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Hi I'm Vianey

I came to the US not knowing the new trials I would have to confront. Now I'm a bilingual college student. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I came to the US from Mexico with my family when I was thirteen. I did not know the language, the culture or even If I was going to be accepted in school here. Sitting in a classroom and not knowing what my teachers were talking about was really hard. I knew that my parents would never let me give up and that gave me the strength to continue and never failed a class. My parents supported me and let be involved in after school programs and service projects. Thanks to all my effort and the support of my parents now almost nine years later I'm proud to be a bilingual college student. On my free time I work on projects to help my community and help High School Students to know that they can have the same opportunities I have and follow their dreams. I'm also preparing to serve a mission and helping my sisters with their personal progress. I had been a member of the church my whole life and I try to attend to all the activities and try to be a good example for others.

Why I am a Mormon

Many people believe that i'm a mormon just because my parents made me go to church every Sunday since I was born. I would like you to know that I had never been forced to come to church. I have learned that this gospel brings happiness to my life, it helps my family to stay together and I know that the leaders of the church help us and guide us to a better life. You might be wondering how we can live in such a conservative way if now days dressing modestly, having a clean body and vocabulary is not something that everyone does. Well it's easy, following the 10 commandments will always bring good consequences to our lives. We dress modestly because that shows others that we have self-respect and thats what we expect from others. Not drinking or using illegal drugs help us to have a healthy life, and trust me I learned this the hard way. My grandfather used to drink and smoke and he died when he was just 60, and if that does not sound serious well his father who did not drink or smoke lived 120 years! big difference. On my family once we tried to live without having family home evening and we found out that we were not the same and started having our family home evening again and that helped us to be even closer and keep learning more about each other. This are just little things of all the blessings we get for being part of this church. I would like to let all of you know that I know that having the gospel in my life has been the most amazing blessing I could ever ask for. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that the prophet we have now is here to guide us and keep helping us to be happy. I know that the book of mormon and the bible are the words of God as far as they are translated correctly. I know that my Heavenly Father loves me and everyone of us.

How I live my faith

Since i was just a little girl my parents started to teach me to be reverent in church and support my leaders. I gained a testimony of this gospel with every miracle I had seen during my life, I can even say that my life is a miracle. When I see the question how I live my faith the first thing that comes to my mind is trying to be a better person every day. I know that i'm not perfect but I'm so glad that we have the atonement and thanks to that we can repent and be a better person everyday. I have great memories about being in the primary, the young women program and now in my young single adults branch. I try to attend to all the activities and be on church every Sunday. As I said before now I'm even getting ready to serve a full time mission and that was one of my dreams probably since I was five. I remember on primary every time my teachers would ask who is planning to go on a mission one day? and I was always one of the first ones to raise my hand. I know that being a missionary is a big privilege and I'm so thankful for having this amazing opportunity. I had seen all the missionaries from my ward and my friends who are returned missionaries and they are a great example to me and I know that If I work hard soon I will be like them and teach the gospel to everyone that wants to listen about our Savior.