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Hi I'm Arianna

I'm a college student preparing to go on a mission, I love water polo, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love sports, mainly water polo! Exercise makes me happy!! I'm about to start college, I just graduated from high school. I enjoy getting into deep conversations with people and understanding the workings of their personality. I get easily excited and happy about almost anything, and I enjoy seeing those around me happy as well. I guess I'm just trying to figure out where to go with my life, since I'm at a cross-roads and about to start college. I'm excited yet somewhat nervous for this big change in my life!

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 12 one of my older sisters went off to college and came home pregnant and unmarried. This experience made me look at my own life and decide how I wanted my future to turn out. I decided that my membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was something I wanted to take seriously and I knew this decision would bring me great happiness. I, from this point, started to routinely read my scriptures and in the beginning I didn't really understand them much or how they could help my life. But I began to understand their great help and significance when I started high school. My first big answer to one of my prayers came when I was deciding whether or not to leave or stay in this really challenging AP class. I was reading in the scriptures about the story of Mary, Jesus' mother, how an angel came down and talked to her and told her that through God anything is possible. The answer I felt was to transfer out of this class, because to stay would cause me much grief and it just wasn't worth costing my joy at this time. I realized that my happiness was possible. This early experience gave me the reassurance that God does hear and answer prayers. Since this time I've been able to come to Heavenly Father in my hardest times and ask for Him for help and guidance with big decisions, having faith that He'll help me in one way or another. Actively living the gospel brings me so much joy and peace. I know that nothing this amazing could come from anywhere else than the one and only true and living God, who loves me so much. I feel His love through all my blessings and my knowledge that He's here with me, always ready to help when I reach out to Him. The more I study and learn of Christ and His gospel, the more real everything feels. The more I feel the Spirit and the more I can see the goodness and light of Christ in those around me. I'm eternally grateful to be a part of this gospel, I can't conceive of my life without it; it's so much a part of who I am.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by personally challenging myself each day to become a better person and more Christ like. I make an effort to read my scriptures often, I can defiantly defiantly see the difference in my life on days I read my scriptures and days I don't. I feel so much more at peace and helpful to those around me. Like today for example I just felt so much more willing to help my mom out around the house with dishes and cooking, and I felt like I could better and more kindly communicate with my father and those around me because I had the guidance and examples from the scriptures. I also know that if I have any problems throughout my day I can turn to the Lord in prayer, no matter where I am. To know that someone is always there for me is a huge blessing! I also am finishing up with a church challenge called personal progress, where I'm asked to complete a series of assignments and activities to draw me closer to Christ. This challenge has been a ginormous blessing in my life because when I'm doing it, I feel the comfort and guidance that the Lord can provide for us.