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Hi I'm Vikram Ravi.

I am a Californian and an Indian. I am a thinker and a doer. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a sophomore at Brigham Young University. In my studies, I have been learning about community development and the criminal justice system, two passions I hope to make a part of my career plans. In my free time, I love being creative, going outside, playing board games, writing in my journal, talking about anything, and spending time with my family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I starting going to Church in sixth grade when my mom was baptized. Six years later, I was baptized at the beginning of my senior year of high school and I haven't looked back since. In those years, I had countless experiences in and outside of the Church, where I had prayers answered and undeniable experiences with the Spirit. I went from believing in nothing to knowing that God is real and He loves me and all His children more than I can know. My testimony of God's infinite love helped me overcome so much. It has helped me to fully appreciate and love my family for who they are, since most of my family aren't members of the Church. It has helped me to accept and continue loving two of my best friends who came out of the closet to me in high school. And as I tried to "come and see" for myself, I saw my life slowly change in small but powerful ways by following the commandments that God has given because He loves us. Even as I made mistakes and struggled at times believing and following every principle, I realized I was happier being Mormon than I was anything else.

How I live my faith

My faith cannot be separated from who I am and my everyday life. My faith is centered in trusting my Heavenly Father. As I pray throughout the day, I am continually reminded that I can’t do everything on my own. Whether it’s being focused during a full day of classes or having a kinder, less judgmental attitude when I am around others, I have realized how critical it is to rely on God's help for big and simple matters. And when I ask for God’s help, I know He listens and answers my prayers. Also, my faith depends on the Atonement of the Savior. As I am trying to be a better person, I have realized this endeavor is not just for myself but all those who I care about. In doing so, I constantly have to admit that there are things about me that aren’t perfect. Then, I have to take action! I have to repent, which really just means changing. Changing my mind, my actions, and my heart. Making this a part of my everyday life is hard, especially when things already seem great. But, I know it is the right thing to do and it will make us happier in the long run.