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Hi I'm Angela

I grew up in the south. I am a process engineer making microchips and also like to experiment in my kitchen. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I recently graduated with a Ph.D. in Chemistry and work as a process engineer making computer microchips. I like running, playing violin, crocheting, trying out new recipes, dressing up, and spending time with friends and family. I like it when I'm busy, but it's always such a relief when I can just sit still and not do anything, too!

Why I am a Mormon

I belong to this church because I have searched for the true Church of Jesus Christ all my life and God himself has showed me over and over again that this is it. I grew up in a wonderful Italian Catholic family. My parents always taught me to attend church regularly, to pray, and to try to follow in Jesus' footsteps as closely as I could. One day as a teenager I was sitting in the church my family attended before mass started, and I looked up at a statue of Christ. I wished I could just live in the same time as His apostles so I would know without question that I belonged to His church. One of my friends invited me to learn more about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints my senior year of high school. At first, I was very skeptical because I had been taught all my life that it was a cult, but I had always been curious about the church, particularly in the Book of Mormon. I asked the missionaries for a copy of the Book of Mormon, and devoured the first few chapters. They invited me to pray to know if it was true, and I did. I sincerely wanted to know the answer because it would either give me the answer I had been longing for or prove them wrong. As I knelt at my bedside and prayed, I felt the love of my Heavenly Father and knew that the words and message of that book were true. I continued praying for confirmation of the things the missionaries taught me and received similar answers until one day, I prayed to know if I should join the church by being baptized and received my answer in the form of a great desire to be baptized. Twice a year we can listen to the words of true apostles of Jesus Christ and a living prophet at General Conference. The first time I attended a general conference, I couldn't help but acknowledge that my teenage prayer was answered in a very literal way.

How I live my faith

 I have served as a full-time missionary for the church in Argentina. I loved having the opportunity to teach others the truths that have blessed my life and help them through their spiritual struggles. I help make sure that the women in my ward feel loved and cared for. Each month, the women in the ward visit and serve one another, and I organize who visits whom. This service opportunity has helped me to meet people I wouldn't have ordinarily gotten to know and foster my faith. I have made many lifetime friendships through visiting the sisters of the church and have felt as though I am following in the Savior's footsteps by serving others in this way.