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Hi I'm Xochi

I am a college student from Ohio, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college student, and I am currently studying community health administration. I am very interested in alternative medicine and organic foods. I love learning about the different effects that food and other things have on the body. It is fascinating how small improvements in our diet can make big improvements on our health. I also enjoy running and yoga. Yoga helps me relax and forget about my daily problems. I love learning new poses and the certain muscles and organs that they stretch.

Why I am a Mormon

I am member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because this gospel truly brings me happiness. I grew up in the church, and I have found that when I live my life in accordance with the Church's teachings, I find great joy in my life- joy that cannot come from any place else. I know that families can be together forever. This knowledge is so comforting to me. I know that I will one day be reunited with my family members who have passed on. This gospel is centered around the family unit, and I love this. I know that my Heavenly Father loves me. Whenever I feel down or discouraged, He is just a prayer away. Through prayer and scripture study, I can grow closer to Heavenly Father and Jesus. I know that as I do these things, and help others around me, that I am blessed in so many different ways- from a good grade on a test to a great deal on an apartment. The gospel touches every aspect of my life, and I am so grateful for it.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in a variety of ways. One of my favorite things to do is to spend time with my family. Once a week, my family holds a "family night" where we play games and grow closer together. I also enjoy serving others. Service can be as simple as smiling at a stranger who may be having a bad day or helping a fellow classmate with math for a few hours. Once a month, I visit one person from my church just to see how she is doing. It is important that every person knows that they are loved and that people care for them. About a year ago, I helped teach a class in church that was focused on the Old Testament. I learned about small details in the Bible that I hadn't noticed before.