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Hi I'm Victoria Bautista

I'm an engineering student and activist.

About Me

I'm the youngest of four crazy children and although I may be part of the NOW Generation, I like to think patience has become a virtue of mine. I love to do anything which presents itself and seems a worthy endeavor: physics, tennis, knitting, food storage, genealogy work, catapults, mountain hiking, ice blocking, snow-boarding, hide-and-go-seek... and anything which sounds like a good time! My family is one of many broken by divorce and the trials of life, but my heart is one of many being mended and made new by the healing power of the Atonement. Being born with a parent in the church didn't mean born with a testimony, and as I live each day I gain a stronger faith of how much God loves us and how much better I can do when I check my life against His standards. I have never had a more worthwhile journey than that of repentance and conversion to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a "Mormon" or a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because it teaches truth. It has the authority of God restored by Him and I've searched for myself. I know anyone can receive this answer by looking past whatever may have been rumored or even imperfect people (that's all of us) to get that same knowledge or, as the Savior said, "Come and see."

How I live my faith

To which I respond "How can I not live my faith??" I live my faith by using it in my life from one step to the next. It doesn't take the dramatic to improve the lives of those around you but it does take a deep sense of love to hear when you're really needed. I take the initiative to help those I can with what I've been given. I know I'm not all that nor the bag of chips, but I've been blessed with so many trials and such caring people in my life that there's not a whole lot that I can't personally relate to. And if there are two things I've learned about while living in the Gospel, it's that service always uplifts those involved and you can never be beyond the healing power and peace of the Atonement. Right now I'm serving as a full-time missionary in Mountain Home, Idaho and each day brings anew the testimony that Christ lives. He loves you and me. I know He has restored His church and I'm here to do all I can to help others by inviting.