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Hi I'm Famela

I am a Filipino and an immigrant in the U.S. I am a Nurse by profession. I am married with one child. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a devoted and career oriented wife and mother of a 14 year old boy. I love to cook and bake. I enjoyed reading books and magazines. I also enjoyed traveling a lot. I am also a vivid user of the internet. I spend most of my vacant time chatting with friends and relatives back home. I also love being with the company of friends and family. I believe that families are eternal and friendship can be eternal also. I love the passage from the Bible,"do unto others what you want others do unto you." This gospel principle is my daily bread.

Why I am a Mormon

I become a Mormon because of my husband's example. We were married for almost 15 year now. During the early and middle years of our marriage, my husband wasn't the ideal husband. Although he was a member of the Church, he was inactive and transgressed several times. In fact, he was not a faithful husband. In the last quarter of 2008, we decided to moved to my parent-in-law's house where my father-in-law was the branch president. There, the missionaries found us. To make the story short, my husband was reactivated and in fact, he truly accepted the Gospel and showed to us a great change. He became a very obedient servant of the Lord. With his example, I was converted and I accepted the gospel. Now, the gospel of Jesus Christ is our guide and our strength in the trials of our life. I can say that the gospel changed my life totally. When I was baptized in 2009, I really felt the presence of God in my baptism. I can feel His mercy by relieving my sorrows and hatred. I felt his forgiveness and in return, I learned to forgive others who deceived or hurt me. I learned to be humble. Most of all, my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ has brought me hope that my family will be sealed for life and eternity. I know that the Church is true and I know that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God, I feel it in my heart. I know that the power of the priesthood has blessed me enormously. I know that keeping the Sabbath is our only way to keep us in tuned with the Spirit. Ever since I was baptized, I never missed a Sunday and I can say that the Spirit has helped me choose the right decision in my life. I know that prayers are answered according to our obedience in keeping His commandments. I know that God knows the desires of our heart and if we ask Him in meekness, He will grant us the things that we desire according to His will.

How I live my faith

Way back home, I was called to serve as the Young Women President. It was a challenging responsibility. At first, I only have five young women. What I did was befriending them. I made every effort to listen to them and tell them that I will always be there for them. I started visiting them in their houses and organized activities at my own expense. From that time on, I became their best friend. They told me everything, I can say, they trust me more. I was very happy with the outcome. Later, I challenged them to rescue someone or refer a friend to the activity. Then, after an inactive or non-member joined our activity, we followed it with visits in their homes...The bonding was so great that we increase in number to twenty one. I can say that it was the greatest achievement I ever had in my life. These young women were still in touch with me until now. I know that our friendship in the Church will last for eternity.