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Hi I'm Tasha Nicole Wilson

I grew up in San Jose, California aka the BAY! I have a passionate love for the beach. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a hapa child, meaning my mom is Chinese and my dad is Caucasian. I loved being raised in a home where two cultures gave me different background and traditions. I consider myself lucky to have gotten the best of both worlds. I am a college student at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT studying Nutritional Science. After graduating I plan on going to hygiene school to become a dental hygienist so I can choose my work hours because my priority is to be a mother of at least 8 children. I'm heavy into weightlifting, running, volleyball, and anything active. I love spending time with my family because they bring me the most joy. Even my extended family are people I can be proud to say I'm related to. My ancestors are very important to me because if it weren't for them I wouldn't be the person I am today or have all the blessings I do that came with being born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

The initial reason I was a Mormon was because I was born into it. My dad was a member his whole life and my mom converted with her family at 13. I always knew the church was true because the Holy Ghost testified it to me. However, I did not fully understand the importance of living the gospel of Jesus Christ until this past year. People always told me it was important to follow the commandments and everything our Heavenly Father has given to help guide us but it took my own personal prayer to gain a testimony of it. This year I committed myself to read the Book of Mormon every single day. I had read it before multiple times but just when it was convenient. This past summer as I read it everyday and prayed for the knowledge to know it was true I had a huge change of heart. I finally realized my purpose here on earth and what I had to do to reach it. I made changes in my life to come more fully unto Christ and I am still, to this day, working every day on becoming stronger in my testimony and changing to be more like him. It can be very difficult but it is also the most rewarding experience I've ever had. I have never felt more joy or sense of accomplishment than I have when working hand in hand with my Savior and Heavenly Father. I have always been blessed to have my prayers answered promptly by my Heavenly Father and in better ways than I could have imagined. Jesus Christ IS my Savior and Redeemer and someone I have grown close to over the years as I have utilized the precious gift of the Atonement he has given us. The Book of Mormon will always be dear to my heart as it was the eye-opening conversion. I needed to become more like Christ. I can personally testify of the power of modern day revelation. President Thomas S. Monson IS a true prophet. A man on the earth today who receives direct revelation from God on our behalf. I love my Heavenly Father and look forward to living with him again.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be an example of the believers. I try to live like Christ and do my best to follow in his footsteps. I love working with the youth of the church to help them get through their trials. Watching people grow and reach their potential is hands down my favorite part of the gospel. I've seen how the gospel has changed lives, including my own, for the better in ways people can't understand. My calling at the moment is to serve the people in the Philippines as a missionary of the Lord. I reported January 16th, 2013 to the Provo Missionary Training Center, to learn Tagalog. February 26th, 2013 I will report to Quezon City where I will embark on my 18 month journey. I've only been in the MTC for about 2 weeks now and I already love my mission with all my heart. I would say to any young women who is thinking about serving a mission: "Just go do it!" Even though it will be the toughest 18 months of your life I know you will never regret it for the rest of your life. I have already learned more here than I ever could have anywhere else. Like with anything difficult, it can either make or break you. I can promise you that if you will let it, it WILL make you the best servant in the hands of the Lord, first as a missionary, then as a wife, and mother. One of my favorite quotes by Elder Holland is: "Man's extremity is man's opportunity for miracles." If you will just go to the edge, the Lord will push you, and you WILL fly.