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Hi I'm Joyce Ilagan Canlas

I do production accounting. I love to run. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of four young adults. My husband is my best friend.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a convert to the LDS church when I was twelve. Two lady missionaries introduced the gospel to us. The turning point for us was when the sister missionaries met an accident one stormy night while they were crossing a busy street on their way to our home to teach us . My father was deeply touched when four young men in white shirt and tie showed up at our doorstep to tell us that the sister missionaries wanted to let us know that they are sorry that they couldn't make it to our appointment. "If this church can produce that kind of love for others, this is the church that I want to join" were my father's words. Our whole family got baptized in 1976 and have been actively involved in the church since. I will be eternally grateful to the two sister missionaries who left their comfortable homes and practically put their education, work and personal life on hold to serve a mission. I'm grateful to know of our Heavenly Father's plan of happiness for us His children and how I fit in that plan.

How I live my faith

One mormon ad reads, "Living the gospel is like brushing your teeth. You don't just do it on Sundays". I learn the gospel line upon line, precept upon precept and try to live it on a daily basis. I try my best to watch my thoughts, words and actions. Another way that I learn and live it at the same time is by accepting calls to serve in the church. I teach music to children ages 3-11. It's neat to teach little kids lessons in honesty, kindness & Christlike love among other things through music. To see their faces light up when that light of understanding passes through their eyes is truly rewarding. Life can really be grand and meaningful and living the gospel makes it so.