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Hi I'm Ariana

My life is my music, my crazy-awesome family, my sign language, and my religion. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been singing as long as I can remember, and studying music for seven years. It's my passion and everything I love about life. I can express myself through the sound of music that I create, because I believe that music is what feeling sounds like. I am a third year American Sign Language student and I enjoy every minute of it. I feel it allows me to communicate better with people, as it doesn't limit me to simply words. I'm thinking about becoming an interpreter. I am the oldest of five crazy girls that I love very much for all their quirks and silliness, and we're all very close. (My parents sometimes just sit there in awe at our eccentricity.) My life is crazy and constantly moving. I'm so glad that I have my family behind me, supporting me in everything I do.

Why I am a Mormon

While sitting in my Freshman year of seminary, I remember listening to reviews of the General Conference that had just finished. We were watching Jeffrey R. Holland, and he was speaking of how we are never alone. It was in that moment that I realized God truly knows who I am, and that He would never ask of me anything that I could not give. The scripture Elder Holland quoted after became my favorite; D&C 84:88 "For I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up." I realized then, that I was His. His Daughter, and always will be.

How I live my faith

In my church I serve with other young women from ages 12-18. I work most closely with girls 16-18, and serve in the small presidency group that was organized. We meet monthly as a presidency to decide on activities that will be both engaging and spiritually uplifting for the other girls to do on a weekly basis. I and others try to ensure that we reach out to those who need a friend or a smile. Every morning I attend a seminary class where we study the words of the Lord that have been given to us by His mouthpiece, the Prophets, both past and present. On days that I miss or am sick, I feel incomplete, and crave the reassurance of that certain spirit. I truly enjoy the unity I find while gathering together with other youth that all share the same values, and love for the gospel.