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Hi I'm Ida

I'm from Sweden. I love music, books and travelling. I'm a hopeless romantic. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been born and raised in Sweden. I love my country and am proud of being a Swede, but I have this huge urge of wanting to see the whole world! As a university student I spent a few months in Nairobi, Kenya and absolutely loved it! Later on I served a mission for the church in Salt Lake City (and for a while also in Colorado). Everytime I visit a place I leave a tiny part of my heart behind. That is just who I am - I LOVE people and places with the innermost core of my soul and when they are no longer with me I miss them. I enjoy reading books. I love learning, but still end up reading more fiction than factual texts - my favourite books (and movies!) are the ones based on real people's lives. I couldn't exist without music. It helps me when I'm up or down or inbetween. It's the way I express my emotions. I have played the piano and the clarinet and taken vocal lessons, as well as singing in choirs for about 12 years of my life. I work as a teacher. I love the children, but not always the school environment. The thing I long most for in life is to be a wife and a mother some day.

Why I am a Mormon

I guess some would say the easy answer to this question is that I've always been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but that wouldn't be the truth. It wouldn't even be close to the truth. I am a mormon because my faith has helped me grow a close relationship with my Saviour, Jesus Christ. It started one day in my late teens, when after a long period of doubts I decided to kneel down and ask my Heavenly Father if he was really there. The answer, a sensation of being loved is one I will never forget. Over the years I have learned to trust the answers I receive through prayer. As I live by the guidance of His spirit I can see the pieces of the puzzle that is my life falling into place time and time again. This is a witness to me that my Heavenly Father is pleased with where I'm at. I am a mormon because of the goodness I see in the gospel. I see and feel my Saviour in every aspect of it and see how it has transformed me into a devoted follower of Christ. He is my heart, my soul, my confidant, my friend and the source of all my strength. That to me testifies that this church is lead by Christ through his humble servants. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is not perfect, nor is it's leaders or the members - but the gospel is! And as we come to understand that gospel we are able to look beyond the imperfections of humans and live a life of love and service centered on Christ.

How I live my faith

The easiest way to describe it would be to say that my faith is a part of me - it influences who I am, what I say, what I do, the way I think about and interact with other people. I try to live my faith by loving as much as I can within the limits of my human imperfections. Church takes up a lot of my time, but thanks to this also helps me grow. I go to Sunday Service every week to be reminded of my Saviour by taking the sacrament (communion). I have been a youth leader as well as responsible for the music in the congregation. Right now I am teaching a class for all the women aged 18 or older and I love it! It gives me the opportunity to learn more about the gospel as I prepare to teach. On a more everyday basis I live my faith by trying to be kind to other people, to not say mean things about others, by being a good and responsible citizen, to be honest in my dealings with other people, to use a language that isn't foul, to dress with respect for myself and others, to do my very best at work at all times. I simply try to live a life that influences the world for good. I don't spend alot of time thinking about it, I simply do what my love for Christ inspires me to do. And when I stumble, I turn to Him for help, guidance, comfort and forgivness.