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Hi I'm Angela

I love roller coasters, I chase kids around for a living, yo hablo español, and I'm a Mormon finding joy in the journey.

About Me

I grew up with 5 siblings, whom I love very much. My parents have always been my strongest support system; my mom is my best friend with whom I can talk about anything, and I always feel a sense of security and strength coming from my dad. I love to spend time with my friends, go on vacations with my family, and write letters and thank-you notes to the important people in my life. In elementary and middle school I played volleyball, did swim team, and practiced gymnastics, then I transitioned to being very active in Student Council throughout high school. Right now I am studying at Brigham Young University, majoring in Early Childhood Education (that means I'll be a preschool teacher one day). I served a mission in Guayaquil, Ecuador then Birmingham Alabama. In the future I hope to travel the world, graduate, have a family, serve a second mission with my husband, and teach young children. My greatest aspirations in life are to always live worthily enough to enter the Lord's temple and to be an example of Jesus Christ in everything I do.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the Gospel of Jesus Christ makes me happy! Without it, I would not feel so much of a purpose in or reason behind my life here on Earth. The LDS Church has helped me to understand that Heavenly Father loves me because I am His daughter, and He has a plan for me. I have been so blessed to know that I can live with Him and my family again in Heaven, and through the teachings of Jesus Christ, I know how to attain that blessing after this life. I know that through having faith in Jesus Christ, repenting, being baptized, receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end, I will be blessed with an eternal life of happiness and peace. I know that I have a loving Father in Heaven, and that with Him, all things are possible. Being a Mormon helps me find peace, brings me closer to the Savior of the World, and gives me something to live for.

How I live my faith

I constantly look for ways to improve myself so that I can live more in harmony with what my Savior knows I can become. I try to emulate Him in the way that I treat others and in the habits that I form. I know that my Heavenly Father loves me, and I try to show that love to the rest of His children through my actions and words. I am far from perfect, but I constantly remind myself of who I want to become and try to live in a way that brings me closer to the Savior. I believe that one of the tasks we are faced with in this life is to become more like Jesus Christ so that one day we can live with Him again; I try to follow His example because I know I am most happy when I am most like Him. I live my faith by allowing myself to be changed by the Atonement of Christ so that I can reach the potential He knows I have.

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

When people learn of the teachings of Jesus Christ, they can feel a special Spirit that is hard to feel in any other circumstance. When truth is spoken, the Holy Spirit affirms its reality and pierces the hearts of those listening so that they, too, can know of its truth. The Holy Ghost gives a person a feeling of warmth, comfort, and assurance. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides that truth with the accompanying reassurance that comes from the Holy Ghost. I believe that when people feel this, it is unlike anything they have ever felt before. We can all make an instant connection with the promptings of the Holy Ghost, and people find that connection through the teachings of Jesus Christ in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. By learning of Christ, we feel comforted, happy, and loved, and that is a feeling not easily found in the world we live in today. People are attracted to this feeling, among other wonderful blessings the Church has to offer. Show more Show less