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Hi I'm Claudia Andrea Macias

I grew up in the United States. I love learning and expanding my knowledge. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love playing the Violin, playing Tennis, and math! Currently, I am serving a full time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am dedicating the next year and a half to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the people of Russia. I know his Gospel brings happiness, hope, peace, and direction.

Why I am a Mormon

At age 15 I pleaded to be enrolled in catholic church classes but my parents would always justify a reason not to. I was unaware that they were experiencing spiritual challenges of their own with the Catholic Church. After months of long nights on my knees praying for a way to get closer to Heavenly Father, an individual, unaware of my spiritual struggles, introduced me to the church. At first it was out of sheer curiosity that I listened, yet something within me needed to know more. Upon going to church I learned where I came from and where I’m headed. Perhaps the most important discovery was the fact that I am a daughter of Heavenly Father who loves me. I knew that it was him who ultimately guided me to finding his church. I realized how many times he tended my needs and the blessing it was for him to send my savior, Jesus Christ, to atone for my sins. I prayed and asked Heavenly Father if I was in the right place. He answered. After recieving his answer, I prayed daily because I wanted to be sure. The more I prayed the more I felt the spirit whisper it was true. I know his church is restored on earth today. I know we are human and all make mistakes but he has provided a way to be better and correct those mistakes. I know the words in the Book of Mormon are true- the peace and Christ like attributes learned are amazing. I know that I am a daughter of Heavenly Father who loves me and I love him. And all this I say, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I am serving as a representative of Jesus Christ in the Novosibirk Russia Mission.