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Hi I'm Luiza

I live in Eastern Europe. I am the only Church member in my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi. I'm Luiza and I'm 18 years young. I love my life, even though it gets really hard from time to time. I'm the only Mormon pretty much everywhere I go. I live in a city of 700k+ people, yet the Church here is so small that we only have one meeting house. There are only 5 branches in the whole country, and my branch is actually the most visited one. Church in the Baltic states (the place I live in) is only 20 years old, which kinda explains the situation. Sometimes it's really hard to be a Latter-Day Saint in such a small community. Honestly, I could write a whole book about it. I used to be quite a different, and probably not the best person, never believed in God or any other Spiritual things, I lived a very different life and had a very different lifestyle. BUT then I met the Missionaries and I guess it's not hard to guess what followed. I've been a member since 2011-08-20 and I still know that getting baptized was the best thing I could do with my life. I love to stand alone. I love each and every single challenge I get in my life. Every challenge makes me stronger and stronger, helps me to grow my faith and be better. I visited the Temple for the first time 2012-08 and it was the greatest trip of my life. I speak English, Russian, Lithuanian and Spanish. I LOVE travelling and I visited Utah in the summer of 2013 and had a blaaast. I love people. For realz.

Why I am a Mormon

When I met the missionaries, I couldn't wait for the lesson to end. Really. The whole time I was thinking ''Gosh just hurry up, I don't understand what you're saying, I really don't like you and your words are rubbish''. It's a really long story (which I would love to share with anyone interested (it's a good one, trust me)), but honestly 2000 characters are just not enough :) The moral of it is that I did end up being baptized. I did end up getting faith which I have never ever had. I did end up being happy.

How I live my faith

I am a mormon on every day of the week. I am a Sunday School teacher, Young Women's Laurel president and a librarian. I love helping the missionaries with their lessons. I share the Gospel with everyone, even though nobody usually accepts it. Why do I do it then? Well, because I KNOW that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true, and that we DO have a living prophet these days, and that God loves ALL of his children and wants us to get back to him. I KNOW that Jesus Christ is my brother, support and Savior. I KNOW that no matter how hard our lives can be, God never gives us more challenges than we could handle. I know that. I believe in that. I want other people to receive the happiness that I have received over the time of being a Mormon. I want other people to be happy, and that's the answer to the question.