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Hi I'm Ariel

I'm a high school student. I play tennis. I love music. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a junior in high school right now, and play on the varsity tennis team and love every minute of it. I enjoy playing sports, hanging out with my friends, playing piano, and singing. I plan on going to college and getting either my masters or Ph.D in psychology. I also love spending time with my family, which means the world to me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church and my parents raised me as a Mormon. Being LDS is my life and makes me happy just thinking about it. When my parents got divorced, that is when I started to gain a stronger testimony on my own that this church is true. There were sometimes where I had to go to church on my own, and that helped me realize how much my Father in Heaven loves me and wants what is best for me. I discovered that He is always there for me and is with me every step of the way and knows exactly how I feel. I learned that Jesus Christ died for me and suffered for all my mistakes and loves me to no end. I know He is my brother and one day I'll get to see him again. I know I'm a daughter of God and even when I mess up, I can always change for the better. I know that everyone here on earth are His sons and daughters and He loves each and every one of us. I know He has a divine purpose for me on this earth and that I can really change the world by how I act and treat people each day. Knowing all these things is why I'm a part of this church today.

How I live my faith

I go to Seminary each week day at school. I love going to Seminary, and it really makes each day a whole lot better. I also serve as 1st counselor in the Laurel presidency in the Young Women's program in my ward. The Laurels are the group of girls 16 to 18. Its a very humbling experience, and it's great to get to know each girl better. I've learned to love everyone even if I may not have anything in common with them at first.