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Hi I'm Micaela

I hark upon the gale regularly. I'm currently a missionary serving in Columbus Ohio, and I Love being a Mormon!

About Me

I've grown up as a member of the church but I've had the opportunity to experience it across the world. I was born in Arizona, to a faithful mother and father. Since then, I have been blessed with two younger sisters, and to live in 2 countries and 3 different states across the United States. I spent most of my childhood in the South. I am a county loving, fried chicken eating southern girl at heart. From their my family moved to New Zealand for a year an a hlaf. My family and I saw so many beautiful things there through week long hiking trips and longer roadtrips across the countryside. I had so much fun learning and living the gospel there. After we came back to the United States, I finished high school on the West Coast and am now back in the south starting up my college career. I have decided to serve a mission. I've been called to serve in Columbus Ohio, starting this summer, and I am soooooooooo excited! Throughout my life I have been interested in Music. I've playe piano since I was 6, violin since I was 15, and guitar on and off since I was 16. I LOVE hymns of the church, and I LOVE bands like Imagine Dragons that find ways to bring uplifting music to the popuar scene. I'm an avid concert goer. My favorite concert I've ever been to is Imagine Dragons at the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas. I've also been interested in sports. Playing and coaching soccer and basketball has been a big part of my life; it allows me to constantly inspire and learn from the people around me.

Why I am a Mormon

Whenever I am down, I can count on the Gospel to bring me back up. I have received so many blessings because of my willingness to follow this Gospel and grow closer to Christ. I have a testimony of the truthfulness of this gospel and of the joy that living it's standards can bring you. I have grown up in a faithful family and faithful communities around the world, and I know that there are so many great things that come out of this Gospel. I know that it was restored to this earth by a young man, Joseph Smith. I know that that young man was called by God. I know that he translated the Book of Mormon and that that book will bring people closer to Christ and salvation. I know that we have a modern prophet Thomas S Monson and that he works with many great apostles who are also called by God. It is through these men that we are given modern day revelation. I also know that we have our own ways of obtaining revelation through the Spirit. I'm grateful for the Spirit and the peace, protection, and guidance it offers me. I know that we all have a Savior and if we continually put him at the center of our lives we will be able to take advantage of the atonement and eventually be perfected through him. I know that because of this atonement, we have the ability to conquer death and be together with our families eternally. I know this gospel is true and that anyone can experience the truth if they are willing to be humble and ask our Father in Heaven.

How I live my faith

Being in college, it can sometimes be hard to actively live your faith. There are a lot of people around you giving you "better" ways to spend your time, or temptation to slack off spiritually. I've never fallen completely off the Gospel wagon, but I can tell you that living the gospel can bless your life so much more than you think it will. I've had weeks where I think there's not enough time for everything I need to do, but when I seek to put the Lord first in my life he takes care of the rest. I live my faith by participating in my universities institute program. We have a small class, but I learn from every class I attend. Institute has also helped us to build a community outside of the church on Sundays. Having friends that I can rely on in the gospel helps me stay strong even when I'm feeling inadequate. Church attendance is also very important. As hard as it can be to make your way to your ward or branch, I can testify that the weekly renewal we receive from those 3 hours is vital to your happiness. Church is a time to take a break and reflect on the truly important things in your life. It is a place for you to feel close to the Lord in a crazy world. Make the effort to go out, meet people, and feel the spirit at church weekly. The most important part of living your faith as a young adult is self-accountability and responsibility. It is your responsibility to make sure you are living by the Lord's standards. Make sure you continue to live the basics by reading your scriptures and praying daily. These are the small things that will give you the daily strength you need from the Lord. I've also chosen to live my faith by accepting the call to serve a mission. I know there are a lot of productive things I could be doing during the next 18 months. I also know that there is no work as important as bringing people to Christ, and I'm excited to be able to devote 18 months of my life to doing just that. I am preparing right now to be the best missionary I can be.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Micaela
If God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, why would he stop giving us prophets. He is a God of order, a God of planning, and most importantly a God of Love. modern day prophets are sources of the same peace, happiness, and love that the ancient saints experienced. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Micaela
When you take a bite of your favorite kind of ice cream, besides finishing the carton, what's the first thing you want to do? Share It!! Mormon missionaries are not trying to be pushy, preachy, self righteous, or annoying. We Have simply tasted of the best ice cream out there and we want to share it. The Savior commanded his disciples to share the gospel, and we continue that today by devoting small parts of our lives to full time missionary service. We cannot promise accepting his gospel will be easy, but we can promise it will be worth it. We can promise MORE peace, MORE happiness, and MORE of all that is good in your life if you take the time to listen to our message and find out for yourself if it is true! Show more Show less