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Hi I'm Angela

I'm about to graduate college! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm about to graduate with a BA in Communications, but I decided that I'd like to be a social worker so I'll be going to grad school for social work sometime in the hopefully not too distant future. I love music. I play the guitar and flute and I like to sing. Everyone tells me I look like I'm 18, but I'm in my mid-20s. I like it 'cause hopefully that means when I'm in my 40s I'll look like I'm in my 30s. I'm from San Diego Califonia, I served a mission in Chicago, Illinois, and I currently live in Idaho. Why, do you ask, would I ever leave the warm sun of southern California? The answer? I don't know. But I've enjoyed the time I've spent in the cold A LOT. My mission was the best thing I've ever done in my life and I'm glad to have had the opportunity to receive an education. I have amazing parents to whom I owe a lot. I wasn't the easiest teenager. I'm not the easiest young adult either... Right now my future is up in the air as far as who is going to employ me after I graduate and where I live. But I know my Heavenly Father will guide me in every aspect of my life... he cares about me and protects me and guides me even from and through things that could be considered "small."

Why I am a Mormon

Like many, I was "born in the church." (Well, I was born in a hospital... but y'know...) But there came a point in my life when I had to decide if what my parents had taught me was true or not. I'm a nerd so I've studied history as well as Latter-day Saint doctrine, and it all just seems to go so well together. It makes so much sense. When I served my mission realized even more deeply that a lot of people don't understand why we're here. They don't truly understand WHY Jesus Christ sacrificed His life for us. They are afraid of death and what happens after. These are questions that I've had the answers to since before I can remember because of my upbringing in the church. Still, there came the time when I had to ask and recieve an answer from God Himself if this is His church. I asked, and He answered. I know the Book of Mormon is an ancient record of the dealings with God and his people in the Americas. I know that Joseph Smith was called to restore the Church as Jesus Christ had left it. And most importantly, I know that Jesus Christ is the living Son of the living God. I know he is my Savior and little by little I'm understanding the depth and broadness of that sacrifice He made for me and all human kind. My testimony grows daily as I seek for more knowledge and truth. Almost every day I think I find something that reinforces that answer I got from God. Every day is a new opportunity to become a better person through my knowledge and my deeds. I'm grateful for this life God gave me and I intend to do the best I can with it. Being a member of this church gives me an amazing amount of opportunities to do that.

How I live my faith

I try to spend at least an hour every day (I like to call it my "power hour") studying the Bible and the Book of Mormon as well as what modern-day prophets and apostles have said. I want to increase my relationship with the Lord every day. In that hour I also like to reflect on where I stand with Him, what I can do to be better and how I'm pleasing Him and what I need to keep doing. I've found that the keys to happiness include gratitude and service and so I try to keep a record of all the things the Lord does for me every day (I'm sure I miss A LOT and there are already SO MANY). I also try to do at least one act of service for someone a day--even if it's as small as buying a candy bar from the vending machine on campus for my roommate who is having a rough day. In the church we have callings, or assignments that we're given. Right now I am the indexing director, which is so much fun! I get the designated group of indexers together to take old records (census records, birth and death records, draft records, etc) and we create computer databases with the information so that people can find information about their ancestors more easily. It's really cool!