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Hi I'm Miriam

I love making music, cooking, and being outdoors. I'm a college student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Whether I'm playing something fancy on the piano, conducting a choir, scraping a tune on my violin, or just singing in the shower, I love making music and sharing it with others. I love God, my family, friends, pets, music, and chocolate, pretty much in that order. I'm very enthusiastic about life, and between studying for an undergraduate degree in music education, participating in performing groups, and teaching piano lessons, I tend to give myself a lot to be enthusiastic about. I love laughing, and I love life!

Why I am a Mormon

While I was raised in a Mormon family, I would not have stayed a member if I did not believe it to be true for myself. As I have grown up, I have gradually added experience on experience, belief on belief, and moments of spiritual enlightenment on each other to build what is now a strong testimony that I know the church to be the restored gospel of Jesus Christ on the earth, and the only church to have the complete truth, the proper authority, continuing revelation, and binding ordinances that can connect families together both in this life and in eternity. While I believe other churches have pieces of truth, and the Lord will accompany those parts of truth with his Spirit, I know that complete truth is to be found only in Christ's restored gospel. Pieces of truth are like individual piano keys - while other churches have many keys on their pianos, this church is the only church to have the entire keyboard, and those who appreciate the pieces of truth they currently have can be overjoyed once they see the potential of the complete truth. I consider myself very blessed to be a part of the church, and I am very excited to share it with others because I know it is of great value to all of God's children, it has given me a sense of direction and purpose, and it has blessed me in my life in more ways than I can count.

How I live my faith

My faith is a big part of my life. I enjoy participating in various musical theater productions created by the church to help share messages of faith in Jesus Christ and to teach viewers about the basic principles of my religion. I've had the opportunity to serve as the leader of the women in my local congregation, where I've been responsible for arranging service opportunities, organizing weekly Sunday meetings, planning activities, teaching Sunday lessons, assigning women to visit and care for each other, inviting women to share in my responsibilities, and caring for the women in the ward, which, since it is a ward comprised of young, single students in the area and numbers fluctuate with the onset of each semester, can contain anywhere from 35 to 75 women. I also enjoy the opportunities I have to visit individual women in their homes to chat with them, pray for them, and help them with their needs.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

No, we honor Joseph Smith as a prophet of God, just like we honor Moses, Elijah, Isaiah, and many other prophets of God. We are grateful for the instrumental role he played in restoring Christ's gospel to the earth, but we don't worship him. We worship Jesus Christ as our savior and redeemer. Show more Show less