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Hi I'm Miriam Smith

I love the symbolism of light! The gospel brings so much brightness into my life. I'm grateful to be a Mormon!

About Me

Hi my name is Miriam Smith, I am 23 years old, am the youngest of six kids and grow up as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I was studying to be an Early Childhood and Primary School teacher but have recently put my studies on hold to prepare to serve a full-time mission for the church. I love children! My dream job for the future would be to become a mother of a big family and raise them in a loving and secure home. Until that dream comes true, I plan to serve my full-time mission for the church, come back and complete my studies to become a teacher. I love the minds of young children and watching people grow. Along with children, I love people! One thing I am grateful for is to serve others. No matter the age or circumstance of a person; we all are continue learning. To be able to observe the development of everyone around me is an amazing feeling.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a young girl, at the age of thirteen my father passed away. Like most when a love one passes away I felt every emotion possible, all but one; I never once felt anger. It was at this time that realized one very important thing; I was grateful for knowledge the gospel has given me. I knew where I came from, why I am here and where I am going. It is because of this knowledge I have been able to find comfort in knowing that I'll be able to see my beloved father again. The gospel of Jesus Christ also brings me so much joy. In a world full of so much heart break, I find comfort in knowing that I have a loving Heavenly Father who wants me to be happy, who gives me trials so that I might find joy. When I go to church and apply the teachings of the gospel in my life, I am never alone, there is always someone beside me to help direct and guide me. It is because of all of this and so much more that I am a Mormon. The world changes but the teachings of Jesus Christ's church never does. Never give up. We each are incredible sons and daughters of God who have been sent to this earth to find happiness...not just in this life but for all eternity.

How I live my faith

"Actions speak louder than words." - I try to live by this quote and apply the teachings of the gospel in my life. I love the church so much and am grateful everyday for the direction it gives me in my life. I live in a small country town with very few members. Ever since I was little I have been given opportunities to serve others and serve in various callings in the church. At this time I am in charge of the youth program, in particular organising activities for young girls ages 12 to 18 years. I hold this position very dear to my heart and love helping to create a safe environment that our rising generation can meet and have fun with others who believe the same principles. I live my faith by trying to be the best example I can be...I don't always succeed and often stumble as the craziness of life sometimes gets the best of me. I am not perfect but I to aim to be the person I've been brought here to become. One of my favourite quotes that helps me remember to live what I learn: “God expects you to have enough faith and determination and enough trust in Him to keep moving, keep living, keep rejoicing. In fact, He expects you not simply to face the future (that sounds pretty grim and stoic); He expects you to embrace and shape the future–to love it and rejoice in it and delight in your opportunities. God is anxiously waiting for the chance to answer your prayers and fulfill your dreams, just as He always has. But He can’t if you don’t pray, and He can’t if you don’t dream. In short, He can’t if you don’t believe.” Jeffrey R. Holland