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Hi I'm Miranda Stanley

I grew up in a military family and I have lived all over the world. I have a love for all different cultures. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love people! I love to travel and meet people from all walks of life. Growing up I moved a lot and lived in Germany, South Korea, and all around the united states. I got to know people from different religions and cultures that have helped me realize how much Heavenly Father truly loves all of us regardless of what we believe and how we live. I want to help make the world a healthier place by teaching people how to take control of their own health. I believe that they only way we can influence change in the world around us is to first understand the world around us. I love music because of the joy and healing it can bring people. I enjoy story telling and story listening. I'm also a really in to crochet. I used to think that my little hobby was a waste of time and silly but creating something from nothing is a huge accomplishment! It is a way for us to learn, grow, and enrich our lives and the lives of those around us. My silly little crocheted elephants and hats are not so silly when being enjoyed by a child or warming cold ears.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because of my parents. Not because I depend on their testimony but because they have given me an opportunity to create my own. They gave me a place to start and room to grow, and because of that I am eternally grateful. Growing up I moved every 2-3 years and as a result I usually didn't create any long lasting friendships. All I ever had was my family, and without the church that one firm support in my life would have crumpled. My father served in the military and was often gone for long periods of time, sometimes in dangerous areas. My mother never let us use that as an excuse to miss church, or to miss a youth activity, or to miss a chance to serve. Even when my father was deployed for a year, she, a single mother of 4 living in a foreign country where she didn't speak the language, would get us all up, dress us, feed us, and take us to church. She would sit with other women while they cried about their husbands being gone. She babysat for women around us when they were overwhelmed. She made sure that we knew we were loved by our both of our parents and, most importantly, by our Heavenly Father. The blessings that came from my mother being the woman she is are innumerable. Because of her example I want to be a better disciple of Christ. My dad is a convert to the church and has one of the strongest testimonies I have ever seen. And I say seen because my dad, like my mom, is a man of service and love. Whenever I call home on the weekends they can never talk to me because they are out helping someone move, or babysitting someone's kids, or helping with yard work. Being in service of your fellow men is being in the service of your God. Everyday I live this, because I know my family has been blessed through service.

How I live my faith

Right now my calling deals with visiting teaching. Visiting teaching is one of the greatest parts of the church. Sisters are assigned to go out and visit with others in the ward. They check to see if they are all right, if their family is doing well, and just to become friends and share the gospel. How incredible is it that I get to spend my time helping women become friends? I help the women in my ward learn how to better interact with each other. I help them see the beauty in each other and learn how to effectively help those around them. In return they teach me of love. It is incredible to see women who truly have Christ-like love for those that they serve. It is a selfless love that I know blesses their lives and the lives of the women they visit. In the past I have been the leader of a family home evening group for my student ward. Weekly we held activities where we would share a message and bond over a fun game, service project, or treat. If someone didn't show up to an activity I would track them down and make sure they were ok. It's really hard to be truly left out in this church. There is always someone who is going to notice when you're missing.