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Hi I'm Victoria Estrada

I'm from Texas. I live in SLC, UT. I believe you can never go wrong with good company and good food, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in central Texas and in my heart I will forever be a Texan. I love me some southern hospitality and good Mexican food... and BBQ... and Blue Bell ice cream. I think you get it. I have an awesome family including my parents, two older brothers, and three little sister, They are my world! In high school I was very into sports. I played volleyball, basketball and participated in track & field. I started college SHSU in Huntsville, TX and was there for only one year before heading out to Salt Lake City to study at the LDS Business College (LDSBC). Much to my surprise, I fell in love with it. Here in Utah I have worked as a lifeguard, track coach of the county's kid team, and a nanny. I love kids. This fuels my desire to become a Speech Language Pathologist one day and provide speech therapy for children. I plan to study at Utah State after returning from serving as a missionary for 18 months in the Canada Calgary Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I was lucky enough to have been born into an LDS family. I think the reason that I am a Mormon today is pretty simple. I am a Mormon because when it comes down to it, it makes me happy. In all honestly, it doesn't all make sense to me and I know there is a lot that I don't understand but when I do the things that I've been taught all my life, and when I surround myself with other people who hold themselves to the same standard, life is better. It hasn't always been easy and I am in no way perfect, but I know that no worldly pleasures can compete with the salvation and eternal blessings that come through living the way God wants us to.

How I live my faith

I really enjoy be active at church. I like to be involved and feel like I am doing my part, no matter how big or small that part may be. I have been the president of my Sunday school class many times between the ages of 12-18. I liked getting to help plan activities for my classmates and reaching out to make sure everyone felt included. I had the opportunity as a senior in high school to lead the congregational hymns each week and I learned so much from that. My freshman year of college I was asked to be one of the teacher of my class of fellow college-aged single women. Those girls taught me a lot about faith and definitely strengthened my testimony by being an example to me. I never felt there was much for me to teach them. Recently I served on a welcoming committee in my congregation of young single adults and I love this position because I got to meet so many new interesting people as they moved into the area. I love meeting new people and making friends. Everyone has a story to tell and I love to hear them. Beginning tomorrow (2/27/13) I will begin my service and a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I will be spreading the word of God, the message of the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and His love. I am eager to contribute to the work that needs to be done and I can't wait to share the happiness that comes when living in the ways of the gospel.