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Hi I'm Ariel

I started going to college at age 16. Half of my family is deaf, I'm fluent in American Sign Language. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of 5 kids. My youngest brother and maternal grandparents are deaf. I'm going to college for my Bachelor's Degree and want to certify to interpret for the deaf throughout the nation. I also want to teach deaf kids as a specialized teacher. My husband and I were married Spring 2012 and are looking forward to starting a family. I'm excited to share with them all the things that I love: playing the piano, reading anything, but my favorite are mystery novels, and baking (especially banana bread and cookies!)

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church and because of that, I leaned on my parents testimony for almost 18 years without knowing it. As I got older, started doing things on my own, and making my own mistakes, I started to gain my own testimony. I had a particularly troubling time about 3 years ago. I started to doubt my eternal identity and worth. I was not on my best behavior and I suffered emotionally and spiritually because of it. Without the Gospel, I would've continued down that path and been miserable for long time. My testimony is still growing everyday. I know that I am a beloved daughter of God and that Jesus Christ loves me.

How I live my faith

I've had lots of responsibilities in the Church, but my favorite is being the pianist for opening and closing songs during meetings. My current responsibility is to decorate the bulletin board in one of the classrooms. Visiting Teaching is has always been difficult for me to do, however, with a supportive husband and friendly sisters, I have learned that the teaching aspect of visiting teaching is just as much for my benefit as it is for the sisters I visit.