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Hi I'm Miranda Petersen

I love to play any kind of sport. I play the violin and piano. I am serving in the Norway, Oslo mission. I am a Mormon!

About Me

I have played soccer, basketball, and softball my whole life. I recently graduated high school in 2015 and just finished a semester at Brigham Young University. I love taking pictures and have a small photography business. I am interested in becoming an athletic trainer, physical therapist, or interior designer. I absolutely love being outdoors and doing activities such as: fishing, four wheeling, camping, and riding bikes. I also love riding horses and taking care of animals. I am always up for an adventure whether it be taking a road trip with my friends or scoping out an old house. If I get to choose the movie it would most likely be a cheesy chick flick on Hallmark, an action packed block buster, any classic, or a Disney movie. I always go by one quote "Have Courage, and Be Kind".

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have always gone to church, said my prayers, and read my scriptures, because that is what I have been taught. I have many experiences that keep me coming back to my Heavenly Father. Although I do not have the enormous spectacular conversion story. I still have had to become converted. As I look back on my life I have seen small and simple moments that have brought me to where I am. One day, when I was fourteen years old, I had told my friends that I could not go running with them anymore because I felt like I needed to mow my lawns first. I finished one lawn and tried to start blowing the grass off of the sidewalk but the blower would not start. So I left it there, and began to mow and elderly woman's lawn. I had almost finished and decided to go back to get the blower. As I returned, started the edger, put one ear bud in, I heard a faint voice. I turned around to see if anyone was there. This woman had fallen on the cement and could not get back up. I rushed over to her and tried to help her up. I couldn't. The woman couldn't help me at all, so had I to lift all by myself. I tried one more time, and suddenly she got a little lighter and I was able to lift her up and get her into her house. I know that the spirit prompted me to not go running. I know there was a reason the blower would not start and I had to go back and take my ear plugs out. If I hadn't done that I would not have been able to hear her. I know now that it was the spirit guiding me the whole way. At the moment I didn't think anything of it, but when I walked back to my house I realized that everything had happened for a reason. I know that this church is true and that my life and others' lives have been blessed because of it. I know that Heavenly Father loves each and every one of us as an individual. He loves us for our differences. I have been given many experiences like this. I have felt true happiness. This is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I have served in many callings for my church, but the best calling I have ever received is to be a missionary. Throughout my life I have faced challenges and trials that were pretty difficult and made me struggle. As I fought through those battles I have come to know the importance of serving others. That is the best way to forget yourself and your problems. The joy that not only the person you serve receives but the overwhelming happiness that you receive from helping another is something that I have come to cherish. It hasn't always been easy to serve others because it is so easy to say "I don't have time", "I have a lot of things I could be doing", or "I don't even know this person, how on earth can I help them. I won't make a difference". The more I practiced serving others the easier it became and the more I wanted to do it. I have made many friends from serving and I have met many influential people who have impacted my life. We are all called as missionaries no matter what religion we are. The question is if you will accept it.