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Hi I'm Yanina.

I grew up in Ukraine. I am the first member of my family, who joined the church.

About Me

I am an artist. I love to read books. Also I like to sing and dance. I have already finished my education and worked for a while. Now I am a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I enjoy serving people.

Why I am a Mormon

As Joseph Smith I was looking for the truth and couldn't find it in other religions. I turned to God and shortly after I found LDS chapel and got to know more about the church believes. When i began to read the Book of Mormon, The Spirit of God immediately testified to me that this book is from Him, and that Joseph Smith was truly a prophet, who restored original church of Jesus Christ again on the earth. As I got to know about it, I wanted to follow the example of Jesus Christ and being baptized by the authority of God, which was brought back. So some day i can enter the presence of God.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith every day - read my scriptures, pray and serve people around. I know that it is important to remember of Jesus Christ every single moment of our life, keep His commandments, so He can bless us with the Spirit. As a member of the church i was able to serve in different callings, which gave me the opportunity even more to help people and also to develop my skills and built my character. I truly believe that service makes us more Christlike that something else.

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Yanina.
The gift of the Holy Ghost is one of our Heavenly Father's most precious gifts. The Holy Ghost has a sanctifying, cleansing effect upon us. The Holy Ghost testifies of Christ and helps us recognize the truth. He provides spiritual strength and helps us do what is right. He comforts us during times of trials or sorrow. He warns us of spiritual or physical danger. Through the power of the Holy Ghost we can feel God's love and direction for us. Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

Yanina.
We should have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We cannot have faith in Jesus Christ without also having faith in our Heavenly Father. In the Book of Mormon Jacob taught that men must have "perfect faith in the Holy One of Israel [Jesus Christ], or they cannot be saved in the kingdom of God" (2 Nephi 9:23). Show more Show less