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Hi I'm Angela

I'm an aunt, I am a missionary, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am the youngest of three girls, and am really lucky to be the aunt of three beautiful nieces and a very handsome nephew. I grew up in Utah with an itch to travel. So far I have traveled around the states, some of Canada and Mexico, and a three week study abroad program in Jerusalem. Learning about different cultures and languages has always been a part of my life. I studied American Sign Language for 4 years in high school and also studied Arabic. I've also picked up words here and there in Russian, Spanish, and Portuguese. I have been blessed enough to have been called to the Massachusetts Boston Mission and I loved serving in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the gospel and as I've grown I've developed my own personal testimony that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ and is under the direction of a living prophet of God. I have read different parts of the scriptures many times but had only read the Book of Mormon in it's entirety only once or twice when I was younger . So this past summer I made a goal to read the Book of Mormon by the end of the year, and once I had done that I read it through again by the end of March. I have had so many learning experiences with this goal, so many spiritual experiences, I cannot deny that it is the word of God. My life has become full of joy as I have internalized the principles taught in the Book of Mormon, I have learned to love myself and all the flaws that make me, well me. My life is still hard, especially as I try to teach the gospel to others, but I know that the enabling power of the Atonement is just that, a power that helps us over come challenges in our lives and over come the effects of sin. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the church of God, and it holds His truths.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday by starting and ending the day with a prayer. And multiple prayers throughout the day. I do my best to live by the principles that are taught in the gospel. I study the scriptures, both the Bible and the Book of Mormon, often and almost every day. I also hold volunteer positions in my congregation

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Angela
One of the biggest beliefs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the freedom of choice. It is one of the greatest gifts that our Father in Heaven, God, has given to us. Being part of this church is a choice. Just as being a member of the church is a choice so is serving a mission. We do believe, however, that it is a great privilege to go out anywhere from 18 months to 2 years to show our love for the Lord and serve the people around the world on a full time mission. The choice to serve a mission is highly encouraged among the young men of the church as they turn 19, however the choice is ultimately up to them. Show more Show less