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Hi I'm Michayla

I just graduated and was accepted but am not going to college until after I get back from my 18 month mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was salutatorian of my high school graduating class. I was accepted to the college of my choice but I have decided to first go on an 18- month mission. Because of the starting date of my mission, I've been living with my parents while my younger sister and all my friends have already started college. This has allowed me to really learn more about my parents and my grandparents- who live close enough for me to visit often- because I have never been an only child. This has also given me time to think about who I really am and what I stand for. I am someone who will always respect a person just for being a person. I may not agree with someone's actions, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be treated as anything less than what they are, which is a son or daughter of God. I love this gospel. It isn't just a religion. It's a lifestyle. And it's a choice to be the best person I can be. That's why I decided to go on a mission. To share the gospel that gives me so much joy in my life with anyone I can.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I received an answer. Close to the end of the Book of Mormon, in Moroni 10:4-5, it says to ask God sincerely if the Book of Mormon is true. If the Book of Mormon is true, Joseph Smith was and is a true prophet, the priesthood keys were restored to the earth, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints is Christ's own church- restored to the earth from when Christ himself was on the earth and established it. It made sense that the Book of Mormon would be true. It's about the people in the ancient Americas. If we have books (the Old and New Testaments) about the people in ancient Jerusalem and the surrounding area, why wouldn't there be books from other people? I asked Heavenly Father, really wanting to know if the Book of Mormon is true. I know that it is. I received my answer. So knowing that the Book of Mormon is true, I know that the church is true. that's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

In church, I watch over the 18month to 3year old children during classes so parents can go to classes. I will be a missionary for the church starting in December for a period of 18 months.