiting teaching was a way to build a support system. When I'm home I still like to give service. Today I visited my friend Greta in the nursing home. After her stroke she is not her spunky self, but I am grateful she recognized me. I love turning my attention to other people. It makes me feel closer to my Savior Jesus Christ, because he was always thinking about others. My parents have taught me that my talents should be used for the benefits of others. They are not the type of people to turn away someone in need. This past week I have been helping my family remodel our neighbor's house. Soon I am going to serve a mission in Washington state.