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Hi I'm Lucille

I'm an athlete and a musician. I was a missionary in the Canary Islands. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a pretty easy-going person. I love to have fun and be active. My parents are both converts to the Church. They met through attending religion classes in college. I am the fifth of their six kids. I love sports and fitness, the outdoors, listening to music, playing the guitar and piano, reading the scriptures, spending time with friends and family, and serving in the Church. After graduating from High School I attended college and studied Fitness & Wellness Management. During my undergraduate degree I took 2 years off to serve an 18 month mission for the Church in Spain. On my mission I served by sharing the message of the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ in order to bring people closer to Him. I absolutely loved serving my mission. It was not easy work, but I had priceless experiences. I love the people I worked with and came to know there. After my mission I completed my Bachelors Degree then took a year off to work. I then pursued a Masters of Social Work. Now I work in my field of study and love how I can use Spanish and principles of righteous and effective living to benefit others.

Why I am a Mormon

The most important reason I am 'Mormon' is because I have tested the principles I was taught at home by my parents and in Church and found them to be true and dependable. I have many times felt the Spirit of God testify to my mind and heart that what I have read in the Book of Mormon is true. Much of our religion is dependent upon whether or not the Book of Mormon is true scripture and I have come to know through my own reading and prayer that the Book of Mormon truly is the word of God spoken through ancient Prophets in the Americas for us today. I have likewise prayed and found for myself that Joseph Smith was a living Prophet chosen by God our Heavenly Father to restore the fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our days. So much of our faith just makes sense and even if something does not, I know I can pray and receive answers to my prayers, and I do. There is so much to learn about life and God. Having a living Prophet today is so important to me because I know that God will not allow the Church to be led astray. I also know that God will speak to us, His children, either through His Prophet, the scriptures, other people, impressions, feelings, or any other means He can, because He loves us, wants us to be happy and wants us to live with Him again.

How I live my faith

Activity in my church is central to my lifestyle. I love to meet and get to know people not of my faith and who are of diverse backgrounds, but in general, the people that I choose to associate with are of my faith. On a daily basis I pray when I get up and when I go to sleep. I read the scriptures at some point each day. I often find ways to serve my family by cleaning, doing home repair, babysitting, painting, etc. It makes me happy to serve them and others. I have served in a wide variety of "callings" in the church. I know that the many callings I have received over the years have helped me to grow and to love those I serve more. I try to keep my movies and music clean from profanity and vulgarity and seek often for uplifting entertainment. This gives me peace and helps keep my mind clear to feel more clearly when the Lord tries to speak to my heart. I am not ashamed of my faith, nor do I hide it when people ask me about myself. I love my religion and love my Father in Heaven and His Son, Jesus Christ. My beliefs shape who I am and how I treat those around me. In essence, my religion is my life, my peace, my happiness and my joy. I wanted to serve a mission in an effort to help others feel the same happiness I have felt and receive the same blessings by accepting and living the Gospel. I now live trying to be an example of a believer in Jesus Christ.