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Hi I'm Wanda

I'm from Puerto Rico, currently a 2nd year vet student and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a friendly person who likes to be happy and to make others happy, sometimes by being funny. I enjoy doing outdoor activities, going to the beach, watching movies, listening to music and I love to dance Latin music. Since I was little I loved to dance as a hobby, I also danced folkloric music in some events at school. I'm pretty good at drawing, but I practiced it more when I was a child. Since I don't have enough free time to spend while in vet school, listening to music is part of my days while I take some break from studying. My passion is to work with animals and I really love what I'm learning of them at vet school. I want to be part of the prevention and treatment of animal diseases, and to help improve their quality of life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was in another religion when was a child, I stopped going when I was a teenager because there were some beliefs I disagreed. I met The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint trough a friend. I really did not have idea of what were the beliefs of the lds. But one day I went to the church as a visit (it was in a fast and testimony meeting) I really liked it and started to have interest in the church. I started to look out for information in the website www.lds.org and I wanted to know more about what was The Book of Mormon. A little time after that the missionaries started to come home and gave me lessons, so I learned the principles gospel of Jesus Christ and about this church. I learned some new things I did not know of our Savior's plan. One day the missionaries asked me if I wanted to be baptized, and I wanted to, but my mom was a little disagreed (my parents are not members of the church), and I had to pray. I asked the Lord if that is was the right way to take; I wanted to be sure that The Book of Mormon was true. I received the answer by a calmed feeling that I felt on my heart. Now I am so happy to be in this church and very grateful for what Jesus Christ has done and wants for us.

How I live my faith

Even though I have a tight agenda as a vet student, I go each Sunday to church, and actually I am a teacher at my branch. I really learn from the lessons I teach and I like the idea of being involved in a calling in the church, because "I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them." - 1 Nephi 3:7. I also go to the firesides and other activities in the church when I am able to go. When I was in Puerto Rico I also had the opportunity to teach the children in my branch, and it was a really great experience from which I learned a lot. God has blessed me in so many ways trough all my life and I am so grateful with Him. I know that when we do what he asks us he gives us more blessings. I am the secretary of the Relief Society of my Branch since a few months ago and I am learning ways to improve my calling.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

A husband and a wife can be together forever, but the couple should work individually and together to fulfill this goal. They should have faith in Jesus Christ and be baptized; they should follow the commandments of Jesus Christ. This marriage is called a sealing and should be done in a sacred temple. When they die they will be together forever in heaven. Also every son or daughter born in the marriage will live together forever with them. This is one of the beautiful blessings that God has for us if we work for it. Show more Show less