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Hi I'm Celeste Fredrickson (フレッド姉妹)

I am from Salt Lake City. I love to laugh, play tennis and I love the country! I am currently serving a mission in Japan!

About Me

I am currently serving a mission in the Japan Nagoya Mission, which happens to be the same mission my older brother served 3 years ago. I love the Japanese Culture, I love to do missionary work! Actually lets be honesty, I just love talking to people and trying to make them laugh and feel loved. I also love sports, specifically tennis. I love web design, I love the country side, and I love being a Mormon!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because I know that it brings truth, and has brought me blessings of knowledge and peace multiple times. I was born and raised in the church which was a blessing, however, I still had to be converted to the church. Like many teenagers, there comes a point when I felt like I couldn't lean on my parents testimonies, and that I needed to figure out for myself if this church was true. I did what I was taught to do in primary and young women's, which was to read my scriptures and then pray, just like our prophet Joseph Smith had done. At my young age I honestly was hoping I too would have a big sign, such as an angel come, but the Lord speaks to each of his children in His own way. My answers came little by little, and that is how my testimony grew and developed, little by little. There was an experience that forever will stand as a testimony to me that God loves us and knows us; knows us all individually and by name. When I was seventeen, I had just graduated from high school and was going through some tough times. I went to my dad and asked him if he would use his priesthood authority and give me a Father's Blessing. Without knowing what I was currently experiencing and feeling, he laid his hands on my head and gave me a blessing. In the blessing he spoke to me, and was inspired by the Spirit to comfort me and give me direction for me currently in my life. I will never forget that feeling of peace that came into my heart, and the joy that I could hardly contain because I knew that through my dad, in that blessing, my Heavenly Father was talking to me. And that he loved me dearly. It is from that experience that I came to know that Heavenly Father has an unconditional love for me, and for everyone. I know this is a true church, and I am so excited for the opportunity I have to serve my mission, to help others find the happiness and truth this gospel brings! And I am proud to say "I am a Mormon!"

How I live my faith

‘Preach the gospel at all times and if necessary, use words’ - Saint Francis of Assisi This quote to me has always been one of my favorites since I first heard it, because I believe one of the best ways to let others know what you believe is by showing them. At my work there are very few people who share the same faith as me, and over the year that I have been there I have learned that people really do watch and notice the things you do. And the great thing is, many people who notice my examples have come to me with questions and comments about the way I live. From there I have the opportunity to explain why I choose to live the way I do, and I can share with them more about the gospel and my personal testimony. I will admit that I am not always the first to jump up and share my testimony verbally with those around me, but just keeping my covenants with God, and striving to always stand as a witness for Jesus Christ, opportunities will come. Another way to be an example in living my faith is by service. Our church is surrounded and lives today because of the service given by all of our members. My first calling in the church was to be a class president for the teens my age (12-13). Since that I have had many different callings such as other class presidents, activity coordinators, and now currently an employment specialist in the Young Single Adults Ward. Through the years I have loved being able to use my skills and help serve my peers, whether it is helping to clean their house, helping in their yard, or even giving them a smile. I know that "the worth of souls is great in the sight of God." And as members of the church, and children of our Heavenly Father, we should strive to let all know and understand that. Help them know that they are loved, both by us here on Earth, and by their Father in heaven.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Celeste Fredrickson (フレッド姉妹)
So this life is important. Our goal here is to grow and learn, to build a relationship with our Heavenly Father, and strive to return to him. But, to help us along the way God has given us such a wonderful gift, and that is our family. Families are not always perfect, but they are to be there to help us all along the journey of life. A place where you can find that needed love, laughs, comfort, friendship, and protection. We were all assigned our family, which means that every member is there for a reason. So it`s important to understand that and treat our loved ones with respect while valuing the family time we have. Life is too short to live with the ones you love. Luckily our Heavenly Father understood that and made it possible for families to be eternal through the sealing power one can find inside a Temple of God. Show more Show less