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Hi I'm Olivia

I'm a student who loves everything French. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a 19-year-old second-year college student studying Elementary Education and French. Someday I want to teach young children in a French immersion school and raise a family. I love to get to know people. It's one of my favorite hobbies! I also enjoy ballet and serving others. I'm a convert of 2 years. One year after I joined the church a member of my family decided to become a member of the church also.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because the Holy Ghost testified to me that this church is true. I investigated the gospel for 3 years. My best friend introduced me to the gospel by inviting me to a Young Women's mid-week mutual activity. Her family then invited me to come to church with them after a couple months of me going to mid-week mutual activities. I then attended every church activity during my investigation period that included Sunday church meetings, stake activities (dances, youth choir, girls camp, stake conference, etc.), all 4 years of seminary, mid-week activities, basically everything. I loved it. I made so many good friends in the gospel that every activity became so much more fun. You may be wondering why I waited so long to get baptized. I waited because I wanted to make sure that I knew that the gospel was true for me. I knew that all my friends knew it, but I didn't want to get baptized just because they were Mormon. I'm pretty sure that I had a testimony long before I got baptized, but I just need that confirmation through the Holy Ghost. One day during the spring of my junior year of high school I knew it was time for me to be baptized. After I went through all the preparations towards baptism with the missionaries, I was baptized the summer before my senior year of high school. That day was so amazing. All of my friends, past leaders, and family came. All of their support, love and happiness was so amazing to feel. That whole day after I got baptized I just kept thinking excitedly, I CAN'T BELIEVE I'M A MORMON! know that this gospel is true. The Holy Ghost testified it to me. I love this gospel so much. It has changed my life in so many ways for the better. I know this church is guided by a prophet who receives direct revelation from our Father in Heaven. I love everything about this church and I am so grateful to be a part of it.

How I live my faith

In my student ward I currently serve as a Family Home Evening, FHE for short, group leader. I have a "family" of students, they are our family-away-from-family. I organize fun activities that we do each week. These activities vary from sports, to service, to games. We always begin our FHE with a prayer, a spiritual thought, then we have a closing prayer. After that we generally do some kind of activity then we close with a treat. This calling is really fun because it gives me a chance to get to know people on a personal level, much like I would get to know a new family member. These "families" become a support system while we are away from school. We all care about each other's well being and can rely on one another for help. It's also a nice start to the week because we are spiritually uplifted and can take a break from the loads of homework that is usually assigned at the beginning of the week.

Are Mormons Christians?

Olivia
Yes, we are Christians. We believe in and worship Jesus Christ and God the Father. We believe in the Holy Bible. We also believe in the Book of Mormon because it is another holy book that testifies of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Olivia
I'm not going to lie. Sometimes being a Mormon can be difficult. People may make fun of your beliefs, question why you do things, or dislike you for the mere fact that you're a Mormon. These difficulties become minor problems because being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is SO worth it. So what does being a Mormon entail? Most importantly we have faith in Jesus Christ. Because of this faith we pray to the Lord, we do service, we have families, we pay 10% of our earnings to the Lord through tithing, we go to church meetings 2 or 3 times a week, we serve missions to bring our gospel to everyone, we love one another, we participate in unpaid callings (these callings are kind of like service). All of these things may seem like a lot of work. Although it sometimes feels that way, the blessings that come from obedience to the things I mentioned outweigh any hardships. We learn to rely on the Lord and because of that reliance all of the things that are expected of us don't feel like a burden, everything becomes fun and our experiences often bring growth and new learning. I love being a Mormon! Show more Show less