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Hi I'm Sophia

I'm half-Japanese. I love fashion. I am preparing to serve an LDS mission in Hawaii. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town in Idaho, to just about the only Japanese family around. My parents were both raised in the LDS church and I can see how it has benefited their lives. When I was little, my family struggled financially. But somehow, my parents made it work—with daily prayer and scripture study, they planted little seeds within my sisters and me. I love my family. They love and support me and I like to think that I do the same for them. When I'm with them, I feel like I belong. I love my friends. They are very much like my family when my family isn't around. I can have so much fun and I learn so much from them. I love fashion. I love make-up. I love clothes. I love doing hair. I am a girly-girl. I know sometimes these can be considered "wordly" things, but having some style and appreciating art is how I look at it. As long as I am keeping it modest, I think it is fine. Above all, I love my religion. I absolutely know it is true. To be honest, if I doubted that is was true, I probably would not be living the standards. But I have felt the spirit and have received many blessing from it. It has guided and taught me many things. I am a happier person because of it. Without a doubt.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon. I am a Mormon because I know that this gospel is true. I love every principle and commandment, and if I struggle, I know I can find a way to make it better. I love my Savior, Jesus Christ. He died for me, so I could have the opportunity to live with my Father in Heaven again. I know He suffered for me, and He knows exactly what I am going through, even when it seems like no one else knows how it feels, He is there to love and comfort me. I know that Joseph Smith is a true prophet and that he translated the Book of Mormon. The book that is the keystone of this religion and that has helped me with so much in my life. I have a testimony of the Book of Mormon and I absolutely know that it is true. Without a doubt, I would not be here writing this if I didn't believe or know that the Book of Mormon was true. I know that the Prophet, Thomas S. Monson is the president of the church today and that he leads and guides us through the power of our Father in Heaven. I will do all that I can to live with Him again, and I know that I have all the tools on this earth to do so. I love this gospel. That is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

How do I live my faith? It is simply said, but hard at times- I won't lie about that. Going to church, reading the scriptures, and daily prayer are the very basics of it all. If I am doing those things I can go from there. But just doing the basics has proven not to be enough. I like to serve others and help them. It is something that I think I benefit from more then the people I am helping. Is that a bad way of looking at it? It's simple: when you do something right, you feel great. Service is another way that I live my faith. Following the commandments and setting standards are absolutely vital to my faith. When I review the promises I have made with the Lord, I realize how much more I could be doing. And then it's like BAM! My faith is tested. Same with setting standards. I set a standard and BOOM! That standard is tested and I really have to rely on my faith to keep from straying from the commandments or bending my standards. But practice makes perfect, yes? All in all, I practice faith by doing the basic things- the foundation. Then I start framing it with service, making sure that I fulfill all the callings that I receive. Then I begin to solidify my faith by making sure a follow all the commandments and set my standards. Then I have my little house of faith, that I live in.