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Hi I'm Ivy

I am a writer. I am a photographer. I am learning to play the mandolin! I'm a mormon :)

About Me

I am a college student and I major in communications and international studies. I write and take pictures for the university. I am a native Spanish speaker, and it secretly bugs me that people can't tell. hehe I love my culture and I love my family. I am so blessed and sometimes I forget how blessed I am. But, I love the feeling that I get after it seems like I've hit rock bottom, and remember the experiences and the people that have made my life an incredible ride so far. I enjoy discovering new music. I love creating great memories with friends and family. I love hearing others' stories because I love how much we can learn from each other and how much influence we can have in one another's lives. I like to get involved with whatever lets me be creative and makes other people smile. I want to become the person Heavenly Father wants me to be.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because I know this church is true. I chose to be a member of the church when I was 13 after I said no to baptism for almost a year when my mom became a member on her own after meeting my now step-dad who brought the gospel into my family. I asked Heavenly Father if what I was being taught was true, and he gave me an answer, a feeling of peace and unmistakable truth. He gives me the same answer every time I go to church on Sunday, every time I read the scriptures, and every time I pray. I know that the church was restored for me. I love the gospel and I am so grateful to have it in my life.

How I live my faith

I teach the 6-7 year old CTR primary class in my ward and I'm also a young women advisor. It is so much fun trying to get through a lesson with the primary and hearing their testimonies as they participate in class. I love serving the young women because they are precious to Heavenly Father and I was just in their shoes not too long ago. I will be serving a full time18-month long mission in 3 months in Joao Pessoa, Brazil. I am so excited for this opportunity that I've been blessed with! I am looking forward to serving the people of Brazil and sharing the gospel with them. I love service, it is one of my favorite ways to live my faith.