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Hi I'm Serena Seychelle Parker

I live in Utah, I love to snowboard, I love my missionary and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I was born into the church and moved to California at just a few months old and lived there during my childhood, but after several years my parents decided they wanted to move back to Utah because they felt it was a better place to raise a family. I'm very opinionated, motivated, and determined. I question everything; I was taught not to believe everything I hear. I'm passionate about politics, shopping, fitness, and my missionary. In my free time I love to snowboard & shop, I'm also signed with a talent agency because I love to act, but only as a hobby. I also spend the majority of my time working out and proving to myself everyday that I'm stronger than I previously believed, fitness and a healthy diet has changed my life for the better and I'm so grateful for the body I have been given and what I am able to do with it. This fall I'll be attending University of Utah in premed and get my bachelors degree, after that- get into medical school and become a Pediatric Specialist. The thing that brings me the greatest joy is getting a letter from my missionary, who is currently serving in the South Carolina Columbia Mission! I love my family and I was blessed with the greatest parents on earth who have an infinite capacity of love and forgiveness of anyone I've seen. I'm grateful to be a Mormon and I'm grateful my family chose to move back to Utah, because otherwise I would never have met the people I have, found the friends that I did, or fell in love with the guy of my dreams.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church by amazing parents who have lived a righteous life devoted to loving and doing everything that's best for me and my family. I have seen what a person's life is like when they lose sight of the Gospel or have never even had it in their lives period. I realize how much we need our Heavenly Father in order to overcome the trials we are faced with. I desire and need His Spirit with me at all times so I may be able to feel closer to him and continue to grow closer to him everyday. If I wasn't a Mormon and didn't have faith in my Savior and the Atonement I would be in a very different and dark place; and everyday I try to live my life in such a way a that I never go back to that place.

How I live my faith

By keeping both hands on the Iron Rod, which is what we (spiritually) hold onto during our path of life and cling to in order to avoid deviating from Gospel Principles; if we continue to hold onto the "Iron Rod" we will be able to follow the Commandments of God and make it to the Tree of Life (1 Nephi 8:10-12). I do this with prayer every morning and night, and daily scripture study- even if it's only a single verse. I have found how much the scriptures truly bring the Light of Christ within us. When I was younger I never really thought it was that important for daily scripture study; however, I was very wrong, I have such a strong testimony of the strength and of the Spirit the Book of Mormon brings to us in our lives. And how much prayer does as well, our Heavenly Father is always listening. I try to live my faith as my Mormor (Grandmother) always did by being an example to members and non-members of the love and forgiveness of our Savior.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Serena Seychelle Parker
Because even those who have already passed on to the spirit world but have not yet been baptized by the proper authority need salvation. And in order to live with their families for time and all eternity they too, need to be baptized and cleansed of their sins. Show more Show less