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Hi I'm Alina

. I love learning, reading, traveling, & trying new things. I'm currently serving as a missionary in Santos, Brazil. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated high school and began attending Brigham Young University in 2014. I grew up in a small town in Kentucky and have always loved the slow speed of country living. Currently, I am leaving to serve a mission in Santos, Brazil speaking Portuguese. After that I plan on returning to BYU and studying English as I plan to work as an elementary school librarian. I also love humanitarian work and dream of working in some time of international non-profit organization as well. As the youngest of eight children my life has always been crazy, full of lots of loud talking and laughter and I wouldn't have it any other way. With my many older siblings comes almost 30 nieces and nephews that I love to play with and babysit. Family is my top priority in life, just after the Gospel and that is why I am overjoyed with the knowledge that I can be with these people that I love so dearly for time and all eternity.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a member my entire life, but that doesn't mean that I continue living the standards just because it's the easy thing to do. I love this Gospel with all my heart because I have prayed about it and had my own witness that it is true. Through living the standards I've come to know my Savior and know why my life has a purpose.

How I live my faith

My faith influences all I am and all I do. I live my faith by not only following the standards that I know to be true and beneficial for a healthy, happy life, but also by treating everyone kindly. I strongly believe that one of the most important things in life is to simply treat others how you would like to be treated. Everyone goes through difficult times and I think that if even one person shows kindness to another person it can truly influence the world for good.