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Hi I'm Mariah Rogers

I grew up in California and am attending college at BYUI. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was called to serve in the West Virginia, Charleston mission! I love outdoor activities- rock climbing, white water rafting, hiking, ziplining, etc. I am a college student who's doing the bachelor program for nursing. I want to work as a nurse in the ER, burn unit, and provide humanitarian relief around the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I have found out for myself that this religion is true. I have read the Book of Mormon, and received an answer to my prayer that this is the true church. The teachings of the church have changed my life. I know where I am going when I die, I know where I was prior to this earthly life, and I know my purpose now. Having this knowledge, and the knowledge that there is a Heavenly Father, and his son, Jesus Christ that love me and want me to succeed makes me feel so happy. I cannot deny the teachings of this church. I know with every fiber of my being that Jesus Christ died for us, and rose on the third day, so that myself and everybody can live again. I know that we will be judged fairly, for God is just and merciful. However, we need to be doing the best we can. I am so grateful for repentance. Because Jesus suffered for our sins, my sins are already paid for. This is how I am able to repent and have my sins wiped away. I know that through the service of others, we can feel the love that Christ feels for us.

How I live my faith

I serve as first counselor in the Relief Society, which is an organization for the women in our church. Every Sunday when we meet together, I assist the Relief Society President in conducting our meeting. Sometimes I teach the lesson. I help plan activities and we discuss the needs of the women we preside over. Another thing I do is meet every Monday with another room in my dorm. We have a little lesson and then do something super fun!- like flour dodge ball, or hike an ice cave!