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Hi I'm Michelle Louise

I grew up in California, but now live in Indiana. I'm married and have four wonderful children. I love to sing and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Besides singing, I enjoy running, party planning and reading. I have four children ranging from age 18-5. My youngest has some physical disabilities which has been very educational for our family. I have been a stay-at-home-mom for 18 years. Now that all of my kids are in school full time, I'm trying to decide what I want to be "when I grow up." Go back to work? Go back to school? It's a great time in my life as there are so many opportunities out there!

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the LDS church since I was 8. My parents, grandparents, great-grandparents have all been members. When I was about 18, I wanted to look at other churches to see what they were about-mainly out of curiosity. I discovered that we have more in common with other churches than I originally thought. Other churches do many wonderful things for the community as do we. And that most churches believe that Jesus is their Savior and they are trying their best to follow Him. I never had a desire to leave our church to join another during this time of curiosity. I love our church. I believe that Heavenly Father is real and that Jesus Christ is my Savior. I believe that families can be together forever. I believe that we have a prophet on the earth today who receives revelation from God for our benefit. I also believe in the Bible and in the Book of Mormon. I also believe that one of the most important thing that we can do on earth is to love and serve one another.

How I live my faith

I spend my Sundays attending church meetings from 9-12 each morning. I was asked to be the musical director for the children's organization. It is the funnest job in the world! The children's organization is called Primary. The ages that I work with are from 3-12. The music that I teach them is all related to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I love music, I love children and I love my Savior. It's great to combine all three of those loves each Sunday. Mondays are our family night where we gather as a family and read scripture, play games or do other uplifting activities. The other days of the week are pretty much filled with children's school projects, music lessons, sports, etc. One day a month I visit three other ladies in our church congregation and offer service to them as needed. This is usually done with an assigned female companion from the congregation. The two of us will teach a short lesson or message from the scriptures and over time develop friendships. When we can, my husband and I try to visit the temple. Our nearest temple is in Louisville, Kentucky.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Michelle Louise
I have a son who will be 19 in a few months. He is very excited to serve a mission for the church. This is something that he wants to do. My husband also served a 2 year mission to Spain when he was 19. It is more common for the men to serve a full time mission, but women and couples can serve missions as well. I served an 18 month mission was I was 21 and my in-laws served a 3 year medical mission. These missions are/were voluntary and we paid for them. I am so grateful that I chose to serve a mission. It was probably one of the greatest learning experiences that I've had. Show more Show less