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Hi I'm Marissa Wakley

I am a member of The Church of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I grew up in Preston, Idaho.

About Me

I love to try new things, meeting new people, and I love the gospel! I love playing sports; I have participated in, Basketball, Cross Country, Track and Field (I ran the 100 and 300 meter hurdles), and volleyball. One of my many hobbies is playing the piano and singing. I am a self-taught pianist, and I like to sing along, even if it doesn't sound good. I love hymn arrangements and I just love music! I also like to sew. I like to sew things from table runners to Levi blankets. My grandma sewed and I really enjoyed sewing and learning things from my grandma! The things I like about sewing is you can make it your own, and make it you. I absolutely love this gospel! It is the best thing ever! I am preparing to serve and LDS mission in Columbus, Ohio. I am so excited to serve the people! I want to be a part in sharing the gospel! I know with ever fiber of my being that this gospel is true!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints! I know it, I love it, I live it! I went to a Stake girl's camp when I was 14. We did this activity that was reenacting the Iron Rod or Lehi's Vision. We started when it was dark and we were blind folded. We held onto the rod and as I walked along someone said to me, "there is a tree on the path, let me help you around it." I agreed, but I let go of the Iron Rod and let them take me away. The person leading me away was impersonating Satan. Through the rest of the activity there were "Satan's" trying to lead me away. This activity was so much like life, Satan kindly leads us away, and at first we don't recognize it because it is, at the time, not a big deal. This activity taught me so much, and even though it was an activity it seemed like real life and I never want to let go of that Iron Rod and let Satan take hold of me. After the "Satan" impersonator lead me away I never let go again, and I hope I never will. I know without a shadow of a doubt that this gospel it true! I know that Joseph Smith restored the gospel and was called of God to do it. I am so thankful to Him for translating the Book of Mormon. I know that the Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Christ, and that it the Book of Mormon and Bible cannot be learned one without the other. I know we are literal children of God! He loves us so much, He sent his son, because He loves us, He loves you! I am indebted to my Savior, Jesus Christ. He suffered for my sins, trials, afflictions, just so I could one day live with Him again! He went through everything I have to go through in this life, it's so amazing, and humbling that He loves me that much! I know we are here for a REASON! Some of us know why we are here, and some are still finding out why, but we do matter, that's why we are here. Pray to your Heavenly Father to know, He will tell you! I love this gospel! I say this in the sacred name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I have participated in Key Club, National Honors Society, FCCLA, in my high school. These are very service oriented clubs in the community and school, making it a better place. My calling in church is Ward Missionary. I welcome people to church and I go visit people in the ward to see how they are doing. I love to be a ward missionary! It is so helpful while I am preparing for my LDS mission. I have many other church callings where I was called to be president and counselors in my age group. I love to work with people my age and to help others come unto Christ! I have an elderly neighbors and I love to go and visit them and reminisce about the "good ol' day's!" I got to know them by doing service. I would go pull their weeds and try and do it in secret. I believe that the elderly can teach the younger generation things that cannot be taught today, and we can teach them things they have never thought possible.