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Hi I'm Diana

I grew up in northern Virginia, and - you guessed it! - I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in northern Virginia ( I say northern because anyone who's lived in Virginia knows - northern Virginia is very different from the rest of Virginia), and still love it there. Even though I now go to school in Utah, which is beautiful, I'll take trees over mountains. In high school I played french horn for the concert band and mellophone (it's okay if you've never heard of it) for the marching band. I also sprinted, hurdled, long jumped, and pole vaulted for the track team. I loved all of it, but am now taking it easier in college. I am currently studying Athletic Training, with the plan to eventually become a physical therapist. I'm an extroverted introvert, as in I love people and talking to people, but I also very much need my alone time. Oh, and I also love old things. Old people are pretty cool too. Stick me in an antique shop though, and I will be happy. I love life, family, friends, and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Most of all, I love my Heavenly Father, who has provided this all for me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church, but at some point I, like everyone else, had to decide whether or not I wanted to stay. I grew up keeping the commandments, and had noticed the happiness it brought to my life. So many problems my friends were going through, I didn't have to go through. Additionally, the Plan of Salvation and other teachings of the gospel made sense to me. I remember when I was about fourteen or fifteen wondering whether or not I really had a testimony of the gospel. I had heard so many stories of these amazing conversion stories, and I thought that because I hadn't had such a moment I didn't have a testimony. I began to pray about it, but even before I could finish I got this feeling - like a gentle slap to the forehead - that, duh, I had a testimony. So I may not have a cool conversion story, or even one moment I can point to that was my testimony maker, but I do have a testimony. I have a testimony that we truly are children of our Father in Heaven, and that He loves us. He loves us dearly, and has provided a way, through his Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, that we may become clean and re-enter into his presence. I have come to this testimony slowly and gently, through diligent attempts to do what is right with an open heart and ready mind.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith everyday in the way that I treat other people, read my scriptures, and pray, to name a few. I also fulfill other roles within the church such as teaching and visiting other members within the congregation (mostly the women so far). Soon I will also put my schooling and other parts of my life on hold for 18 months as I serve as a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ukraine. As such, I will act as a representative of Jesus Christ as I look to share His gospel message, and serve those around me.