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Hi I'm Camilla

I want to go to France. I like creating, looking at the world, and bringing home plants. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a college student studying industrial design, French, and visual arts. My favorite thing to do is to look at the world around me—I am continually dazzled by the beauty of the natural world. I love French, art, and history, so one of my greatest desires is to travel to Europe (especially France). I like creating things and living a beautiful life. I draw, I paint, I knit, and I pick up cool pinecones and sticks and leaves and take them home with me. And I love reading literature and poetry. I love my family and my friends (who are my family when I'm away at my university). I think that human beings are really special and that we can do a lot for each other. I know that many people have done a lot for me.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I know that it is only through the Atonement of Jesus Christ that we can be forgiven of our sins, and it is only through Him that we can live with Christ and Heavenly Father again. I have felt the great peace of the Holy Spirit in my life when I am doing my best to keep the commandments, repent, and to be more like Christ by loving my fellow men. I have felt this same Spirit testify that the Gospel taught in the LDS Church is God's true gospel on the earth again. And it all makes so much sense to me—for example, the LDS Church teaches that the family is the most important unit we belong to, and when I am with my family or think about them and feel my love for them, I know it is true. Also, being a Mormon makes me really, really happy. I have a firm belief that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is God's church restored on the earth today. When I follow the commandments of God that I learn in the Bible, The Book of Mormon, and from modern-day prophets, I know that I am pleasing God and Jesus Christ and living a pure life. That feeling makes me happy and makes me feel safe. I can't imagine living without it. The world is a confusing place—it's good to have the anchor of Christ.

How I live my faith

I believe that living my faith includes small, daily acts that make me who I am. I pray to Heavenly Father every day in an effort to be close to Him, telling Him about my joys and sorrows, asking for help and direction and forgiveness. I also read the scriptures every day to hear His words, know His commandments, and know what I should do. Right now, I am reading the Book of Mormon and the New Testament. I also like to read the words of God given through His prophets on the earth today, because God speaks to them and through them, He tells us what we need to know now. I believe that making an effort to be close to God every day helps educate me on what God wants me to do, and helps me overcome my mistakes as I make them. And because I do them every day, they help make me who I am. Living the Gospel of Jesus Christ makes me happy. I try to share that happiness with others by sharing His words and the words of His prophets (both ancient and modern) with others.

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Camilla
We do not vote for the prophet, nor does any person or group on earth choose him—instead, Jesus Christ chooses, appoints, and gives power to the prophet. Throughout their lives, prophets were given experiences to prepare for their role as God's mouthpiece. As it says in Jeremiah 1:5, "Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations." Show more Show less