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Hi I'm Iraid

I am from California and I was raised in the Church. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of two children. Growing up being six years older than my sister, gave me a lot of time to be the only child. I spent most of my youth wishing I would grow up to be something very glamorous. I love my family very much, and I really enjoy spending time with them. I recently received an Associates degree in Math and Science, and hope that one day, I might work in the medical field.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that Joseph Smith Jr. walked into a grove of trees with a question is his heart. As he knelt and prayed to ask which church he should join, the heavens were opened to him and he saw God the Father and our Savior Jesus Christ. I know that through God's direction, we have a loving prophet in these days who shows us the way back to our Heavenly home.

How I live my faith

When I turned 18, I was called by my bishop to be a teacher. I was to teach the children in the Primary, which was very different to what I was used to. As time has gone by, I have learned many pieces of wisdom from the children that are in my class. I've learned that the best way to confirm what I know to be true, is by teaching it to others. I love that through this calling, I have been able to see testimonies grow, including mine.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Family is the most important unit in all eternity. Families show us love, patience, kindness, and charity, among so many other attributes. Although many people aren't as lucky as I have been, it feels wonderful to know that I am part of a Heavenly family with a loving Heavenly Father that knows who I am. He created me and knows me personally. In the Pearl of Great Price, in the book of Moses, chapter 7, we find the Lord talking to Enoch. The Lord shows Enoch all of humanity and their sins and in doing so, Enoch sees that God begins to weep. Enoch is astounded and asks how it is possible for God to weep. In verse 32 it says: "The Lord said unto Enoch: Behold these thy brethren; they are the workmanship of mine own hands, and I gave unto them their knowledge, in the day I created them; and in the Garden of Eden, gave I unto man his agency." He made us and as an earthy father weeps for a lost son, so does God weep for us. The scripture illuminates just how intimate God is with his children; enough to remember each of His children. For me, this also shows the vast and everlasting love he will have for me. Show more Show less