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Hi I'm Daniela

I love speaking languages! I love education. I'm blessed to be serving the people of the France Paris Mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As of November 20th I will be serving the people of the France Paris Mission. Before that, I was studying Public Administration and Social Work in a public-service oriented city. I've always wanted to make a grand difference in the world, but quickly learned that the best way for me to do that, is to work on a smaller scale. The issues going on around the world are going to take more than help from strangers, I want people to know they can make a difference in their own community. No matter what your situation is like, you are able to change people's lives! I hope to finish my bachelors, masters, and learn as much as I can from my future children and spouse, wherever we end up in the world!

Why I am a Mormon

My parents converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints when I was three years old. I was raised in primary, but became inactive when I was nine. Although I was baptized in the Church when I was eight years old, I didn't become converted until I was twelve years old. I had started attending church once or twice a month, and was invited to attend Girls' Camp with the Young Women from my ward. I had been having a lot of trouble at school lately, and not with my studies, or making new friends. I just felt like there was something missing. When I looked back at my childhood, I thought of the feeling I had sitting in primary, and the joy each family experience, including mine, and I felt like I had deprived myself of a certain happiness. I gladly accepted the invitation to attend Girls' Camp, although I was uneasy about having to camp. Just as I thought, I realized I didn't like camping outside. People were friendly, but until the last night of Girls' Camp, I had no idea why I agreed to attending in the first place. The last night of Girls' Camp was the testimony meeting. One of childhood friends shared her testimony of the church, and how hard it was for her to be the only active member in her family. She said she felt she wouldn't be able to make much of a difference anywhere, but that at Camp, she felt accepted and loved for who she was, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I remember feeling sad, that she didn't understand the difference she was making in other people's lives, especially her family's. I knew she didn't have to be surrounded by other members, to feel loved. I knew she was loved by Jesus Christ, and that he died for her, knows her, and loves her. Through this testimony of Jesus Christ's love for me, I realized what I was missing. I was missing a knowledge of my own individual worth. I have never been more blessed, than the moment I realized just how much worth I really was.

How I live my faith

Within church, I have often been involved with the young women. I truly believe that the roles I have been blessed with, are to teach me to love others better and to teach them of their own individual worth. As youth, sometimes we lose our way, and more often than not, it's because of our own insecurities. I have been blessed with a strong testimony, not only of the gospel, but of the Lord's love for me specifically. I want others to understand how much they are loved, and wherever I serve, I try to teach them of His life for them. Whether they are members or not, it doesn't matter. Whenever I volunteer in my community, it's up to me to make a difference through example, and love. Heavenly Father loves all of his children, and the love we feel in our life is always thanks to Him. We have to be tools in his hands, to bring others closer to Him. Now, as I prepare to be a full-time and a better-lifetime missionary, I get to share with as many people as possible, the incredible joy that comes from knowing they are loved by somebody so powerful that he is humble enough to listen to and act on things that we believe nobody else could ever understand.