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Hi I'm Isabel Tinambacan

I grew up in British Columbia. I am passionate about helping others. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up close to colourful lakes and glorious mountains in British Columbia! There, I learned to love the outdoors and often camped and swam in the lakes during the Summer and skied or tobogganed in the Winter. Since then, I have also resided in Southern Alberta, Northwest Texas and Utah. I currently attend Brigham Young University - Idaho. I am studying Special Education with an emphasis in Elementary. Although I love children and teaching, I plan on furthering my education to become either an Audiologist or a Speech Language Pathologist. I have been called to serve as a full-time missionary for 18-months in the Illinois Chicago Mission, with the opportunity to learn Spanish! I am so excited for this.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe in Jesus Christ! Having a knowledge of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and their love for me has made a tremendous difference in my life. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has brought me so much joy and comfort. I know that families can be together forever, which brings me so much hope because I do not need to be afraid of death. I love that God has a plan for each of us, it is unique and tailored to our trials and tribulations. Knowing that God has a plan just for me has helped me decide where to go to school, who to date, whether or not I should serve a mission, and so many other hard choices. Heavenly Father sent Jesus Christ to earth to suffer for the sins of all who live, have lived and will live. All of these things that Heavenly Father has done for me and for all mankind show me that He is a God of love and that He loves His children to no end.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving others. Over the course of my life, I have volunteered with Search and Rescue and various food banks. Other ways I have been able to provide service is by helping busy mothers with their children or housework, and working with youth and other adults at church. In my local congregation, I work with the 14 and 15-year-old girls. This is a new calling for me, but I am eager and excited to get to know them, to serve them and to learn from them. Previously, I had the opportunity to be a Compassionate Service Leader. I loved this calling because I was able to pray for those around me and, with guidance, helped to serve them to make sure their needs were being met. Right now, I am preparing to serve a mission. I can go anywhere in the world for 18-months to serve the Lord's people and to teach them about Jesus Christ. I am so excited for this unique opportunity to love and serve!

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Isabel Tinambacan
Not all members off the church are required to serve a mission. Young men are strongly encouraged to serve a mission as it is a part of their priesthood duty. Young women, seniors and married couples are welcome to serve missions as well, but it is not required of them. Show more Show less