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Hi I'm Michelle

I am a Mormon. I live in Utah and have recently been called to serve as a missionary to the Nicaragua Managua North Mission.

About Me

I am a wife of one, mother of five, and grandmother of thirteen. I am currently awaiting my entrance into the Mission Training Center in Provo, Utah as a mission nurse specialist and trying very hard to learn Spanish. I took three years of French in high school - who knew? As a missionary, I am taking a two-year sabbatical from my current Brigham Young University General Studies Degree pursuit. I am a retired nurse. I love family history work, gardening and preserving food, and reading. I love being with my family and the grandchildren always make me laugh and are dear to my heart.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an active Mormon home and was baptized at age eight. My parents gave me the opportunity to choose whether or not to be baptized and my faith and testimony at that time were very small compared to now. I received a testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon by studying that great book. It has become a daily guide in my life and when I read it, a great feeling of love and peace comes into my heart. I know that it is a second witness along with the Bible for Jesus Christ. He is my great motivator and my faith in Him is why I do the things I do. I know that Thomas S Monson is the spokesperson for the Savior at this time and is the only one who has the authority to speak for Him. My mission call letter has President Monson's signature on it and that makes it a call from the Lord. It is the greatest desire of my heart that my posterity partake in the great gifts that are available to our Heavenly Father's children at this time. I am looking forward to sharing my testimony, gifts, and talents with the people of Nicaragua in whatever capacity I am asked. I must know that the church is true since I can't speak Spanish, I don't like the heat, and am a tender meal for mosquitoes; but I am still excited and joyful for the opportunity that has been given to me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving in my ward and stake. I am the family history specialist in our ward and serve at the local family history library weekly. I help ward members and those who come into the family history library discover their ancestry. I have four special women that I visit monthly to share a gospel message and to keep a handle on any needs they might have. My husband and I jointly serve the disabled community in our stake and have found great joy in helping prospective missionaries with special needs find meaningful service to the Lord as service missionaries. Most recently my husband and I have accepted a call as full-time missionaries to Nicaragua, Central America. We are very excited about this new opportunity to serve the Lord and be helpful in building His kingdom on the earth.