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Hi I'm Lapu

I love black jellybeans. I have a great relationship with food! I love playing Sports. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up Catholic, but went to a Baptist school. Softball and running is my stress reliever; eating, listening to music and watching tv is my ME-time; and working and going to movies is my family time. Saying “no” to ice-cream is a crime! Food analogies are genius! I feel that everyday should be better than the one before. I love to make lists. The one word that is common in the number one section in any of my lists is the word “WOW”. And serving a mission on Temple Square is "WOW"! One of my favorite sayings that I’ve learned on my mission is: “Do it! Do it right! Do it right now!”

Why I am a Mormon

On Sundays I attended the Catholic church. Weekdays, I attended a Baptist school. I am most grateful for this upbringing because I was always taught about Jesus Christ. They taught me every day that if I believed in Jesus Christ, I would be saved. From the time I was seven years old that was always in my heart. I knew that I believed in Jesus Christ, but how did I know that I was saved. Do I have to say 20 prayers? Was there an application that I had to fill out? It was a question that reverberated in my mind many times. The Book of Mormon answered this question for me. I had always felt like I was in a dark corner, but since reading the Book of Mormon I know that there is light in my corner. No matter where you are or what dark corner you’re in, the light of the gospel of Jesus Christ will reach that corner.

How I live my faith

Everyday when I wake up, I ask myself this question: How can I show my Heavenly Father that I love him? Everyday when I wake up, I ask myself this question: How can I show my Heavenly Father that I love him? I’ve served as a Young Single Adult representative and a primary teacher in my ward. Serving in these callings has allowed me to work with different people of different ages. I’ve done an elephant Christmas gift exchange with the young single adults to imitating an elephant for the primary children. Because of these callings, I’ve learned to love even more, different people of different ages. Most importantly, I’ve learned to see them all as children of a loving Heavenly Father. All these have really prepared me for the calling I have now as a full time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints.