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Hi I'm Vero

I'm a Mormon.I am a Chicana, wife,mother, and a teacher.I am grateful for my hardships because it has made me a stronger person.

About Me

I am considered first generation for many reasons.I am the first the first to be born in the United States, to attend the university in my family and the first to grow up with the Gospel being part of my life.I have made many mistakes, gone through many hardships, but I sure have felt the Spirit and the arms of my Heavenly Father embracing me letting me know that everything will be okay if I keep trying to be a better person.I love my Mexican American culture, the way it identifies me as a minority in this country and how it allows me to have a special connection with those mentioned in the Book of Mormon.I am proud to be a mother of two daughters who live righteous lives and through their demeanor and love for God I have learned to be proud of who I am and not be ashamed to say I am Mormon.I am also a prison wife, which means that for the last six years I have been supporting my husband who is doing time in a state prison.It hasn't been easy in many ways nor do I wish it upon anyone else, but I would not change my life nor regret the experiences I have lived through.I have learned to be patient, kind, loving, humble, and to trust God.Most importantly, I have gained a testimony about prayer, eternal families, repentance, forgiveness and perseverance.I love my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ for all they do for me and for the love they have for my family and I.

Why I am a Mormon

At first I was Mormon because my parents sent me to church.Then, I was Mormon because seminary helped me become strong while a teenager.Also, because I loved the activities and the people I interacted with.Now I am Mormon because through constant studying and attending the church I have gained a testimony of Joseph Smith and his role in restoring the Gospel.I am Mormon because every time I listen or sing a hymn, I can feel the Spirit.When I attend the temple or church I can feel peace in my heart and understand, not only intellectually but spiritually as well, that what I am experiencing is TRUE.I see how the Gospel has changed my husband's way of being, how it has molded the lives of my children and how it has kept me strong. I cannot deny how the Gospel, Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost have blessed my life and have allowed me to overcome trials. I love the Gospel and I would never deny nor forget to give it credit for how it has changed my life.

How I live my faith

I have worked with the youth, the women of the congregation and many times only attended church to learn.Also, early morning gospel classes are held in my classroom. I come every morning to open the door for the Mormon students and their teacher an hour before school starts. Many of my non-Mormon students have asked and even have stopped by to see what it's all about.To me that is extremely important.I also, make sure that my daughters and I have daily conversations about Gospel principles, and that they know that what we learn in church is not left or forgotten at church.It is something we live, something we practice something we must learn to respect and comprehend.