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Hi I'm Marie

I'm a girl from Florida who has always loved theater music and dance. I'm a Mormon! I hope to be seen on stage doing what I love.

About Me

I love musical theater. In my spare time I'm always singing around the house. Friends and family have made a game out of it--but I love it! Singing never gets old. I also play the flute, piccolo, and a little piano. I have played in pit orchestras for musicals as well as participated in choirs and shows which were super fun. My favorite was Thourougly Modern Millie where I played the role of Mrs. Meers. I have served a mission and now have been at college for a year pursuing my love for the arts.

Why I am a Mormon

I am am Mormon because of many things. I grew up with the church and never doubted anything--but when I became a teenager YouTube clip after YouTube clip popped up on my screen on people who used to be members and why they left the church and it shook me. I didn't know if what I'd been taught all my life was true and it was scary. So I decided to research it for myself. I read the scriptures continued to go to church, and I prayed. I prayed so hard to know if the church was true. One night as I was praying I replayed everything I'd been taught as a child, I felt warm and peaceful as I recounted all I'd be taught. And then a thought came into my head "why would you doubt what gives you such peace" and "I love you" I knew then without a doubt that God lived and loved me personally. He really did send His son to the earth so that He could relate to what I would go through and be a friend for me! After I knew this I wanted to share God's love that I felt He had for me with all my friends at school. That is why I try my best to follow Christ's example always so He can use me to remind His children how much He loves them. Because I know it's true. He really does love you.

How I live my faith

I love smiling. And saying hello to people! I think of Jesus and I'm pretty sure he is friendly with everyone and I try to be like him the best I can. In my church ward I lead the ward choir, and it is super fun and amazing. It takes a lot of work to find songs and work on it with the choir so it sounds good. But it is so worth it! It's my favorite when I just can hear them sing and testify through their voices on what they believe.

How is the Book of Mormon different from the Bible? How did Joseph Smith obtain the “golden plates” or Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon works hand in hand with the Bible. The Book of Mormon begins 2000 years before the birth of Christ. And so it is just another account of those who believed, and didn't believe, and their story. It shows how everyone was important to Christ. He truly left no one out, and with the two witnesses of Christ we have a fuller understanding of God's love and His plan of happiness for all of us. Show more Show less