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Hi I'm Paola

I'm an immigrant to the United States from Peru. I have a passion for health, recycling, dance, travel, my husband. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Lima, Peru and when I was 8 years old my mother, single mom, brought my older brother and I to United States to live the "american dream". I've had a love for dance since I was a little girl and this has taken me to many beautiful places around the world. I have been married for a little over 2 years to Prince Charming and I admire and love my him very much! We have made it a motto in our marriage to travel as much as we can! I love languages and I am fluent in Spanish and English and can defend myself in French. I have a bachelor's degree in Public Health and work as a health coach. My job allows me to help people live quality lives by adopting healthier behaviors in nutrition and physical activity.

Why I am a Mormon

I first became acquainted with the LDS church while my family and I took a road trip to Park City , Utah when I was about 15 years old. I grew up in a catholic family and country with faith in Christ. When we came to the United States, we started attending non denominational christian churches that opened my mind and heart to learning more about Christ. The funny thing about that trip to Park City was that our purpose for the trip was to go skiing but when we got there there was no good snow! We were forced to do the tourist things and that lead us Temple Square downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. There my mother, stepfather, older brother and I first heard about the Book of Mormon. We accepted the invitation by sister missionaries there to receive a free copy of the Book of Mormon once we returned home. As soon as the missionaries started to teach us about the Jesus Christ his gospel, there was no doubt that what I was listening brought comfort, direction and almost a remembrance of principles kept deep within my heart. I remember listening one day to their lesson on the plan God has for our lives. It answered questions such as why were are here, where we came from and where we are going after this life and their teachings pierced my heart. I became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints along with my stepfather and mother at the age of 16. Since then I have had many experiences that have allowed me to be a witness that God lives and that we have an older brother, Jesus Christ, who has the power to heal us from sorrows, trials and temptations. I have come to know through a very powerful answer to a prayer that the Book of Mormon, along with the bible, is another witness of the life and reality of Jesus Christ. It means everything to me to know God cares about me individually and that he has provided a perfect way to return to his presence with my family forever.

How I live my faith

I once read that the symbol our faith should be the lives of our people. I have tried my best to take this to heart and try to live everyday first by practicing the golden rule that I will do to others as I would have them do to me. I feel that the life of Jesus Christ gives me further guidance on how I should treat others; to love them as myself. I strive to live the commandments of God and to stand for righteous principles of virtue, integrity, honesty, charity, service to others, and modesty even if it means I may have to stand alone. I attend church each sunday and I learn there more about how to become a better person and more about how I can lift a burden, or lighten someone's load in my congregation,family and community. The assignment that I have enjoyed the most as part of my church service has been teaching kids about the plan that God and teaching young women about their great worth as daughters of God. I love the following quote because it describes my desire and the way in which I try to live my faith: "LIve your life so that those who know you but don't know him, may want know him because they know you" (Unknown) In summary, I can add that "If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, I seek after these things (LDS Article of Faith 13).