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Hi I'm Silvina

I was born and raised in Argentina. I'm a writer, a wife, a stay home mom who home schools, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Silvina Riboldi Niccum. I was born in Rosario, Argentina. At the age of 14 my family moved to the United States. I spoke no English at the time. Those years were very trying for me. I would come home crying from school, because I was so frustrated. It took me a long time to finish my homework because I had to look up every single word in the dictionary, translate it, and then re-read the whole text and try to make sense of it. My prayers were very poignant during that time. I asked the Lord for the gift of tongues, because I wanted to know what others were saying, I wanted to learn English and I wanted to fit in. Two years later, I remember having a conversation with a friend. As he spoke I realized that I understood everything he was saying, and that I was able to convey my thoughts without the frustration of having to find the right words. It was a great moment for me. It was a testimony to me that the Lord answers our prayers and that we can develop gifts of the spirit if we ask, and are willing to work for them. The Lord has continued to bless me in this regard as I fulfill my lifetime dream of being a writer. I’m Silvina, I’m a wife, a mother, a writer, and a Mormon!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church. My parents converted before they got married, so my own conversion took place slowly, year by year as life experiences made me turn to the Lord for help. However, when I was twenty-one years old, I was faced with a great dilemma that challenged my faith. Hoping to gain some answers, I turned to the Book of Mormon. I started by reading the introduction. In it, there's a sentence that promises that those who read the Book of Mormon will gain peace in this life. At that time, peace was what I was seeking most. I kept reading it, and page by page I gained more peace. It's hard to explain how, what exactly gave me peace, but it did. One day, months later, as I was reading the Book of Mormon, I felt a joy in my chest, and an overwhelming feeling of peace and joy. My mind thought back to that day, when I first started reading the Book of Mormon with real intent, and I realized how different my life was. How happy I was now, and how much peace I really had gained. To this day, when life gets hard, I know that peace is only as far as my Book of Mormon is! Needless to say, I carry a copy of it on my phone, so it's with me at all times. I testify that the promise that the Book of Mormon gives is true. Anyone who reads it with real intent, will find an abundance of peace added to their lives.

How I live my faith

I love serving in the church, especially with the youth. I enjoy being around them and hearing about their challenges and their successes during this fun and difficult time in their lives. I love life and all it has to offer and my goal is to help them see that this world has too many beautiful things to offer that will bring them happiness and joy.