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Hi I'm Sharon

I'm a twin! I love to watch cartoons and play video games and just be happy. I've seen other countries, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm not really good at this blog/profile kinda stuff, so let's see how this goes... I am pretty much your average 19 year old girl, except for a few things. I have an awesome twin sister and a younger brother, both of whom I love very much. I'm half Chilean, so my dad's side of the family is in Chile. I was an foreign exchange student to France when I was 16, and I traveled to a few other countries while I was in Europe. I'm preparing to serve a Mormon mission to help invite other people to feel the joy and happiness the Gospel brings into my life. Besides all that, I'm fairly normal. I graduated high school, I play trumpet and I sing in choir. I like to play video games like Kingdom Hearts and I love to watch Looney Tunes. I just like to do things that make me happy, you know? :)

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Both of my parents were converts to the church. While I was growing up, I went to church every Sunday, did what my parents said I should be doing, and I thought that that was how everyone lived. It wasn't until I was about 16 years old that I finally found my own testimony. It was kinda hard, having the Gospel in my life my whole life, I didn't know any better, I didn't know anything different, so how could I find a testimony? How could I compare my life before and after the church if I'd had it my whole life? But I did, I did find my testimony. It was at Girls Camp, which is when the girls ages 12-18 and the Young Women leaders in all of the surrounding cities of the church in a particular area go camping for about a week. I was old enough to be a Youth Camp Leader (YCL), having finished 4 years of Girls Camp, I could now teach the younger girls the things they needed to learn and do to be certified for that year of camp. All the YCLs stood together one night and we sang a song entitled "Daughter of a King," relating to the theme of being princesses in our Father's kingdom. When we sang that song, I just felt an overwhelming love. I loved all of those girls singing with me, I loved the younger girls we taught, I loved the leaders who put so much time and effort into putting on camp for us each year, and I could feel that our Heavenly Father loved us all. SOO so much. I had grown up being told that I was a child of God, but it wasn't until that moment that I finally felt it. I knew it, for a fact, it was not just something my parents told me. It was true. He loves me, and He loves everyone. He loves us all, even when we fall off the path back to Him, when we mess up, He loves us and wants what is best for us. He knows us, as individuals, because we are all special to Him. I know that, and I testify that to be so so true. That knowledge means the world to me.

How I live my faith

I have been a member of the Church my entire life, so "living my faith" was just kinda growing up. The things I was taught when I was young are the morals and values I cherish now. When I was in high school, I liked to volunteer and help people in church or at school. Every Wednesday when the youth met together, we would plan activities to do for the rest of the Wednesdays of the next few weeks or months. Some of the best times we had was helping someone in the community move or weed their yard, or any kind of service really. Now that I'm older, I help teach in Primary, which is sort of like Sunday School for 3-12 year-olds. I started with the Sunbeams, or 3 year old kids, and now I'm with that same class of children as they turn 4 and 5. It's hard sometimes, when they don't listen and I feel like I'm just wasting my time, but they make me so happy and the things I teach them are so true and important, it makes it all worth it.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Sharon
We live in a way that makes us happy. I mean, we're a happy people because we know that our Father in Heaven has a plan for us, for each of us individually, and that gives us purpose in life. We strive to serve others and to "invite others to come unto Christ" so that they may as well have the same happiness and joy we experince each day. We pray everyday, multiple times a day, and we worship our Lord and Savior, but not just on Sundays. On the Sabbath, we go to church to partake of the sacrement, which helps us to remember our baptismal covenants, or promises with God: that we will take upon ourselves the name of Jesus Christ, that we will always remember Him, and keep the commandments that He has given us, and in return, He promises to bless us with the Holy Ghost. We live the gospel of Jesus Christ and desire everyone everywhere to do that same, because we know how happy life is with it. Show more Show less