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Hi I'm Gloria

I grew up in Bolivia! I have a wonderful family! I enjoy music! I love to think and analyze...! I love people! I am a Mormon!

About Me

I am a happy grandmother. My grandchildren are precious to me. All in my family are precious to me. Family is the center of my life. The gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ is also central to me. I am interested in data bases, lifelong learning, the scriptures and the words of the living prophets. I keep a journal of my devotions. I am also interested in investments and taxes. I enjoy sacred music. I enjoy classical music. I am a researcher. I enjoy problem solving and the challenge of discovery. Thinking and analyzing are my fun. My father was a thinker, and he sparked the curiosity of learning in me since the time I was a little girl. I have the need to understand and reason everything. I have attended graduate school, and enjoyed it immensely. I experienced total and complete joy in my classes. I marveled at the generosity of the professors, who taught wonderful things without retaining for themselves the most interesting parts of the content they were teaching. I felt great appreciation for their generosity. Later researching alongside them is one of the most cherished memories. This same research approach is the approach I have towards the scriptures and the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. To me, music is a tool to draw close to God; it is for worship, not for performing. God blessed me to grow up in a musical family, I received music training. I receive God’s comfort through music. How I delight in people!!!! Everyone is interesting to me!!!!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I know that God, my Father in Heaven lives, that He knows me personally, and that He cares about me. I know that He loved all mankind so much, that He sent His beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ to earth, to perform the Atonement to save mankind from mortal and spiritual death. The Lord Jesus Christ is my Savior, my Redeemer, my Lord, my King. He has paid the price for all sins and transgressions of mankind. Through partaking of the blessings of His Atonement, we can be cleansed, purified and forgiven; we can be prepared to present ourselves to the presence of God. The Lord Jesus Christ offers His Atonement not only for the forgiveness of sins, but to comfort us and heal us in every hurt and affliction that we encounter in life. The Lord Jesus Christ teaches us how to live the gospel, He teaches us how to pray, how to do the will of our Father in Heaven. The Lord Jesus Christ covenants with us at Baptism. We accept His terms. We take upon ourselves His name and His work, and commit to a life of constant exercise of faith, repentance for the remission of our sins, and seeking to receive the companionship of the Holy Ghost. We receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost as part of our baptism; it is the baptism by fire. We also commit to a life of service, caring for others in their joys and their distresses. We commit to remember the Lord Jesus Christ always, and to do His work. We are His hands. We live a life of constant progress through constant repentance. The head of the Church is the Lord Jesus Christ. He appointed prophets to speak to us the will of our Father in Heaven. I know that President Thomas S. Monson is a prophet of God. I have implemented his counsel in my life, and I know it is true. I also know that Joseph Smith is a true prophet of God. I know this for myself, as the Holy Ghost has witnessed this truth to me. I also testify that the Book of Mormon is the word of God.

How I live my faith

I partake of spiritual daily bread. My day begins with a daily devotional and daily writing of a devotions journal. I start by singing a hymn, I write the thoughts and feelings that come to my heart as I open my heart to receive the sermons or praises to God given in the hymns. I give thanks to God for the blessings involved. I read from the Book of Mormon next. I love to read this sacred volume of scripture! I always find a part of a verse that speaks directly to me, and gives me the direction, comfort, or answer I need for the day. I write my thoughts and impressions received. Many times, reading the Book of Mormon causes in me the Aha moments of discovery, when I gain a new insight or new perspective, or realize a new connection that I had not understood before. My heart rejoices in the discovery and the understanding of blessings received. I feel grateful and full of energy for the day.... I receive the divine grace. I write all of this. Next, I read from the Holy Bible, and do the same as I did with the Book of Mormon. I always find the nugget of precious treasure that speaks to my heart, and produces in my heart either joy, amazement, gratitude, or repentance. I write my impressions. My level of spiritual energy increases. Then, I read the words of the living prophets, from the Church magazine the Ensign, or from the Church News that prints quotes from talks given by the Church General Authorities. Again, I always find that bit of treasure that it is exactly for me. I write my thoughts. Then, I count my blessings. I endeavor to discern the hand of the Lord the day before. It is easy. I am aware of the blessings received. At this point, my heart overflows with love, having received the love of God. I feel prepared for the day. Lastly, I write my prayer roll. Properly strengthened, I go about my day in joy and optimism, loving everyone I come in contact. God blesses my day with a sense of purpose and with the strength to seek His will.