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Hi I'm Ines

I was born and raised in San Francisco, Ca. My family means everything to me, and music is my passion. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Ines. I was born and raised in California and come from awesome loving Nicaraguan parents who have been there for me unconditionally. My mother was one who made sure I had a healthy childhood and adolescence. No matter what challenges I faced in school or at work, my home was always a place of refuge. Music is another refuge for me. I've played the piano since I was 11 years old. I love it so much! I recently returned from serving a full time mission in Dallas, TX. It has been one of the best decisions I've ever made. It was an amazing experience to share the Gospel with others and see how the atonement of Jesus Christ changes people's lives. Before my mission I went to school at a Community College and studied Child Development. I attended for many years while working full time at a bank. The mission helped me trust more in the Lord and follow His guidance through the Spirit, and it was refreshing to forget about myself and only focus on others for a change. After much prayer, one thing led to another and I came across another college offering a dental assisting program and felt prompted to pursue it. I never imagined being in the medical field, but the Lord has things in store for us that we don't even know. I'm enjoying my education and my time with my family. Life is good.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Mormon Church. My mother and her family were baptized when she was 10 years old and my father is a convert. I remember always looking forward to going to church every Sunday. I enjoyed the Primary and Young Women's. When I turned 18 I was called to work in the Primary to help with the music. I was and am currently the Ward Pianist/Organist. I have always been very much involved in the church services and activities. My coworkers and classmates knew I'm a Mormon and was proud of it. I've had a happy life, with trials every now and then like everybody else, but those trials seemed much lighter because of the Gospel. I lived with love and hope, knowing where I come from, why I'm here on earth, and where I can go after this life. All that information brought peace to me. As I got older, I realized how much I loved going to church and that there was no other that can offer me the happiness I have. Yet, it wasn't enough because I still needed to know for a certainty if everything I have learned since my childhood was true. I needed to gain my own testimony in order to live it more fully and share it with conviction. The only way to know is to ask my Heavenly Father. I remember praying to know specifically if the Book of Mormon is true, because I knew it was key to everything else being true. I read it again with that specific intention to know and felt a great peace and warmth inside. I cried because I knew my Father in Heaven had answered my humble prayer. I know it's true. I know it for myself, with all my heart! and that's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

When I returned from my mission, I was called to be the ward organist again. I was very pleased about that. Then, for my surprise, I was called to be one of the counselors in the women's organization. I first thought I couldn't be the best person to help older women, who are married and have children. I know we have callings for that purpose to learn from others, to grow and develop spiritually. As I have been working with these sisters in the ward and organizing different activities, I've seen why I received this calling and know it was inspired by God. For the most part, I try to maintain the structure of the mission, like daily scripture study and prayer. Weekly church attendance and family home evening. The little things I strive to do everyday makes a huge impact in my life, in general. I'm so grateful for all the resources the church provides for the members and everybody in the world. This Gospel is perfect because Jesus Christ Himself leads and guides it.