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Hi I'm Guia Dawn Soleta Cowley

I grew up in the beautiful island of Cavite, Philippines. I am married to my best friend. We love hiking, skiing and backpacking.

About Me

I am the second to the eldest of four children. I grew up in the beautiful sunny island of Cavite, Philippines. I have wonderful parents and three beautiful sisters. My youngest sister is currently serving a mission in the Philippines. My parents are serving a full time service missionary in Manila Temple. I studied Fashion Design and Merchandising in Manila, Philippines, and moved to New York, Manhattan, to get a certificate. I love traveling, swimming, sports, playing musical instruments like the piano and violin. Creativity is my talent. I also love to cook, bake, paint, draw, design and create unique ideas. Being Creative is my passion and I love it. I served a mission in California Rancho Cucamonga Mission and I can say it's the best decision that I've ever did. I love to smile and make people laugh. Whenever I see people smiling it makes my day. I come up to realize the beauty of the world and the plan of happiness. Every time I see people I see them as a child of God and how we are all sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father. I married to Andy Cowley, my best friend in Salt Lake Temple 2016. When I was little we have a photo of Salt Lake Temple in our home and I remember thinking how beautiful Salt Lake Temple is, it's like a castle. It's a dream come true. Before I met him I wasn't an outdoor person but now we love to go on a hike, backpacking, camping, skiing, swimming. Living in Utah makes it accessible for us to enjoy the nature and live healthy.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because there's nothing that could bring happiness & excitement into my life than to have an opportunity to be a missionary. I love to serve the Lord. I am very blessed to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am very thankful for that. I was born in the covenant. My parents were married in the Manila Philippines Temple. By their wonderful examples, my sisters & I grew up to become Christ-like. We obey the commandments of the Lord, that's the reason why our family is so strong spiritually. Families can be together forever. I know that our purpose in life is to find joy, happiness and peace. I am a Mormon because I have unique talents that Heavenly Father gave me that I can share to those people that surrounds me. I enjoy the blessings of it & I am very thankful for it. I love to serve & doing good to others it makes me happy and good. Jesus Christ set the example for us by serving, performing miracles & helping people around him. He wants us to follow him. I am a Mormon because God sent me here on earth & to know the importance of life & what matter most. I know that our purpose in life is to get a physical body, to enjoy the blessings that He gave us here on earth, to experience happiness, joy, trials and challenges in life. He gave us that so that we can exercise our agency & because of that He will know if we will follow Him or not. If we do follow Him & strive to live righteously we can live with Him someday. I can't wait to live with my Heavenly Father someday and to be home. That my purpose here on earth is to be with Him someday.

How I live my faith

Our life here on earth is the most wonderful thing that God gave us. I love to enjoy the blessings that God gave us. Every morning each time i wake up I always kneel down and pray to my Heavenly father how I am so thankful that he gave me another life to be a better person and to enjoy the blessings that he gave me. Our life will not be perfect but The Lord trust me to live righteously and he expects me to be obedient and to work harder. I love to Enjoy the beauty of Life. My faith and my testimony increased. I have a strong faith that Heavenly Father loves me so much. One of His way that He shows His love is that He sent His son Jesus Christ here on earth to atone for our sins. He is perfect and through His atonement we can be forgiven. I come to realize that putting LOVE first in everything that we do, say and act it helped me to realize the importance of life. I also decided to serve a mission because I wanted to be faithful and worthy for my husband and for my future family. I know that one of the ways that we can show our love to God is by showing our faith in Him. We have to exercise our faith in Him everyday by reading scriptures, praying, going to church. I have a strong testimony that this church is true and it's the Lord's kingdom that has been restored by God through Prophet Joseph Smith. Our Savior lives and He loves us. It's amazing that I have the opportunity to share my testimony to people that I contacted with everyday and it always makes me feel good. I know that I am not perfect but the Lord trust me to work hard, to be obedient and to keep his commandments. I truly believe that if we are obedient the Lord will bless us. I love using my time effectively, wisely and productively so that in the long run I will leave no regrets in life and be the best person that I can be.