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Hi I'm Diana

Smiling is my favorite. I love the outdoors, playing the piano, and can't wait to start physical therapy school next year.

About Me

I graduated from college and for a while struggled to find my place in the world. After quite a few learning experiences that did not pan out as I planned, I am now working and preparing to enter physical therapy school. I love the outdoors and learning new things. Anything physical is therapy for me. I am developing my talents for playing the piano and organ and hope to participate in a triathlon someday. I love spending time with my family and eating my mother's chocolate chip cookies!

Why I am a Mormon

My parents taught me from a young age about God and how He is my Heavenly Father and how Jesus Christ is my Savior. I always thought that was pretty common knowledge and most people understood that, and I often took that for granted. After I graduated from college, I worked to teach people about these basic things and realized how many people don't understand who they are and what their purpose in life is. I am Mormon because the church teaches the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and this answers every question of my soul and shows me exactly what I need to do to be happy in my life now and for eternity after I pass on. I am a Mormon because through study and prayer and living the teachings of the church, I have developed a knowledge that it really is Christ's church. It is the one and only church that has the power to perform ordinances such as baptism and confirmation that will allow me to return to my Heavenly Father. It is the only church that has a living Prophet and Apostles that are authorized to speak directly for Christ Himself and warn and direct us in this crazy world. As I read the scriptures, my understanding deepens and it continues to become more clear that I am in Christ's church, restored again to the Earth, and on the only path that will lead me back to where I can live with my family and my Heavenly Father forever.

How I live my faith

Living my faith, for me, starts with the small things like daily prayer and scripture study. That always sets the tone for my day. When I do the little things, I want to participate in service projects in the community and help my friends move or clean their houses or visit elderly people in nursing homes. I live my faith by helping to plan and participate in activities with my congregation, and trying to include as many people as possible. It is hard sometimes to live the standards of the church when the world is becoming so crude and immoral, but I find so much safety and peace through staying virtuous and abstaining from addictive substances. It is fun to live my faith, my local congregation has become like a family; everywhere I have moved, I have a whole group of instant friends. My faith means so much to me because I have had to work so hard to develop it and it still requires constant effort to stay strong in what I believe. One of my favorite ways to live my faith is sharing it with other people, I love to talk about God and the teachings of the Gospel, it makes me so happy to see other people recognize how their life can be more complete and meaningful from understanding the Gospel. Living my faith definitely requires constant work in the church and community and in my family, but it is what makes me the most happy. Heavenly Father has given me everything I have, and the way to show my gratitude is by keeping the commandments and serving others. I love the Spirit that comes into my life when I am doing what Heavenly Father wants me to do.