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Hi I'm Ganae

I was born in the U.S. but have lived abroad since I was a little girl. I love the performing arts. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love the arts and creativity - I am especially interested in music and dance! I'm super social and love to get involved with fun activities. I also love movies, service, books, hot chocolate, frozen yogurt, candy, holidays and working with special needs! I'm 18 and doing my senior year in high school, which I love! I babysit a lot to earn a little bit of money but also because I love children. When I was 7, my dad got a job that took us all over the world to live. I have lived in Nairobi Kenya, Caracas Venezuela, Brussels Belgium, and New Delhi India. I just moved back to the United States a few months ago, which came as a huge surprise and quick transition. However, I love the Lord and the experiences that He is blessing me with. I know He is taking care of me!

Why I am a Mormon

When I moved to New Delhi from Brussels, I was having a really hard time adjusting and I was struggling so much. This made me question my faith. As I dove into the Book of Mormon and prayed diligently, I decided to try to exercise faith. I begged the Lord to tell me if He lives and that if He does, to witness Himself to me in some form. At church, I was sitting next to my little brother, thinking about God and how on earth I could be special to Him when there are SO many of us. I sat, pondering and struggling to believe when my little brother leaned over and said simply and surely, "Everyone is important, Ganae." That was a sincere witness to me and since then, although the road has not been easy, my testimony has slowly developed and grown into a sure knowledge and support in my life.

How I live my faith

Basically, I love people! So, I try to get to know everyone that I can. I love talking, listening and just having fun with anyone who wants to do the same. I go to church every week and feel so special there among kind and loving friends and leaders. I also attend a youth night every Wednesday that brings me so much joy and guidance. It's wonderful to know that there are other youth trying to live righteously, even if its not super "cool" among our other peers.

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

As a young woman in the world today, I feel that the image of womanhood and beauty is hard to attain. I realized though that truly, women are beautiful creatures that have a divine and inner beauty, one that the world does not recognize. If we come to respect ourselves, we will have the desire to feel and act appropriately, which entails modesty. Modesty is, after all, a sign of humility and respect and hence, I feel the need personally to dress as such. In dressing modestly, I will be showing the world who I am, how I feel about myself and what I believe. This will attract others who have the same beliefs or want to live the same way and thus, I will surround myself with good influences who will help me to be the best I can be and to stay morally clean. By living in a safe and righteous environment, I will be safe from any temptation that distracts me from being chaste. I feel that parents need to help their children understand who they are and their self-worth. A child has such potential. In fact, we all do! And it is a parents' job to help a child reach that potential by showing it to them. Show more Show less