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Hi I'm Chloe

I'm from Encino, California. I speak 3 languages and am an aspiring writer. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just graduated in 2013 with my degree in English, with a focus in Creative Writing. One day I hope to be an author, perhaps working in publishing as well. Creation is my great joy, whether that means creating universes with my words, playing with paint on a canvas, or embroidering designs on fabric to amuse myself and my friends, creation is how I come to understand the various complexities that make up the world. My friends and I have gone on various excursions to the Renaissance Festival that comes around to Arizona every year, where we can go and admire the art created by other people, as well as delve into that seemingly other world where knights still exist to fight for the honor of their fair maidens. Renaissance Festivals, Comic-cons, Harry Potter clubs, I've done it all. But then, that's an English Major for you.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because there is peace here, like I've felt no where else in the world. I know that the Gospel, as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has it, is true and glorious. It contains all of the same doctrines and authority as the church of old did, the one that Jesus Christ formed on this earth when he was standing among us. And it is He who reigns at the head of this one now. The priesthood power of the church is fantastic, and is the power of God on earth. It has the ability to invoke miracles, of comfort and of healing.That alone is cause for joy, and is a testimony of the sincerity of its message. A lot is expected from the people of our congregations, service, charity, and love, but that is what makes attending church the most wonderful blessing. You walk in through those doors, or you shake hands with the bishop, and you know that smiles are awaiting you all around. You know that you are surrounded by people who are trying to do as their Savior did, and reach out to every soul, offering them mercy and love and a place to belong. We're not claiming to be perfect individuals, because such a thing does not exist for any of us, save for Jesus Christ himself, but most of us can at least claim that we are doing everything we can to try to be. You can feel that when you walk into one of our church buildings, even if it is full of strangers, and it is as pleasant a thing as can be imagined.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being an example to the people around me. I find that people are surprised, and usually pleasantly so, to see a young person such as myself demonstrating a strict code of morality as I abstain from degrading worldly pursuits. It gives them the opportunity to ask questions and me the opportunity to testify to them of what I know to be true as well as why I do what I do. But, mostly, I live my faith by way of service. I know what it is like to be the outcast, to be the kid left out because I didn't like all the same things as the rest of my society, and because of that, I know that, without the guide of religion, and the love of God, life can be sometimes be a little miserable. That's why I always try to go the extra effort to reach out to the people around me, to look out for that someone who is standing apart from the others, to smile at every stranger just to give them a reason to smile back. I believe people should always be given the benefit of the doubt, because I know that every single person has a story full of personal trials and I like to do what I can to see if I can lighten their load, just a bit.