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Hi I'm Elena

I am a writer. When I graduate from college I want to be an editor. I love music and I love people. I am a Mormon. :)

About Me

I am a currently a college student. I have finished 2 semesters and am taking a break to go on a mission. I am studying English, emphasis in Professional Writing. Someday I hope to be an editors for a fiction publisher. I love to sing for fun, and I end up memorizing many of them. I love Barry Manilow songs, and The Carpenters songs. I pretty much love old songs, especially 70's and 80's, because I love singing so much, during highschool I auditioned and sang in a lot of the choir concerts. It's funny, because of that I learned a lot more confidence than before. I think taking a chance on that really made me a better person. :) Right now I am working on rewriting a novel that I hope to get published once I return from my mission.

Why I am a Mormon

For the longest time I never thought to doubt this church. It felt right, and also I was afraid that I wasn't a good enough listener. What I mean by this is that I was afraid to pray about it because I was afraid that the Holy Ghost would tell me the answer, but I would be too preoccupied to hear it. I didn't want to have that sort of doubt in my heart, because I love this church so much. I have seen the goodness firsthand that it does through the right people, and I have seen what can happen to some people who have lost it. It wasn't until I went in to have an interview with my Stake President that I finally admitted that I never prayed about the trueness of the gospel before. He asked me directly, and so I had to admit it frankly. After that he gave me an assignment to read The Book of Mormon every day before I left on my mission, and to pray every day after reading the book as to whether or nor the book was true. He told me that he had prayed about it, and for him at least there was never any POW! moment where the spirit just testified to him. He told me that over time the spirit had testified to him little by little. After that I did what he asked me, every day I read a little, and prayed each day sincerely about the trueness of The Book of Mormon. I never had a POW! moment either, but I can testify to you, as a witness to the true restored gospel of Christ that the Book of Mormon is true. I know it to be.

How I live my faith

I have worked in the nursery of my home ward. I really enjoyed it a lot. I love being able to be there to help with all those little children. They way they express themselves and those random times when you can really see them start to understand a little what's being taught is amazing. They teach me. They are so pure and I love all of them so much. At school I was called to a different work. I became one of many called to be a Indexer. I wasn't familiar with the term or the call before I became one, but the work involves genealogy. You see there are a bunch of records that haven't been digitized, so that we can't use them properly. As an indexer I would go in and look at the photocopied record and type into the computer all the genealogy related information. Anyone can be an indexer, the work is constant. All it requires you to do is to download a FamilySearch Indexing program onto you computer. It also requires and account to access the information. I also think that this is a wonderful work, it helps people connect the dots for family history and do baptisms for their ancestors.