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Hi I'm Gabriela

I'm a sister, a daughter, an aunt, and a friend. I love people and being outdoors in the sunshine. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I absolutely love meeting new people and traveling to new places! My family and friends are so important to me and are such a blessing in my life. I attend Brigham Young University-Idaho and am planning on majoring in nursing. I can usually be found in the kitchen, baking some sort of amazing dessert, or outdoors, walking around and enjoying the sunshine. I tend to be a social butterfly, so I am rarely alone. My favorite color is purple and I have a soft spot for animals.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because this is what I love and this is how I want to live. I look at my family and friends who live their lives without this Truth and I want it for them. Being a Mormon is a part of who I am and in my past when I have tried to live without it, I recognize how unhappy and lost I feel. I know that I have a Father in Heaven who knows and loves me unconditionally. I know that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ we can be made pure, if we prove our worthiness and willingness to be obedient to God's commandments and put forth the effort to choose the right. I know the Book of Mormon was written for the people in this day and contains nothing but truth. Joseph Smith Jr. translated the Book of Mormon through the power of God and was a true prophet of God. Thomas S. Monson is the Prophet of God on the Earth today and leads the church in righteousness. He is called of God. Having this knowledge brings me great feelings of peace and love. I know these things to be true and I cannot ever deny them.

How I live my faith

I currently lead the music for the congregation as a whole, as well as for the children, ages 4-11. I love the hymns we sing, and I love teaching the children about the messages in the songs. I recently received my mission call and am absolutely ecstatic to have the privilege of serving the people in Ecuador!