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Hi I'm Mariah

I grew up in Idaho. I love running, dancing, drawing, hiking, and being outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love music and playing the piano. I love dancing and learning about different cultures in the world through dance. I love talking to people. I am a student at Brigham Young University, but haven't yet decided what I want to study that will allow me to help others to the best of my ability. I am currently serving a mission in Berlin Germany (2016-2017)! I've taken 4.5 years of French and I'm so excited to learn German too! I am the oldest of 6 kids, and I love spending time with my family, especially outdoors: hiking, camping, boating, rafting, cross country skiing, etc. I ran cross country and track in high school where I learned to love distance running, and it strengthens me physically, mentally, and spiritually. I love the Gospel, I love my family, I love life!

Why I am a Mormon

I love the gospel of Jesus Christ! It has blessed every aspect of my life. I love the knowledge I have of a loving Heavenly Father who has a plan for me, and who gave His son to die for each one of us so that I can repent and eventually become worthy to return to live with Him and my family. I love my Savior, Jesus Christ. He has walked with me through every trial of my life, even when I didn't realize it; He understands me perfectly and loves me with an incredible, perfect love. This gospel gives me hope: death is not the end, my mistakes don't have to be permanent, and my guilt and inadequacy are made better through the atonement of Jesus Christ. It gives my life meaning and purpose. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because it makes me happy.

How I live my faith

I love attending church meetings and learning from the people around me. I have many friends who have different beliefs than I do and I enjoy learning about their beliefs and sharing mine because they are so important to me. I've always tried to be a good example to my siblings and the people around me, live what I believe by keeping my standards high and emulate Christ's commandment to love others. In everything I do, I am trying to be like Jesus Christ and live as He did.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Before we came to Earth, we learned and lived with Heavenly Father as spirits. We chose to come to Earth in order to receive a body and become more like Him, but we knew we would be tried and tested, and that we would make mistakes. Because we sin and make mistakes, we are unworthy to dwell in the presence of God because we are unclean. We needed a Savior to do what we couldn't, suffer and die for us so that we could overcome physical death and spiritual death (sin). Jesus Christ came to Earth and atoned for our sins, settling the demands of justice and providing mercy if we repent and do our best to follow His example. Because of Him, we can repent and be forgiven, and because of Him, we can live again. Show more Show less