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Hi I'm Arielle

Born and raised in New Hampshire! I'm a missionary serving in Houston Texas. I love life and I am a mormon.

About Me

I've picked up the nickname Little Mermaid, because I love to sing and swim, plus I have red hair and blue eyes. Before my mission call, I was a sophomore at Brigham Young University Idaho, where I was preparing to apply for the Nursing Program. I also coached swim team and played soccer for as many teams as I could. For me, family is the most important thing in my life. I have two awesome parents, and older sister and brother, and a younger brother, as well as my dog, Jamaica, and they are my best friends. Growing up, I didn't live near many members and it was hard to find people who had the same standards as me, but through it all my family was always there and that has made all the difference in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

My reason for being mormon used to be that I was born into it. It wasn't until later, that I made it a conscious part of my life. In high school, I was a member surrounded by 5,000 non members. I kept my religious beliefs to myself for fear of what people might think. Very few people knew I was a mormon and even fewer actually knew what that meant. I was firm in what I believed but I never really shared it with others. After starting college I bumped into a friend from middle school who was taking the discussions from the missionaries. She started telling me all about the Church and was surprised when I told her I was already a member and had always been one. I started talking to her about the gospel and a couple weeks later was blessed to see her baptized. After her confirmation, she told me that she wished she had found the gospel sooner and I felt guilty. I made a resolution then and there to gain my own testimony, and to never again be afraid to share what I believed. Throughout my life, I have felt the blessings that come with having the gospel in my life. I have also felt the blessing that come through sharing the gospel. I saw my testimony grow as I grew closer to my heavenly Father and Savior. I am not perfect, not even close. But I know that through Jesus Christ and His example, I can become perfect and with it, find eternal joy. I know our Savior loves each of us and wants us to come unto Him by being like Him. I no longer tell people that mormonism is just something I was born into. I tell them that I am a mormon because of parents who taught me by righteous example, the Savior who gave His life for me, the prophet Joseph Smith who restored the Gospel, the current prophet who loves and leads selflessly, the Holy Ghost who guides me daily, the scriptures that teach me the word of God, and because I have a testimony that this church is true. This knowledge is the greatest gift I have to give others. This is who I am and I am proud to say that I am a mormon.

How I live my faith

I have been a member my entire life, but it wasn't until after high school that I really understood what that meant. I am blessed with parents who are so sure of their faith that it was easy for me to just rely on their testimonies. But, when I went away to college, I learned pretty fast that I needed to find my own testimony, or I would never really know who I was. I started praying for guidance and revelation to know that this was the true Gospel. I'll never forget the peace that I felt and I knew at that moment, that I was part of something amazing; the true church of Jesus Christ. It was soon after that I decided that I wanted to serve a full time mission when I was 21 (3 years away). At first, I was so sure that nothing anyone said could make me think a mission wasn't for me. After about a year, I started dating and was told by many that marriage could be the mission that I was meant for. Feeling uneasy, I realized I had never really prayed to know whether serving a mission was part of God's plan for me or not. This being that partly, I was stubborn in thinking that I knew what was best for me and the other part being that I was afraid that He would tell me I wasn't supposed to serve a mission. That night, I knelt by my bed and told the Lord that I was ready to do what ever He wanted, all I needed was a push in the right direction. The next day was October 2012 Conference. I was in bed sick, so my roommate was taking notes for me. All of a sudden I heard her scream. She raced into my room with tears in her eyes. Worried, I asked her what was wrong. She said that the age had been changed to 19. She didn't need to explain, because I knew. I knew that this was the answer I had been waiting for; I was going to be a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I will be serving the people of South Houston Texas, Spanish speaking, where I am blessed to share that which has been the best gift in my life, the Gospel and my testimony of its truth.

What do Mormons believe about family?

We believe that families are a very important part of our religion. We believe that God loves us so much that He did not want us to be here alone so He gave us families to nurture and guide us. We also believe that God loves us so much that He wants us to be with our families after death and that through the temple, we can be sealed to our families for eternity. Show more Show less