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Hi I'm Michaella

I was born in the United States but am also Brazilian, I'm a Mormon

About Me

I have recently been called to the Mozambique Maputo Mission, and right now I'm preparing to serve. I graduated high school last June, I love soccer, watching and playing, I'm an artist, I paint, oil, acrylic and watercolor, and I draw a little.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are both converts to the church, they got baptized in Brazil. My father baptized when he was 16 and my mother when she was 20. I have been going to church since I was born. I always thought I knew the church was true and I knew what I was talking about, but then the teenage years hit and that's when I really had to find out for myself if I knew why I was going to church and what I was taught all my life. I had some really difficult times in my youth, where I had to go through things that no normal teenager should go through. When I was 15 years old four people I knew and was close too, passed away, I tried to help the ones who were in grief but in doing so I forgot about myself, I became very depressed and because I was so focused on others, I forgot to eat, and then it went downhill from there, I continued not eating, I went from weighing 143 to 103 within a year. One day I was just done, I went to my mom and said that I wanted to get better, I went to an outpatient rehab from the end of my junior to after my birthday my senior year, But I did it with faith and hope in Heavenly Father and Christ that I could get through what I was going through, and that everything was going to be ok.

How I live my faith

I was called to be an adviser's assistant to the 12 and 13 year old girls in the Young Women's Organization in my ward. We alternate Sundays when we teach, and I teach at least once a month. And help the girls to plan activities for Tuesday nights as well. Because I am only 19 years old, I'm one of the younger leaders, The girls relate to me more and I'm able to connect with them and help guide them in their roles in the ward and their lives.