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Hi I'm Vesna

I am a Nerd, Music Aficionado and a Mormon.

About Me

My name means Goddess of Spring. In fact, the change of seasons is one of the many small details in life that I am deeply appreciative of. Any chance I have to analyze something ordinary and find the beauty in it, I'm in. I am a Mormon, but I am also a musician. Just as I believe the Gospel is true, I believe the power of music is real. No amount of science can accurately explain the electricity that travels through a human being as a song touches their heart. The only feeling comparable to that is when Heavenly Father speaks to us using the scriptures. These two special occasions are undoubtedly what has carried me up and over the mountains of mortal life. I feel the biggest sacrifice, even above leaving my family and friends, I am making as I go to serve a mission will be the choice to not listen to secular music or even use headphones for 18 months.

Why I am a Mormon

A defining moment in my life was when I was on a late night jog through my town. Somewhere along my course, with many thoughts and plans for the future racing through my head, a warmth came like lightning into my heart. Since I was a child I had prayed to know whether the religion I was practicing was true. At the most unexpected time, I had been blessed with this feeling. I might describe it as peace, love and an assurance that God was aware of me and also that there was someone known as Jesus Christ who had endured all those things I call trials. From that moment on, I could not deny their existence, neither could I negate The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' role in bringing me to that knowledge.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith (emphasis on the "try") by being involved in service. Charity is said to be the pure love of Christ and Christ is known to many as a perfect being. For me, striving to be charitable is striving to be like him. So, I constantly pray for opportunities to serve. In my local congregation, there are about 20 kids who come to church regularly. I am blessed to teach a class for 5 of those kids age 6-8. Truthfully I bribe them with generous amounts of candy to behave but considering their age, they do very well to listen and come up with their own input. Surely any teacher can agree with me when I say that the students aren't the only ones that get some learning done in the classroom. I learn a lot by observing their brightness of hope and love for things plain and unembellished. I also like to be involved with putting on activities for the teenagers in my local unit. My heart belongs to the young women of this church. If there were some way for Girl's Camp Director to be my permanent career path, I would take it. I think it is so important for young girls to know their worth and have strong bonds with God and those who truly care about them (their sisters). Even before seeking attention elsewhere. Selfishly, I just want to have an infinite number of sisters!

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Vesna
Our purpose in life is to have Joy! That is what God sent us here to experience. Upon further contemplation from me though, I realized that there is no way to know joy unless we have felt despair, and no way to feel free unless we have felt trapped at some point. So beyond just having joy, our purpose must also be to overcome opposition and sin. Which is relatively more doable with the Saviour's act of atoning for all of the sins that we have committed. Once we faithfully accept him as our saviour and strive to repent and follow him, we are starting on a path back to the father of our spirits AKA God. Show more Show less