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Hi I'm Arielle

I love pancakes and music. Smiling's my favorite. I've been called to serve. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have lived in Southern California all my life. I love hiking, positive vibes, and stargazing. I'm crazy about animals and absolutely adore my dog Charlie. I thank God each day for the incredible family he's blessed me with, they mean more than the world to me. I enjoy drawing, and am awed by the talent of the art community. Music makes me happy, especially when I am able to experience it in person. I've never tried ketchup or strawberries. I love people, and I love people who make me laugh. I want to become a veterinarian. I have an AA in Liberal Arts & Sciences, and want to go to medical school. I am currently serving a mission for this wonderful church in the British Columbia, Canada for 18 months. I love being a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

Why wouldn't I be? I honestly love this church, and the gospel it provides. I have felt no greater peace, no greater happiness than I have when being a faithful member of this church, which is why I desire so deeply to share it with others. I have a strong testimony of prayer- there have been countless times when I have asked my Heavenly Father questions, or asked him for special blessings in times of need. He answers EACH prayer in His own way and timing, we only need to do our part and simply ask! I have no doubt in my mind that my Heavenly Father loves me, that he knows me and my hopes, weaknesses, and experiences. I know He wants me to be happy and that He knows what's best for me, though what He has in store may be different than what I may have initially planned for myself. It's like what one of my favorites scriptures says, found in Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in The Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths." I trust Him with all my heart. I know He is my loving Father in Heaven, that He loved each one of us SO much that He sacrificed His son, Jesus Christ, for all those who have lived or ever will live on this earth, to be saved from the guilt of their sins and the worries that this life may bring. I know that He loves us so much, that through Joseph Smith He brought back the same church that existed while Christ walked the earth, that we have prophets today to help guide and direct us through these uncertain times. The Book of Mormon is unique to this church, yet it is just another testament of Jesus Christ. I know it is true, and that it holds so much knowledge to be learned from the experiences of those who have passed on before us. I know that this church is true, I find so much joy in it and the fact that I can be with my family, whom I love so much, for longer than forever. I am a Mormon because I choose to be happy, and I choose to find peace.

How I live my faith

The Canada Vancouver Mission has a motto: Love Serve Obey. Trusting in the Savior's love and atoning sacrifice for each one of us, and extending those blessings to others is a true act of love. I love meeting with people, listening to their personal concerns and challenges, watching their countenances change as they learn about and live the gospel of Jesus Christ. You can see an almost tangible light come into their lives as they let the Savior in. That is how we live our faith- how I live my faith. Living the gospel of Jesus Christ. Exercising faith with each new day, repenting and making the changes necessary to follow the Savior Jesus Christ by exact obedience and charity, keeping the covenants made at baptism to "...mourn with those that mourn; yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort, and to stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things..." (Mosiah 18:9). Living worthy to have the Spirit each day, and pressing forward in faithfulness. It's not easy- the world would have us do otherwise. But when we fall, we can pick ourselves back up because of Jesus Christ. We can be more grounded and more firm in our faith in Jesus Christ by doing the basics: prayer, scripture study, and regular church attendance. It's kind of funny how you never realize how important those things are until one, or all, go missing from your life. Through these basics, we are able to gain in understanding, and as we gain in understanding we will find ourselves cultivating a desire to become better, and to really live what we believe.