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Hi I'm Simona Richardson

I'm from Utah. I love being with my friends and family, but for now I'm on a mission in Richmond, Virginia. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I went to college for a semester and started studying Pre-Nursing, then changed my mind. When the Prophet announced in October the age change for missionaries, it was perfect timing. I had just turned 19 two weeks earlier and I hadn't been sure what to do the next semester. So I started working on my mission papers and I got my call at the end of January. I always knew that I wanted to serve a mission, but now it's just 2 years earlier than I expected! I love American Sign Language. I was the president for the ASL Club when I was in High School. I also play the saxophone, clarinet, and piano. I love music, listening to and making it.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the LDS Church and have continued going to church even after graduating from High School. I love going to church because I know it's what God wants me to do. Last summer, I had a job where I had to work quite a few Sundays. I hated it because I didn't get to go to church. When I go to church I feel like I'm doing what's right and being a good person. I also feel good about myself when I go to church. I know that this is the true church. Whenever I share my testimony or go to church and participate, I feel the Spirit. I don't even know how to describe what the Spirit feels like. I just feel warm and good inside. I feel like nothing can hurt me and nothing bad will happen to me. Simply, I feel loved. The Spirit lets me know, by giving me that good feeling, that this is the truth and I need to follow its teachings. I love this gospel and my Savior Jesus Christ. I know that He died for me that my sins may be forgiven and I may live with God again. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

How I live my faith

I am a missionary and am happy to be able to serve the Lord. I live my faith in every way I can and still be normal. I attend church and pray and read my scriptures every day. Because I have the opportunity to and am able to serve a mission, I decided that I should show my faith by serving the Lord. It had been a great experience so far and will only get better!!