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Hi I'm Mandy Morgan Ditto

I am a journalism college student. I am a newlywed married to the happiest person I know. I love family and food. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a full-time student at Utah State University studying print journalism and political science. I have been married about 6 months to the happiest, kindest person I know, and I love living the Gospel every minute with him. I served a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hong Kong, China, speaking Cantonese in 2013 and 2014. I loved having the chance to serve the people of Hong Kong, and to be a part of an army of missionaries preparing the way for the Savior to come to all people of the world, in these latter-days. I love to write, read, travel, swim and be with the people I love most. I love being a college student--being involved through my school's Service Center has changed my life and given me invaluable experiences. I love getting to know new people and learn about them, from their experiences. I hope to one day travel the world, write articles about people all over and, together with my husband, raise a family of my own.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love my Heavenly Father, and want to live with Him again; the best way for me to do that is through following His commandments and serving others. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints helps me to stay strong and to continually be inspired by the people around me. I will raise my family in the Gospel and will continue to strengthen my testimony of my Savior and His sacrifice for me and the world. As I serve the people of Hong Kong, I want to show others that families can be together again--which is a huge part of my faith and role in this Church. I love this Gospel, my Heavenly Father and my Savior and want to be with Them, and my family, forever. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am currently a teacher in my ward's Relief Society, talking about family, church doctrine and how to grow closer to the Savior. As a missionary I was able to teach others about the Gospel that I love and live, and to share the knowledge I have of Christ. This Gospel is everything to me, and includes that families can be together forever, and that we can all be comforted and saved by our Redeemer, Jesus Christ. As I served a mission and now continue to serve in my local ward and stake in Utah, I live my faith every day by not only doing the basics -- studying the Book of Mormon and other inspired and scriptural text, praying, going to the temple — but also by always serving and teaching those I come in contact with. I am constantly striving to be better at living my faith each minute of my life, and know that my mission and the people I met there while serving and those I meet everyday at school and work only help me to better internalize the Gospel I love, as my testimony of my Savior grows stronger.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Mandy Morgan Ditto
Families are the foundation of our church and gospel. Everything we believe in has to do with raising, growing with, strengthening our families. We have faith in the Lord, who is our Father in Heaven. He is truly the Father of our spirits, we have a Mother in heaven, and we are all brothers and sisters in spirit. We strive to be with our families forever, if for nothing else. However, by strengthening our families, and the family unit in general, communities and lives can be changed for the the good. One of our modern-day prophets once said that the most important work we can be doing on this earth is in our homes. I believe that and live by it. Families are, and should be, everything to us--no matter our circumstance. Show more Show less