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Hi I'm Maria Divina Paraguas

I'm happily married and a mother to 2 children. I work as an IT Applications Analyst. I enjoy watching movies. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the Philippines. Work opportunities brought my family in the Netherlands. Besides work, I'm a wife and mom to 2 teenagers. My family is my greatest source of joy and I love spending as much time with them as possible. I'm a convert to the Church of the Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized at the age of 8, but I experience my true conversion just 5 years ago. I have come to know the truth of this gospel for myself by reading the scriptures and following the teachings. The Book of Mormon helps me to understand who Jesus Christ is and that we have a loving Heavenly Father. I believe they spoke to Joseph Smith and restored the church again in this latter day so we can learn to be with them for eternity. Being a member of His church brings me joy and helps me be a better mother, wife, friend and colleague.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to follow Christ and be better each day. I teach my children and help them understand the gospel by studying the scriptures and going to church together. Every Sunday, we partake of the sacrament to renew our covenants with Heavenly Father. Also, I had the opportunity to serve the women in our church. Now, I'm a 2nd counselor in the church's primary program teaching young children from 18 months to 12 years old. At these meetings, I learn how to follow Jesus Christ and serve others.