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Hi I'm Saraya.

I create awsome art projects and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am a college student majoring in Graphic Design. I would say I am a normal person... but what is normal really? I'm from the South and have lived in the same town my whole life (including college). My mom and dad met in college and decided to stay. My dad was a member but my mom wasn't. When my mom got pregnant with me, they decided to learn more about each other's church so that they could help me decide which religion I wanted to be when I was old enough to decide. But my mom wound up converting to Mormonism after two years of lessons with the missionaries. Now 19 years later, I am a Mormon. I would not trade my knowledge of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for anything in the world. It is a part of me that I will never let go.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have grown up in the church. But as I have grown up I have gained a testimony of my own. I have gone through many trials of my faith not only by myself but also with my family. My trials were not the biggest and hardest but the small ones sometimes feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders. But I have grown to realize that trials are for our own good. Opposition helps us to grow stronger as individuals. I believe that a conversion to the gospel doesn't happen all at once. For me it has happened over a period of time, through many different trials. And I will continue to have trials that help me to grow in the gospel of Jesus Christ. So I am a Mormon because having the gospel of Jesus Christ has helped me to overcome my struggles and weaknesses through prayer and faith.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying live as Christ did: by serving others in my community and loving everyone around me. I also live my faith by serving in my church as a leader of the young women. I try my best to serve as a mentor that they can look up to. Living with the "light of Christ" is one of the most important things to me. I believe this is the key to my happiness. I believe that the "light of Christ" is having faith and showing it through my actions, words, and the way I live my life day to day.