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Hi I'm Destany

I'm a Californian through and through. I'm a water baby. I love London! and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Hemet, California, although I claim San Diego as my home. I love California! I love the beach! I seriously could sit there for hours just watching the waves. I love anything and everything about the water. Like I said I am water baby. I love surfing, boogie boarding, swimming, kayaking, boating and pretty much anything else that has to do with the water. I am the only girl in a house of 7 brothers. You can say it was interesting growing up with that many brothers but as crazy as it was at times I absolutely loved it! You can say I am a bit of a tom boy. I grew up playing all kinds of sports. Volleyball and Softball would have to be my favorite though. I also love to paint and draw.The thing I love most though is being able to kick my feet up with my friends and watch a nice movie but don't ask me to choose because that would just be too hard. I have amazing parents who have helped me become the person I am today. They are just a wonderful example to me and have helped me in so many ways. I am so grateful for them! I was going to Uni to become a primary school teacher but I think I may change to business and open my own day care. After working at a daycare for a year I fell love with it! Although I am not entirely sure what path I take I know it will have to do with children.You can learn so much from them. I am currently serving as a missionary for my church in London, England! Although it lacks sunshine and nice beaches I love it so much! It is the best!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have amazing parents who chose to accept the Gospel in there lives. Although you could say I was born in the church, when I went to Uni my faith was tested. I went through different challenges in my life that eventually led to me doubt there was even a God. Luckily I had two wonderful friends who helped me through. They never forced me into anything but just supported me and when the time was right they invited me find out for myself if God was there. At this point I had really nothing left to loose so I trusted my two best friends and took a leap of faith. It was after a long, hard day, I just wanted to finally know for sure if there was God. So I knelt down and prayed. I let God know how I was feeling, I let him know my pains and concerns, and finally I asked. I asked if he was there. When I finished the prayer I had the most overwhelming feeling of peace and love. It was if someone was there giving me a hug. I knew from that point that I do have a Father in Heaven who knows me and loves me. Over time I came to know his Son Jesus Christ as well. I truly do know that Jesus Christ over came everything so that we can as well. Through him we can over come the despair and pain that come from a world in chaos. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has brought me the most happiness in my life. You can say this is why I am a Mormon. I am a Mormon because I know that we have a Father in Heaven and that He has plan for us and that central to that plan is Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be the best person I can be. By following the example of Jesus Christ. I am currently serving a full-time mission for my church in the England London Mission. I love to help in any way that I can. I live my faith by being a friend to others, by listening to those who need someone to talk to. It is that small and simple things that matter most.