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Hi I'm Josy

I'm 20. I'm Peruvian. I'm a Mormon :D

About Me

I was born and raised in New Jersey. I'm a college undergrad majoring in psychology. I love to sing, dance, and act even though I may not be good at it. I love everything about the arts and really enjoy discovering talented artists that are new to me. During my free time I enjoy jamming out to music, playing sports, playing Sudoku, making bracelets, taking naps, reading, painting my nails, or checking one of my social media sites. I love being with my family, spending time with my friends, going to church, and reading The Book of Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I am the youngest of three and the only daughter. Being the youngest, one might think that I am easily influenced by my older brothers and parents; although this has some degree of truth to it, I have always liked discovering my own likes and dislikes. One thing for sure is that I never liked when my dad would indicate how my future is "supposed" to look like. He would say, "When you're older you are going to serve a mission, become a doctor, and then when you're 40 you can start dating." Of course being only seven years old, I thought my dad was crazy whenever he told me this. Being that young, my thoughts were, "Nope, I am not doing any of those." Many say that as a kid, they already knew that they were going to serve as a missionary. Personally, I never had that desire until I was truly converted as a Mormon, which was not too long ago. Growing up in a Spanish-speaking ward when my first language was English meant that I didn't come to a true understanding of many of the gospel teachings until I was a teenager. Before then, church to me was a Sunday-only lifestyle. As a teenager, I wanted to see if the church was true for myself. So I began studying the scriptures while seeking for truth when one night, while I was praying, I was overcome by this feeling of happiness, love, peace, and certainty that I was in the true church of Jesus Christ. As many of my friends were serving missions or preparing to serve one, I too felt the desire to share this happiness I've received by being a Mormon. I've come to the realization that my dad had a point about me serving a mission and although I do not want to become a medical doctor, I do have aspirations to get my PhD in a psychological study sometime in the future. However, I do hope that by the time I am 40 I will be long done with dating and enjoying the company of my future family. Although I grew up in the gospel but wasn't converted until later on in life, I love being a Mormon for it has truly blessed my life.

How I live my faith

I love helping others whenever I can! Since high school, I have done multiple hours of community service and found that there is no greater love than to serve others. When I help others in need a spirit of love and gratitude is certainly present. Currently, I am serving as the second counselor of the primary where I get to work as a teacher and leader over the children in my ward. It astonishes me how so much faith can be in such young beings. Seeing them engaged to learn more about the doctrines about the church and share their feelings towards the Savior and our Heavenly Father never ceases to strengthen my faith. Additionally, I am preparing to serve as a full-time sister missionary. I have been called to serve in the Guatemala Guatemala City Central Mission and leave to the MTC in July. I study my scriptures and pray on a daily basis trying to keep the influence of the Holy Ghost with me to help guide me throughout my day. I live my faith by serving others and trying to become the best follower of Christ that I can be.