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Hi I'm Steph

I' m a college student, I love music, I'm an activist, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Well i go to college, graduated from high school back in May and can i say it was about time! I love college! I love getting to know more people and all the neat stuff i'm learning now. Totally beats high school. I play the cello, i've been involved in the Orchestra program since i was in 6th grade. I love hanging out with my friends and spending time with my family. I also enjoy going on road trips with friends, vacationing with my family and listening to the Beatles 24/7. I came to the states back when i was 8, I was born in Peru. Coming to the states and experiencing a clash of Hispanic and American culture has been amazing and edifying experience. It has also opened my eyes to a lot of causes out there. While i don't often go out and protest i do speak my mind a lot and like to bring these causes out. I have nothing to be ashamed of. Not my race, my culture, or my religion. People think that the problems facing the Hispanic community today is not related at all with my religion or what i study. But it does, my religion gives me hope, the Book of Mormon gives me hope. It talks about our day. Read the Book of Mormon. It talks about a certain group of people there, The Lamanites. My ancestors.

Why I am a Mormon

Well i was born into the church, my parents were members before i was born. But that does not mean i "follow blindly." My mother was baptized into the church when she was 15 years old, the missionaries came to her home and taught them the Gospel. According to my Grandpa it was what they were waiting for. My mom and dad had a mutual friend, the mutual friend and my mom by then were mormons. My dad wasn't. Long story short my parents met and started dating, soon after my dad was introduced to the missionaries and he was baptized. He himself served a mission. He came back and my mom and him were married in the temple for time and all eternity. Pretty sweet. I love my savior, and i love the Gospel. I can honestly and truthfully say i have a testimony of this church, it took years to build and its still growing. I'm grateful for the Prophet Joseph Smith. Seriously, that man changed my life. He brought back the restored Gospel to earth. I'm SOOO glad the missionaries decided to stop and knock on my grandparents house, i'm glad they were touched by their message and decided to be baptized into this church. That decision has affected like 3 generations of my family now and it'll keep going. Talk about a life changing decision. Sometimes these decisions seem to separate us from the things we love the most, like our families and friends. Even i, being a Mormon all my life, have lost some friends by the mere fact that i stick to my morals. But this Gospel is the truth, i know it ... so what else matters?

How I live my faith

I'm a ward missionary in my ward. Pretty much i introduce people to the missionaries. I love missionary work!! As a teenager in the church i was involved in the Young Womans program, a program for teenage girls in the church. I LOVE the Young Womans program. Great girls, awesome leaders, friends 4 life. To this day and counting.