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Hi I'm Stephanie Luna

I'm a student at UCLA. I love nature and am passionate about mental health! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I served my mission in Charlotte, North Carolina. Shortly afterwards I resumed my studies at UCLA. I am currently studying Sociology. I enjoy studying sociology because it is the study of social behavior. Studying sociology has given me greater insight as to how society perceives mental health. When I am not studying, I enjoy doing anything that involves family and nature because it is a constant reminder of God's love for me. I also am a very active person. My favorite thing to do is complete 5K races with my entire family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I have prayed to know if the Book of Mormon is true. This is the foundation of my testimony - that Jesus Christ is my Savior and because He loves me, you, and all his children he has restored his church in these latter-days. You may be asking yourself how the Book of Mormon is even relevant to Jesus Christ, but trust me it is! The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ and together with the Bible it has allowed me to comprehend God's plan and the purpose of this life. This life is not an easy life, there are calamities, pains, and unjust actions throughout the world, but through it all I know God never deserts us. He loves me and for that very exact reason he sent his son Jesus Christ to save us from sin and death. I am grateful for this knowledge.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by striving to make right choices daily. I am not perfect by any means, in fact I make mistakes on a daily basis, but I do think it's important to recognize that not only are these learning experiences, it's also an opportunity to humble ourselves before God and improve our character through repentance. One of my favorite quotes is by an apostle in our church, Elder David A. Bednar, who says, "Knowing that the gospel is true is the essence of a testimony, consistently being true to the gospel is the essence of conversion." I love this quote because it reminds me that although having a testimony of our Savior Jesus Christ is important, what's perhaps more important is consistently striving to do what is right because ultimately this combined with our testimony enables our spiritual progression.