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Hi I'm Gabrielle

I served as a missionary in Santiago, Chile. I like soccer, singing, piano, Spanish, and being with people I love. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Oregon, and now am a senior at college. I am majoring in Spanish and once I get my Bachelor's degree I want to go to graduate school and study Spanish Linguistics. I love watching and playing sports. My favorite sport is soccer; I play goalkeeper. I like to sing and play the piano. My family and my friends are extremely important to me, as is living according to the example set by Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents have been members of the Church since before I was born, so I grew up always knowing about the Gospel. Looking back, however, I think I took my blessings for granted and didn't fully understand what the Gospel meant to me personally. I always felt a close relationship to my Savior Jesus Christ and ever since I was 14 I had a strong testimony of the prophet Joseph Smith. When I was about to turn 21 I felt a strong impression that I should serve a full-time mission and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to others. I was astounded that that's what God wanted me to do, and I was scared out of my mind, but I couldn't deny or ignore that impression. I served as a missionary in the Chile Santiago East Mission for 18 months. It was the hardest, most heart-breaking, emotionally and physically draining thing I've ever done, and that's what made it the most rewarding, fulfilling, and fondest thing of my entire life. I learned about the Gospel, about the Atonement, about love, about dedication, about diligence, about obedience. These are things I cherish and it's why I love my mission and the Gospel so much. I am Mormon because I want to be like Jesus Christ, and this is His church.

How I live my faith

I strive to be like my Savior. It's a long and sometimes difficult process, but there is no greater endeavor. This past summer I was called to help as a leader at Girl's Camp, a camp for young women ages 12-17. It was an amazing experience to see and hear their testimonies of the Gospel and the importance it has in all of our lives. It's things like that that help me push onward through my trials. I live my faith bit by bit, day by day. I try to improve every day. I set goals and try to meet them. I think of Christ's sacrifice for me. I'm not perfect, but I have a perfect example in my Savior to help me through anything and everything.