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Hi I'm Mariah Maxey

I am from New Mexico, I am a student at Utah State University, Missionary in Salem, Oregon, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in New Mexico and lived there until I moved to Logan, Utah and started attending school at Utah State University and majoring in early childhood and special education. I am currently taking a break from school to serve a mission. I am serving in the Salem, Oregon mission! I love spending time with family and friends, traveling, and laughing!

Why I am a Mormon

I love the church and my Heavenly Father so much! This gospel and my Heavenly Father are my rock. They get me through the good and the bad and I know that no matter what may happen that they are always there to help me through it. I receive so much peace and comfort through the teachings of the scriptures, prayer and words from modern day prophets.I continually feel His love and I am so thankful for his loving guidance in my life. I know that we are all children of God and that He loves us so much. He has a specific plan for each and every one of us and it is a perfect plan. I know that the only way to achieve true happiness is by following our Savior and the plan He has made for us.

How I live my faith

I am giving a year and half of my life to serve my Heavenly Father and the people of Oregon because I love to share the gospel and I want everyone to experience the happiness I have felt from it! I have also been a Sunday School teacher and I learned so much about the gospel, myself, and my Savior. It also did a great job of preparing me to go on a mission.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Mariah Maxey
Our life has a divine purpose and our life here on Earth is so important. Heavenly Father has prepared a very specific plan for each and every one of us. He wants each and every one of his children to be happy and progress during their mortal life so they can one day return back to Him. Coming to Earth allows each of us the opportunity to receive a physical body, exercise our free agency and learn the difference between good and evil, experience times of happiness and times of trial that will bring us closer to our Heavenly Father and help us become more like Him, and receive a family. I know that by following the plan that He has made for us, we can know true happiness and return back to our Heavenly Father and loved ones one day. Show more Show less