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Hi I'm Maartje

I grew up in The Netherlands. I come from a family with three olders brothers. I play guitar, sing, draw and paint. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Since I was a little girl I've always loved being creative. I enjoy drawing, painting, playing guitar and ukulele, singing, acting, dancing (although I am not that good, that won't stop me!). I always try to be a happy, positive and uplifting person. A person people are glad to be around. About 3 years ago I started eating vegeterian/vegan. I am trying to adapt a better and healthier life style by eating well and exercise frequently. I highly enjoy jogging while lip sincing along to my favorite songs. Most importantly, I will soon leave to go on a mission. I am called to serve in the Russia, Moscow Mission. I am so grateful and feel so blessed to teach others about the gosple of Jesus Christ, which has given me so much joy and happiness. I can't wait to share that joy and happiness with the people in Russia!

Why I am a Mormon

Like I mentioned, I grew up in the church. It is like home to me. Of course after a while I started thinking if I actually believed this gosple was true instead of only relaying on the testimonies of other people. And this is why seminary was so important to me. Because after finishing the Book of Mormon I knelt down and for the first time I asked Heavenly Father if the book was true. Never have I felt such a strong burning in my heart and I just knew. And because I knew the Book of Mormon was true, I knew that Joseph Smith was a real prophet of God and that he has restored the full and living gosple on earth. Also, I have tested the gosple. I applied the teaching to my life and I can see that it makes me happy. I can feel Heavenly Fathers love for me and He guides me. I have also experienced that when I turn away from the church and make wrong decisions, I lose that feeling of love and guidence. I have had so many experiences in my life that the Holy Ghost has testified unto me of the truth of this gosple. So many times that I can't deny it. This is the church of Jesus Christ. He lived, was perfect and kind, took all our sins upon Himself, suffered and died for us, and overcame death. He lives. And this is my testimony in His name, Jusus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I have always gone to chuch, since I was a baby. It feels like home to me. I have always felt so blessed to be taught so many great things in my youth. When I turned 14 years old I started attending seminary (which is a course to help you study the scriptures). Looking back, it has been one of the best influences on my life and it helped me to keep going forward in faith. Right now my calling is conducting the music during the sacrement meeting. It's not very challenging but it gives me great joy to stand in front of the ward and lead the music. I always try to be a good influence by being possitive and nice to everyone around me. I wish to have and show that love for everyone around me like Jesus did.