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Hi I'm Gina

I'm a college student, about to graduate with a degree in Creative Writing. I'm working to publish a novel. And... I'm Mormon.

About Me

I'm a senior in college, with an English major as well as Psychology and Religious Studies minors. I love to write and have a collection of books that never seems to stop growing. I'm an only child and am very close with my family even though none of them are Mormon. I love animals; I have a dog and two fish. I love musical theater, superheroes, laughing with my friends, and trying new things.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a Catholic family, but we were never very active in the church. However, my parents made sure I had a strong foundation of faith and a firm belief in God. That faith prepared me for what was to come. In high school, my best friend (who is Mormon) introduced me to some of her friends from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They happily befriended me and invited me to some church activities, even though our beliefs were different. The unshakable faith of those young Latter-day Saints (Mormons) both impressed and intrigued me. They were always so happy, and I wanted to be that happy, too. Through those friendships, I began shedding my bad habits and developing my faith further. I began to see myself in a new light, as a daughter of a loving Heavenly Father. When I was eighteen, I met with the missionaries for the first time. The missionaries taught me about the restoration of the gospel and of Jesus Christ. They shared scriptures with me and invited me to read from the Book of Mormon, to pray and find out for myself if it was true. Later that year, after much time spent in prayer, I came to know the truth of their teachings and was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It's been several years since then, and I continue to learn and pray every single day. Joining the Church has brought many blessings into my life, including peace and joy and the knowledge of my purpose on this earth.

How I live my faith

I am one of only three Mormon students at my small college, but I don't feel out of place. Just like any other college student, I work hard to get good grades, I try to befriend my fellow students, and I participate in many different organizations on campus. When the opportunity presents itself, I proudly and openly share my faith. I also hold myself to high moral standards to stand as an example to others, which means I don't go to parties that involve alcohol, I dress modestly, I don't use derogatory language or cuss words, and I try to always be loving and non-judgmental. I follow the example of Jesus Christ, and strive to be like him in both my thoughts and actions.