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Hi I'm Aileen

I'm an author and video gamer. I graduated from the Citizens' Police Academy. I want to be an FBI Agent. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm going to college. My parents are divorced. I have a foster brother, a half brother, two step brothers, and two step sisters. I love to make others laugh. I'm trying to teach myself to read Arabic, Russian, Portuguese, Italian, German, French, Japanese, and Chinese. I speak Spanish somewhat fluently; I'm better at writing in Spanish. I love reading and learning. I was inactive in the church for about a year, but I never stopped believing. I had moved five times by the time I was eleven. I've been to over half the states in the U.S. I love learning about the American Civil War and reading fan fiction. I just found my place in the world.

Why I am a Mormon

Being Mormon isn't about the people, but about basic doctrine that many religions have in common. Many if not all churches have some truth, but this is the only church to have the most correct truth on the Earth. I love reading the Bible and Book of Mormon together. They fit together perfectly. Joseph Smith may have restored this gospel, but this religion is not of man. The basic doctrines of Mormonism are the same as in the Bible. This gospel makes sense. Sometimes people may confuse me, but that can not and will not change the basic doctrines of this religion. I know that in following basic church doctrine and studying the Book of Mormon and Bible, I can stand more firmly in this world and I can triumph over whatever comes my way. I'm Mormon because it makes me feel whole and at peace.

How I live my faith

I answer questions my friends and others may have. I learn about other religions so I can better understand others. I try to make others smile. I act like myself and live what I believe daily by loving my fellow man.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Miracles and my heart prove to me that God exists. I've asked God if He is there and He has let me know in my heart that He loves me. I've seen things that can't be explained. I can not believe that everything just came to be on its own. The world is too complex and yet simple to be the product of science. Life is diverse and unique. I find it hard to think that science, a process that can be repeated, created life that is so unique. If you were to raise twins in the exact same environment and with everything exactly the same, they'd still be different. Our personalities are part of our personal connection with God, that's what makes us each unique. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

A testimony is exactly that. A personal witness of what a person knows. My testimony started as a goal to become like my parents, happy. It developed with me into a proclamation that contains feelings and truth. I think of a testimony like telling someone you love them. You can give someone the world but it's nothing without pure feeling in saying, "I love you". But just saying stuff isn't enough either, one must show love through service or through gifts. A testimony contains feeling and proof. A person should act on what they believe and speak it whenever they can. Service is a chance to show you believe in Christ's example of loving your fellow man. Firmly telling someone you believe in something shows the passion you have for this knowledge. Show more Show less