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Hi I'm Ari

I love to make music and people laugh. I'm serving a mission in the Albanian/Kosovo area for 18 months and I'm a mormon.

About Me

I'm currently a missionary serving in the Adriatic South mission. I have two younger, beautiful sisters and a pair of outstanding parents. I love my family more than anything. Before coming on my mission I was a college student at Brigham Young University studying International Relations. I love to read books and analyze movies. I absolutely love music. I enjoy creating new music with my friends. Whether it's with a piano, a guitar, or my voice, I know music is directly translated from the spirit. I also love to travel. I love to learn about different countries, cultures, and languages from all over the world. I especially love learning about Christ and what His gospel entails. I love to better myself and uplift those around me. I love to see people from all walks of life transform into what they are meant to, all through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As a missionary, a Mormon, and a human being, I find great joy and comfort through following the path of my Savior. I find even greater joy in helping lead others to it. I love all that life has to offer because it is magnified by my Father in Heaven and His Son, Jesus Christ. In Them I find that who I truly am is magnified and my purpose here is clear.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I believe in Jesus Christ. I believe that He is my Savior and that by following His teachings, I will become a better sister, daughter, friend, citizen, and human in this life. I am a Mormon because I have a testimony and conviction that Joseph Smith Jr. received an answer to his prayer about God. I know that His answer was the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ as it truly was, is, and will be forever, what we know as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I believe that God still lets His children know what He wants of them through a Latter-Day Prophet. I believe that we can know Heavenly Father on a personal and very real level, that we can pray to Him always and that He listens. I have seen my joy fullilled in His Church. I rejoice in the knowledge that my family will be together forever. I'm a Mormon because I know that God loves the entire world, that he wants us to succeed. I'm a Mormon because I know my trials have a purpose. I'm a Mormon because I know who I am as a Daughter of God. I'm a Mormon because I know Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving a mission. As a missionary I invite others to come unto Christ. As missionaries, it is our duty to love and serve as Christ loves and serves. I get to hear about who people are and what their concerns are. I live my faith by listening to others and helping them recognize their own relationship with a loving God. I live my faith by becoming more Christ-like. I live by action, not just by belief. I live by reading my scriptures, praying to my Heavenly Father, promising God certain things, and by obeying His commandments. I live by loving others and caring for their needs. I live my faith by offering up my own talents and gifts so that others might find joy in their life as I constantly find joy in mine. I live my faith by working hard to do what is right and to actively seek truth. I work to always be able to help others and through that, I am strengthened and uplifted also. I live my faith by challenging my faith.