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Hi I'm Ginger.

I am a biracial Latina who loves to laugh and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 27 yrs. old who recently married the most amazing man. We are the proud owners of our own online business. I also teach Spanish and Geography at a local high school. I love the Latin culture, food, and music and I guess that stems from my father being from Chile. I love to go out and dance and have a good time with my friends and just lying back and laughing. I love a sense of humor, love sports (especially college sports), love to read, love to sleep, love to watch movies, love to go to the beach, love to sit and listen to GOOD music while I think about how blessed I am. Love to meet new people and I am pretty outgoing person. I consider myself to be open minded and I love hearing and learning about new things. My family is pretty diverse--as you can tell. My parents raised us to embrace other languages and cultures. My husband is African American and I even have an Indian sister-in-law. Our family gatherings are much like the United Nations!

Why I am a Mormon

I have been blessed to be raised in the Church. My parents have always been strong in the Gospel. They taught us to love the Lord and to pray always. These 2 simple truths have led me to a blessed life. Being raised in the South, there were very few Mormons at my high school. I thrived on being the only one. I had many friends not of my faith, but I was always good at being "in the world, but not of the world." College was a similar story. I lived with 3 other girls who did not share the same values. I was always the moral odd ball when it came to my social circle, but I still continued to go to church, even though there were only a few of us around the same age. After a few years though, I went through some trying experiences and I wasn't always the most perfect example of what it means to be LDS. But luckily, my testimony always remained. I know that Jesus Christ atoned for my sins and that truth led me to an extensive repentance process. It was the most difficult time, but I knew that Christ loved me and that I was not alone. Going to Church was hard because of my guilt but I continued to be consistent in my attendance. I embraced the Holy Scriptures, and prayed harder and more sincere than ever before. I followed the counsel of my Church Leaders. My testimony of the Church has never been more profound. My Savior showed me his love and mercy. I felt the Spirit so deeply and knew that my sins were forgiven. I love the Lord and I am grateful for all the blessings he has bestowed upon me. I was able to marry the most wonderful man in the temple, something I dreamed of, under a special covenant that has bound us and any future children, together for time and all eternity. That is the most amazing blessing and I am glad I didn't compromise that dream. I know with all my heart that the Church is true. My Heavenly Father loves me and showers His blessings in my life daily. I choose to live the principles of an LDS life, and because of that I am happy

How I live my faith

Every day is a new day where I strive to be Christ-like in all I do and say. I am by no means perfect, but if I make a conscious effort to love my neighbors, and to keep profanity out of my mouth, blessings follow. I pray daily, several times actually, and the Holy Spirit helps guide me. Because I am usually the only Mormon in my social circle, it is obvious that I live my life differently. I choose not to drink, I censor my language, I don't do much on Sundays, I don't wear immodest clothing--but I don't make a big deal of these things. I also don't go out and yell from the rooftop that I am Mormon. But my actions speak louder than my words. I don't have to say much. People may ask, and I am proud of my religion. It lead me to my husband, who was not a member at the time. He noticed there was something different about me and it attracted him. It's okay to be different. Some people may laugh or snicker but the majority admires you and are drawn to you. Just know that the 'filter works'. If people can't respect you for you, then they filter themselves out of your social circle--and it ends up being a blessing. I go to Church every Sunday possible. I teach the Gospel to the Spanish members of our Ward. It has been one of the most fulfilling callings I have ever held. Outside of Church, in my classroom, I encourage my students to not be rude or use profanity. It leads to respect--my colleagues have even picked up on it. I own a small business, and my clients know that Sunday I am unavailable and that my business is closed. Little acts, lead to a big example. This is how I live my faith. Strive to be the best you can be, but have fun! The Lord wants only happiness for you. If you have a sense of humor and a good attitude, life is a much more enjoyable experience. Someone once said, "Enthusiasm is God within us." Being positive leads to positive things. Have faith in that. Pray daily and the Lord will bless you more than you know!