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Hi I'm Anastasia Zaharioudaki

Kia ora, Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, and Bonjour! I'm from NZ, i love to travel, dance, speak french. Yea... I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I'm smiley and positive, half Greek and half Maori girl born in the awesome island of the Pacific Ocean called New Zealand! ... I love to live a happy life and like to be surrounded by my friends and family. I love to laugh, dance, play the ukulele and other instruments. I also love to smile! Learning new languages to communicate with others is a passion of mine, i particularly love to speak french which i learnt 5 years in high school and i want to travel to Samoa one day too so i am in progress of learning the Samoan language, i love it!. My goal in life at the moment is to serve a full time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints!

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in the church has nurtured me in a way where i have been able to develop a concrete foundation that helps me with my choices every day. I learn that when times are hard you do not need to fear because the Saviour is by our side all the time. He is always there for us.

How I live my faith

I love the gospel and everything about it. I'm currently preparing to serve a full time mission for the church, which i have always wanted to do since i was a little girl. I grew up in the church with my mum who i commend as she was the first in my family to join the church after being introduced to the gospel one rainy day by the sister missionaries and she was later baptised a few months after. I'm so grateful that she has been so strong in the church, as being part of the gospel has taught me so much, how to be a better person and to love our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Growing up i've been blessed to have been taught from the scriptures and to attend seminary every morning for 4 years, wow! My love for the Book of Mormon and the Bible along side it have increased as i attended seminary and i now feel ready to share that with others on my misson. I am glad to have the gospel in my life because I am so happy when i live it.

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Anastasia Zaharioudaki
"And other sheep I have which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd." John 10:16 After Christ's crucifixion, he was resurrected and then he blessed the people in Bethany (luke 24: 50 - 52) and was lifted into Heaven. The time of his absence in Jerusalem is the time when he appeared in North America. He didn't just ascend into heaven and stay there, but he went and visited other nations so that he could teach them, and help them to know the gospel, because he loved them too, and the gospel was to be for every nation in every corner of the World to hear. (John 10:16) The Book of Mormon testifies of this, that Jesus healed their sick and blessed their children, and that he called disciples and organized the church in the America's. (3 Nephi 11:18, 12:1-2) The Book of Mormon really does testify of Jesus Christ. There is evidence in the Book of Mormon where it talks about the bible (1 Nephi 20-29, 40-41, 3 nephi 23:1, 2 Nephi 29:3-14, Mormon 7:8-9) and where the Bible talks of the Book of Mormon (John 10:16, Isaiah 29:4, 11-18) and together they both serve as testaments of Christ. Show more Show less

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Anastasia Zaharioudaki
There are many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Saints in all parts of the World and if you ever meet one or are friends with a member or know of someone who is a member, you can feel free to ask them any questions you like, they will be happy to answer and share! There are also the missionaries, who are representatives of the church who can also teach you if you are interested in learning more. The missionaries are the ones that wear the tags :D Show more Show less

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Anastasia Zaharioudaki
The 'Mormon' name comes The Book of Mormon, which was a nickname given us because we believe in the Book of Mormon as another testament of Jesus Christ that goes hand in hand with the Bible. Although we are frequently called Mormons there is a reason why we like to correct the name to our official name of our church 'The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' In 1838, the Prophet Joseph Smith was told in a revelation that our Church should officially be called The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This is because 'The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' carries out His name, and, we of course believe Jesus Christ is the central figure in all of our worship. As for 'Latter-day Saints', members of the Christian Church anciently were called Saints (see Acts 9:32, Ephesians 2:19, Philippians 1:1). They were former-day Saints. We are the Latter-day Saints. Therefore, Mormon is really just a nickname which is a lot easier to say. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Anastasia Zaharioudaki
Yes, we are! Our church is based upon the teachings of Jesus Christ founded in the Bible and in the Book of Mormon - which is another testament of Jesus Christ. Our purpose is to strive to become like Him as much as we can. We believe that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer, our brother, our Leader, the living Son of the living God... We embrace His atonement and accept Jesus Christ. We, of course, are Christians. Show more Show less