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Hi I'm Gizette

I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, aka a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently in my third year of university, studying music. For a lot of people, the phrase "music is my life" is often an exaggeration or a way to make people understand how important music is to them, but for me, music really is my life and I couldn't be more happy! I even work in a music store and teach music! But, being a faithful member to this Church takes top priority. I'm not always perfect, but it's what I strive for.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was about 10 years old, I was the first one to be baptized in my family. My mother was not baptized until a few years later and my cousin was baptized in 2010, I believe. We are the only three. I don't know what made me choose to be baptized, but I did choose. A lot of people thought that I was too young to make such a choice. Maybe I was, but I have yet to regret that decision. That is not to say that I have been the poster-child for this Church. I, like so many other people, experience doubt and lost faith, due to idleness but, I've since regained my faith and I've been rewarded in more ways than I can count. I love the feeling of community. Of knowing that, you can always call someone if you need anything. Of being a part of something bigger than yourself. Most of all, I love the feeling I get everytime, I go to church, pray or read my scriptures. These three things have become a sort of routine for me. If I miss one, I don't feel right. Like there's something missing. That "something" is the small, almost unnoticeable feeling I get everytime I do one of these things. This feeling tells me that what I'm doing is right. But most importantly, that this Church is true.

How I live my faith

As I've said, music is my life so, it is only fitting that I am the choir director in my ward. It's a lot of fun. I get to use a very big part of me and share it with others, an ultimately, share it with the Lord. One of the most important things that I try to do is, to keep positive. As humans, we make mistakes, no matter how hard we try, we will always make mistakes. It is easy to get down on ourselves and to wallow in self-pity. Instead, I try to fix what's broken and learn from my mistakes. Sometimes, I don't learn as quickly as I want to but, I've learned that you can't get anywhere, if you're not trying to move ahead. You also won't learn if you don't make mistakes or try new things.

What is being a Mormon like?

Gizette
Being a member of this church is the best thing that has ever happened to me. There is such an amazing feeling of community and support that is unparalleled by any other worldwide group of people. I love that. I love that, no matter where I am, there is always support and love, as long as I am near the Church. Feeling all of that love can have only one result: happiness. When I keep the standards of the Church, no matter how difficult or challenging, I feel in control, safe and free. I feel full and focused, solid and secure. Once you feel that way, you never want to let it go. You want to protect it. And that's what keeps me going, always doing my best to do what I can to always have those feelings. To do that, I follow the teachings of the Church. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Gizette
In The Book of Mormon it says "all things denote there is a God," and it's true. We don't have to look far at all to see the Lord's hand. Our bodies alone are so amazing and complex that it seems crazy to me to think that it was an accident. I love earth-shaking thunderstorms because they are so beautiful. They remind me that God is in control. I love the huge mountains and vast oceans because they are so full of mystery and wonder and then I think that He knows everything there is to know about them, because he created them. Aside from all of the physical evidence, what really makes me believe there is a God? How I feel and have felt. I have prayed in times of despair and felt someone weeping with me, empathizing with me. I have prayed in times of deep gratitude and joy and felt overwhelmingly loved. I have felt hope, comfort, love, joy and so much more. That's what this Gospel gives you. That's why I choose to have it at the center of my life. Satan is the father of all lies and I think the greatest, most irrational lie he has ever put into someone's heart is that there is no God, no one to truly love you unconditionally, no one to comfort you when you feel lonely. I know He lives. Show more Show less