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Hi I'm Akita Lagazo

I grew up in California. I'm kind of goofy and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, I'm Akita. I'm 19 years old. I grew up in a small town in California, and found myself in Idaho. So I am a Filipina attending Brigham Young University-Idaho and majoring in Chemistry with a Photography Minor. I'm currently a sophomore. I have two wonderful parents and six amazing siblings. I have five brothers, three of which are older and the rest younger. I also have a younger sister. I love to laugh and smile. I believe that life is to be enjoyed. My personal philosophy is "Every day may not be good, but there's something good in everyday." I love to read, take photographs, socialize, experience new things, and learn more about life as the days go on. I love to take walks and I love cloudy days. I love learning new things about anyone, anything, and everything. My family and I were converted to the church when I was around the age of 6. Without the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the love of the members, my family and I wouldn't be where we are today. I hope that anyone who is investigating this church will find the happiness and love of God that my family and I found years ago.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I Mormon? Well my family was converted to the Gospel when I was about six. My parents went to different churches before setting there mind on this Church. As a young girl I didn't understand a lot of doctrines of the Gospel, and that contributed to my lack of a testimony growing up. However, half way through my junior year in high school something changed. I wanted to change and learn more about the Gospel and gain my own testimony. After some dedicated work and time, I gained my own testimony. I know how hard it gets in this world. I know how hard it is to keep getting up when the world has pushed you down. Everyone has their own mountains to climb, but I also know of the power of the Atonement. I know that the Lord has helped me in my hard times. When you find it hard to just live another day, remember that the Lord is there. Remember that Christ our Savior suffered on that cross for us, and he knows how we feel. He knows how hard it is for us to keep trying to endure to the end and see tomorrow when we can't see past today. I know that our Savior lives. I haven't seen Him, but I know he lives. I'm a witness to His Gospel. The question was, why am I Mormon? I think the more appropriate question is, is there any reason I shouldn't be Mormon? I look back at my life. I look at all the things that my family, friends, and I have experienced. The feelings that I felt and the moments in my life. I look at the blessings and the miracles. I look at the sadness. And all I can think is that, I can't picture my life without this Gospel. Everything I've experienced has been part of the Lord's plan for me in order to help me grow into the person he knows I can be. I'm Mormon because I know that this Church is true without a doubt in my heart. I know that being a member of this amazing church is what the Lord wants from me. It's what can help me grow to be the person I need to be, not just for my loved ones but for my Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith through love. Whether it's showing love to my friends and family or to those strangers I pass by. I try to volunteer at as many places I can. It's the perfect opportunity to show that our faith has a foundation in love. We're commanded to love our neighbors, doing service is a way to show that. We're commanded to love one another as our God has loved us. Our Savior Jesus Christ loved us without fail and without any strings attached. I live my faith by that standard. I try to show love to everyone that's in my life or who I encounter from day to day.