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Hi I'm Maria

I was born and raised in Orlando, FL. I am a full time student majoring in food science. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. If I was to describe myself in one word it would be: foodie. I love food. I love cooking and baking. I love learning about food. I'm always trying new recipes and eager for new taste experiences. I love going to dinner with friends and trying the newest restaurants and the mom & pop shops in the area. I am currently a food science major and look forward to many long years of learning about and loving food. I also love music and reading and I have a huge list of things I'm ready to learn.

Why I am a Mormon

This Church is the only place to find the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ and that the gospel is required for salvation. That is why I'm Mormon. I have received a personal witness of these truths. My faith have been steadily growing for years and my conversion has happened along with it. It was not a singular event. I have lived the principles and precepts that this Church teaches and from them I have learned about myself, my God and the purpose of this life. I have found happiness in this Church, it's beliefs and it's people. I have been blessed with a knowledge of the truth and the purpose and direction that it has given me is invaluable.

How I live my faith

I participate in our church meetings every Sunday. I have had an opportunity to volunteer in the Church by teaching, leading the local women's organization and conducting and playing the music for our meetings. I visit sisters in the congregation monthly and provide them with a message to uplift them. I currently attend a Church university and as such I have opportunities for service projects and humanitarian works that others might not have. More than anything, I live my faith by doing everything I can to live in accordance with the commandments of our Father. I am trying to be like Jesus. I try each day to do what he would do if he were here. I surround myself with good, faithful people who uplift and strengthen me each day. I read my scriptures each day and am sure to pray morning and night. These things help me feel closer to my Father in Heaven and he gives me direction through them.