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Hi I'm Angela Cintolesi

I love Science and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Santiago, Chile, and moved to Houston (TX, USA) in 2008 to pursue a doctorate degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. I like dancing (specially salsa), eating chocolate, painting (oil), being close to nature, cooking, and trying new things. I love my family and my friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a family with divided believes: my mother is a convert to the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon), and my father calls himself atheist. My mother always took us with her to church, and taught us the principles of the gospel. As a teenager I faced the temptations of the world, but something inside myself kept me from breaking big commandments. When I read the book of Mormon, I prayed to know if the church was true and I felt peace. In my early twenties I had the intense feeling that following the teachings of Jesus Christ was the most important thing that I could do with my life. Up to that point I had been so immerse and passionate about gaining knowledge that I had invested a lot of my time in gaining secular education. However, at that point I felt that there was something of way greater value. My faith began to grow stronger, and I made bigger commitments to follow the Lord with an stronger determination. Since then my life has a better sense of purpose, and I've been able to see wonderful blessings in my life. One of these blessings is the opportunity of studying a PhD in Houston (TX, USA), a dream that seemed distant some years ago, but with the help of the Lord it's becoming a reality. I feel happy to belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, and I know that my Heavenly Father listen and answer my prayers. He often blesses me more than I deserve, and it humbles me to see His hand in my life and His care for me.

How I live my faith

I first seek to learn what Jesus Christ wants from me, and I then try to apply His teachings. To learn about the gospel I attend church on Sundays and I read the Scriptures (such as the Book of Mormon and the Bible) on a daily basis. I also pray every day to God to thank Him for his blessings on my life, to overcame temptations, to find opportunities to serve him, and to have direction on my life. The scriptures have taught me the importance of serving others, and I seek for opportunities to do this. For example, right now I enrolled to be a tutor (for free) in math/science during this semester, and I also help organize activities for the women in my church, such as service projects and wellness activities. Outside church I try to serve whenever possible, especially to those who are from other countries, as I am familiar with the kind of challenges they may have. I also take care of my body by eating properly, exercising and keeping my body clean from substances and immorality. In addition, I attend the Temple of the Lord regularly, which is a place where I gain spiritual strength and I can serve my ancestors who left this world without having the blessing of the Gospel while they lived on this earth. I love to know that Heavenly Father loves each of His children, and he gives each of us opportunities to learn and improve our lives, even to those who have left this earth.

Are Mormons Christians?

Angela Cintolesi
Yes we are!! We believe in Jesus Christ, we follow his teaching, and I haven't been in a single church meeting which does not include basic concepts of Christianity such as: service, faith in Jesus Christ, and the power of the Atonement in our lives. We study and invite all to apply to teachings of Jesus Christ, as we find them in the Bible and the Book of Mormon. We pray to our Heavenly Father just as Jesus Christ taught his disciples to do, and we conclude those payers in the name of Jesus Christ. The phase "Church of Jesus Christ" in the official title of the church is another tip :) Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Angela Cintolesi
In the church everybody has a responsibility, and we do our duty for free. In this way the money we collect on tithing can go to other purposes (such as building new churches), and we feel the joy of serving our Lord when we care for others. Show more Show less