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Hi I'm Charissa

I was born in Canada and moved to the United States when I was 9. I now attend BYU-I and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love playing the piano, singing, and playing guitar. I am in the process of learning Spanish and American Sign Language. While attending college I have received my mission call to serve in Guatemala. My parents are divorced and remarried. I have lost a brother to suicide, a grandma to illness, and an uncle to a heart attack.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the LDS Church and baptized at 8 like a lot of others. However I don't think that I was truly converted until I was 13, when my brother died and I realized something. What God would place us here on Earth in families that we grow to love if we couldn't see them again? No other church has such a philosophy or as much knowledge of the afterlife than the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I continue to follow the gospel of Christ because of the results I have received. It has made me happier and a better person. If one other person could be converted or receive my same happiness because of me, I would rejoice and consider my life a success.

How I live my faith

In my community I was a part of the Every Fifteen Minutes Program, which is a live scene with actors in a drunk driving crash scene. In school I was a misfit because I didn't do the normal (i.e. swear, drink alcohol or coffee, smoke, or get a tattoo). I was the Young Women's president during my senior year in high school over all four girls in our program. As a member of the LDS Church I have cleaned yards, windows, floors, houses, Performing Arts centers, and painted walls. While in college I have visited with other members of the LDS Church to ensure that they are taken care of and have all the support that they need.