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Hi I'm Natasha Szilagyi

I am a sister, a student, a reader, a singer, and a lover of the Pacific Northwest. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the eldest of three girls, I always have a song stuck in my head, and I am a fiercely competitive board game player. A little opposition is a good thing. And someday I will be a rollerblading sister missionary. I enjoy being outside, especially by the water, reading, laughing, music, and telling a good story. I like to focus less on "what" I want to be, and more on "who" I want to be. I love my family more than anything. I love the gospel and I love teaching it every day. I recently completed two years of college, and I am currently serving as a full-time missionary in the Georgia Macon mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a member of the church, however my parents got divorced and my father left the church when I was 11. Having always been a thinker and a questioner, I had a very difficult time when I was hearing such differing opinions from my parents. I spent most of my childhood and adolescence in a dark place of pain and overwhelming doubt. I went to church and followed the rules, but I never had a testimony of my own. All of this changed when I went to college. I devoted myself to finding out if this church and this gospel was true. I spent many hours attending church classes, reading church articles, studying other faiths & religions, studying the scriptures, and finding answers to the questions that had always plagued me. I came to the realization that having doubt is not wrong, but doing nothing about it is. For every difficult question I had, I found an answer to it in this gospel that felt right to me. I had become very good at "faking" emotions throughout my life, but I knew that the one emotion that I could not trick myself into feeling was peace. And I could not deny the feeling of peace that I felt when studying and learning about Christ, His teachings, and His church. With this knowledge and testimony, I knew that I wanted to share it with as many people as possible. This is why I chose to serve a mission. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be a good friend, a helper, a teacher, and a comforter. I strive to be an example of Christ at all times. Serving a mission is the perfect opportunity to focus all of my thoughts and energy in these pursuits.