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Hi I'm Angela

I'm a new mom. I'm a Mechanical Engineering student. I have tri-citizenship. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My life currently revolves around my new baby girl. Family is everything to me. My mom is from England and my dad is from New Zealand (I have tri-citizenship). I have 3 sisters and 2 brothers. And now I'm starting a family of my own. I'm married to the most amazing husband and we just had our first baby. Other aspects of my life seem much less important: I'm in my last semester of Mechanical Engineering at BYU. I love sewing, reading, and swimming. I served an LDS mission in New Zealand. I was born in Austin Texas (Keep Austin Weird!). But more than anything right now I definitely identify myself most as a wife and a mom.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have always had a strong testimony. But throughout my life there have definitely been key events that have led me to where I am, and who I am today. As I think back to the times when life just seemed hard, when for different reasons I felt alone, it was those times when I knelt in sincere prayer, and I felt Heavenly Father's love for me. I knew I wasn't alone. That was always the foundation of my testimony. His love is real. I have seen the blessings of living the gospel in my family, both growing up and now with my husband. Our mutual love for Christ and desire to come closer to Him brings us closer together. Why am I Mormon? Because I've felt God's love for me and the Spirit has testified to me of truth.

How I live my faith

While I was serving my mission in New Zealand, I was meeting new people every day who had never heard about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in some cases they didn't have faith in Christ, while other people we met had strong testimonies of different faiths. I'm now living in a part of Utah that is mostly mormon. I no longer have to explain what church I go to, or the doctrines of the church, but I've learned I still have to stand up for what I believe in. I think I live my faith in the day to day choices I make. I have little opportunities all the time to follow Christ's example. Chances to do simple acts of kindness to those in need. Now that I have a daughter, I've also started thinking about the example we'll be setting for her. It helps magnify the areas I can improve in. But if I can live my faith in such a way that the spirit is in our home and it can be a place of spiritual refuge, I know I'm on the right track.