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Hi I'm Victoria

I was born and raised in Northern Utah. I have been called to serve a mission in Montevideo, Uruguay. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 20 years old and preparing to serve a mission in the Uruguay Montevideo West Mission on March 14, 2014. I went to college at both Utah State University and Weber State University. I am planning on returning to Utah State when I get home from my mission. I currently work at a law firm as a legal assistant and also at a nursing home as a CNA. Being a CNA has been one of my most favorite jobs I have ever held. I have learned so many lessons from the elderly. I've learned to take life slowly and appreciate the little things. I have had countless spiritual experiences with patients on the brink of death and seeing them receive a blessing or even a simple prayer on their behalf and feeling the spiritual peace that comes from it. I can't wait to use what I have learned from those elderly in the mission field and throughout my life. I hope I can find other jobs to continue working with people like that.

Why I am a Mormon

I, like most living in Utah, was born and raised in the LDS church. I grew up attending Primary and then later on going to Young Women's and Mutual activities. I always enjoyed going to church with my family. We were always happy while growing up, in fact it often surprised me when I would see unhappy families. I came to realize that a big part of our family's happiness came from being members of the LDS church. My parents taught us to live the standards of the church and to love one another. I have always been grateful for the amazing family that I have and the way the LDS church has been such a good thing for us. When I went to college my first year my testimony of the church wavered. I lived with girls that were't Lds and that made different choices. I really started to question my beliefs. After about six months of questioning and not going to church I finally decided I needed to find out for myself if it was true. I went to church read The Book of Mormon. I prayed and got confirmation that it is true. It was as if a great happiness was put in my heart and I just knew without a doubt that the LDS church is the true church. About six months after that, I made the decision to go on an lds mission. I am so excited to go teach the people in Uruguay and share my testimony and the happiness that I feel from being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. In the words of sister Ann M. Dibb, "I'm a Mormon. I know it. I live it. I love it."

How I live my faith

I try to live my life every day as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. There are often times that I'll catch myself not acting as a follower of Christ when I'm in public; like getting frustrated while driving or being impatient while in the grocery store and I have to remind myself that I need to be like Christ and be a nicer, more patient person. I regularly attend my church meetings and I love every opportunity I get to learn more about Christ and about his gospel. I take the time every day to pray to my Heavenly Father and read and study the scriptures. It really has helped my faith and testimony grow even stronger.