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Hi I'm Mansi

I am a poor college student, but a great chocolate chip cookie maker. I am happy and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Mansi and I am just your normal poor college student who craves my mom's home cooked meals. Born in Arizona, I love the hot summer sun and swimming, getting outdoors, and watching movies. . Currently, I am enrolled in my second semester at Brigham Young University. I am not sure what I want to graduate in yet but I am definitely enjoying the journey of finding out who I really am. I've grown up in your "typical" Mormon family with 6 kids, 60+ cousins, 14 nieces and nephews, and pioneer heritage. My gospel-centered family has been my greatest strength to me over the years. I want to make a difference in the world not by doing something heroic, but by doing small acts that build others up. I hope to one day have a family of my own where I can raise them in the gospel, like my wonderful parents did to me. Someday, I will go skydiving. Mark my words. But until then, I'm enjoying the small adventures Utah has to offer as I am here studying at school.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon not because of obligation, but because I choose to be one. Since I was raised in the church, I didn't have a grandiose moment of conversion, but I've had many little experiences that have testified of the truthfulness of this gospel. This last summer, I lost a family member who was very dear to me. He was someone who has been there for me my entire life and was the perfect example of the selfless and charitable person I hope to become. Before this moment, I had never really lost anyone close to me. Although it was a super hard time for me, I found comfort in the gospel and Heavenly Father's Plan for us. Because of my knowledge as a Latter Day Saint, I know that I can live with my family forever if I live a Christlike life. This brings me so much peace but also some urgency to live as Christ would so I can partake of these blessings. God's plan for each of us is a plan of happiness. This life here on earth has a purpose. We must do all we can to follow Christ and build a strong relationship with Him. I know that God loves me just as much as he does everyone else. Because He loves us so much, He sent His Son to earth to show us how to live our lives so we can return to live with Him. Central to Christ's ministry on earth was the Atonement. I know with all my heart that Jesus Christ suffered for the pains, sins, and sorrows of each one of us. It is this Atonement that allows us to be forgiven for any mistake we have made and will make. This knowledge gets me up in the morning and drives me to do good. The true Church of Jesus Christ is again here on this earth. I am lucky to know this truth and I desire for everyone to feel the happiness and peace that comes along with being a member of it.

How I live my faith

One way I live my faith is by serving in my church. Every Monday night, we, as Mormons, have something called family night where we set aside time for families to spend time together. It can often be tough to get enough quality family time in such a hectic and busy world. Since I am going to college, the congregation of my church consists of college students. My current calling of service is called a Family Home Evening group leader. This means that I am a leader of a group of about 14 college kids. Every Monday night, I plan activities for us to do together. This is important because we are all away from our families. We call our group "our family away from home." By planning activities with the needs of the group members in mind, I have been able to grow spiritually closer to them and build bonds that will last. Family Home Evening provides a support group of friends as we go through college. Living the gospel and going through life is far from easy, but when we have the support and love we need from those around us, it sure does make it a more fun, spiritual, and fulfilling experience. Another way I live my faith is by striving to be an example and a light to others. You will never know the influence just a smile can have on someone's day. I have found that when I portray my happiness by smiling, others are more likely to want to be around me. The gospel of Jesus Christ makes me happy and by showing others that happiness, I live my faith.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Our life has a divine purpose as sons and daughters of God. Our loving Father in Heaven wants us to live with Him again someday. We can only do so if we are worthy. Some ways we can accomplish this is by making righteous choices, building strong family relationships, keeping the commandments, respecting our physical body, and striving to develop Christlike attributes. As we do these things, we will grow closer to our Heavenly Father and will experience true happiness. In the Book of Mormon, we learn that "Adam fell that men might be, and men are that they might have joy." (2 Nephi 2:25) The overall purpose of this life is to be happy and true happiness can only be found through our relationship with Jesus Christ. Show more Show less