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I work in the legal field as a paralegal. I love sports; my family, especially my nieces and nephews, who are so fun to be around; the beach; traveling and being around my wonderful and encouraging friends. I love to bake and try all new recipes. I tried to start a baking business, but found I had more fun making them to give away!
I grew up a Mormon. My parents are members of the Mormon faith and I have continued in this faith. But more than that, I can't deny the peace and love I feel when I read the Book of Mormon, when I study the words of living prophets and when I pray for help and guidance. I have felt love and answers come and because of that, I am a Mormon.
The Savior's admonition to "Love one another as I have loved you" has always influenced me. I hope that I show love and charity to others, through the words I say and through my actions. There is never any cause to treat others poorly, no matter what they may have done to me. It's definitely hard to always do this. Sometimes others are mean, physically or emotionally and it's hard to move past those feelings. But there is always peace, contentment and happiness to be found when we turn to the Savior and try to emulate His example and somehow, all those injuries and hurts are lessened and aren't as burdensome.
Every Sunday, I go to my congregation, which is organized geographically. It's a ward made up of families, singles, widows, widowers, everyone all together. Together, we share our testimonies, our experiences, our happy moments and hard moments. We come together to partake of the Sacrament, which is the bread and water that represents the body and blood of our Savior, who gave his life for us. One aspect of living the Mormon faith is the opportunity for all to participate and share in the responsibilities to move the daily work of the church forward. Callings, or opportunities to serve, are extended to members after prayerful consideration by church leaders. I have the privilege of serving in the Relief Society, the church's organization for women. It is wonderful to serve with the women of the church in service projects, lessons, sunday meetings and home visits to help serve the families and women of the church. I also live my faith by trying to live the principles of the gospel in every aspect of my life. It's hard to sometimes be the only one who tries to be honest, truthful, kind and hard working in a work place. But I have come to see that all the people around me, Mormon or not, are children of God and should be treated as such. Jesus was loving, patient, kind, honest and never flinched from telling what he knew to be true. I try to be the same in the workplace.