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Hi I'm Angela

I am a nursing school student and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a nursing student--nearly a registered nurse! I have focused most of my life to achieving this--I find the science just so incredibly fascinating, and I have always had a strong passion and desire to help those around me. My mom has been in a wheel chair my whole life due to a chronic disease called Multiple Sclerosis. As a child it was challenging for me to watch her slowly lose her abilities, but helping her and living through that experience has made me the person I am today. I think it is my experience with her that has made me so passionate about health care--strengthening the physically and spiritually afflicted. I know that someday she will be able to walk again and the hardship we have faced can be healed through the atonement of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up was challenging--my mother was diagnosed with a chronic illness just before I was born that slowly took away her abilities until she could only move one finger. It was hard to feel that I was losing my mom and even harder to watch her cry as she lost the ability to do things she once could. I often wondered why we had to suffer that way--I saw other children with moms who could do their hair or tuck them into bed, and I found myself desperately searching for hope. My mom developed pressure sores, and we were told she would not live to the end of the year. Members of the church who were Hospice nurses recognized our family's desperate situation and offered to come several times a week to help. They brought light back into our home. They taught us how to care for my mom's bedsores and became great friends; but the greatest difference they made was demonstrating pure, Christ-like service. Though I was a member my whole life, their example taught me the real life-changing power that Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints brings into the lives it touches. Turning to my Father in Heaven, I have found that through the atonement of Jesus Christ, all the concerns and challenges we face can be overcome, and we can heal from them. We may face difficult, seemingly insurmountable trials in this life, but our Heavenly Father designed for us a plan of happiness that enables us to find eternal joy and peace. As we repent, are baptized, receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, and endure to the end, we can find comfort in the arms of our Savior and return to live with him and our Heavenly Father once again. The gospel has brought me peace and healing, hope and faith, and a sure and personal testimony of a Father in Heaven who loves us and is aware of us. As we turn to Him, He will bless us and help us to overcome the struggles we face. The Church of Jesus Christ provides a sure way to peace and happiness. I personally testify it is true.

How I live my faith

As a nursing student, I frequently work at the hospitals in my area. I work with those who are suffering from the pain of death as well as those who are celebrating new life. In these positions I strive to serve as Christ would if he were in my place. Though I cannot bring up the gospel, I try to focus on the needs of those around me, and lift those who have lost the hope and faith to keep going. I have had the opportunity to teach other young women in church about gospel topics to help strengthen faith in Christ and develop stronger will to follow him and center our lives on our Savior through repentance, baptism, the gift of the holy ghost, and enduring to the end. These experiences have strengthened my faith and trust in Heavenly Father and His awareness and love for me and all of His children.