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Hi I'm Daria

I'm a mother of four, a physician assistant, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mom of four grown kids and grandma of six; I graduated from physician assistant school in 2010 and work full-time as a PA, taking care of people hurt on the job. I have been married to my wonderful husband for 2 1/2 years and we have recently moved to Garland, Texas. I have lived in many places all over the United States from Bethpage, New York to Saratoga, California to Tucson, Arizona, to Ammon, Idaho. I love to call my children and grandchildren, read, work on family history, cook, and sing in my free time.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents who were also raised as Latter-Day Saints from their birth. My maternal grandfather was baptized when my father was about 18 months old. My remaining three grandparents were all descended from people who joined the LDS Church from the 1830s to the 1890s and emigrated to Utah from the eastern U.S., England, and even Switzerland. However, I still had to obtain my own "conversion", even though I was taught the principles of the Gospel for as long as I can remember. When I was 12 years old, I made the decision to carefully read the Book of Mormon and to pray for a witness from the Holy Spirit so that I could know for myself if it was true and if Joseph Smith really was a prophet of God. Although my understanding was not as clear as it is today after reading the Book of Mormon over and over, I kept at it. When I prayed, I felt a wonderful feeling of peace, calm, and happiness. I knew that this book was indeed the word of God and my testimony has grown stronger and stronger through the years. The Gospel of Jesus Christ and His Church as restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith means everything to me!

How I live my faith

As a disciple of Jesus Christ, I try to serve others in everything I do; my job gives me many wonderful opportunities to comfort, support, and assist those who are injured and in both physical and emotional pain. In my local congregation, I plan and conduct the music for the Sunday meetings where we all meet to take the Sacrament and to teach each other. I have been blessed with a love for music and try to select sacred hymns that will help my fellow members to feel the Spirit and to be strengthened by the messages they contain. I also search out my deceased ancestors and with my living extended family members, perform sacred ordinances for them in our temples, where we are baptized for them and act on their behalf in eternal marriage ceremonies and in sealing together parents and children. My husband and I also help our local missionaries by preparing meals for them and going out with them to help teach those who are learning about the Gospel and the Church.

Are Mormons Christians?

Daria
I worship and accept the Lord Jesus Christ as my personal Savior and Redeemer and know that His Atonement provides salvation to me from both my sins and from death. I know that I will be resurrected to an immortal body and can have the blessing of living with my loving Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ along with my family in the eternities as I choose to obey His word, repent of my mistakes, and show my love for Them by serving my fellow men and women here in mortality. Show more Show less