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Hi I'm Bella

I play the guitar and love to sing (in the shower). I like to listen to rock music. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a charismatic "happy-clappy" church, and have always had faith in God. I was baptised with my family on the 28th of January 2013. There were things I sacrificed when I joined the church (tea, coffee, alcohol), but I'm still very much the same person. I have a big mouth and a big heart. I love to debate, the more lively the better. I giggle when I'm nervous. I dance around my living room when I'm home alone. I go out dancing with my friends (but never show them my living room moves!!!) I'm going to study Veterinary Medicine. I'm a normal person, who has seen extraordinary things through faith and the power of God. I'm a sister. I'm a daughter. I'm a pet owner (a guinea pig, a puppy, and two baby horses). Most importantly, I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

When the missionaries started visitin my family, I was not interested in their message. I went to a church already, and I didn't believe the Book of Mormon could be true, because I had the Bible which I believed was the only word of God. It wasn't until I started listening to what was taught at my church that I really started listening. A leader in my church told us that because we were Christian, we should have some spiritual arrogance. It sent my mind reeling. I couldn't comprehend how this could be true as it certainly didn't have scriptural basis, and it was the polar opposite of the example of Jesus Christ who was the most humble man to walk the earth. This was what made me decide to listen to the missionaries lessons. I loved the Plan of Salvation. It had never made sense to me that my church taught that those who didn't believe in God would go to hell, when the Bible taught that God loves everyone. The Plan of Salvation, because it gives everyone an opportunity to live with their Heavenly Father forever, and if they refuse it, they are still loved and taken care of. I agreed to be baptised, but was very nervous about it to the point of pretending it wasn't happening. But when we arrived at the chapel my baptism missionary, Elder Gäbler, was just as nervous as I was, which made me feel at ease. When I stepped into the baptistery, I felt an overwhelming peace, and knew I had made the right decision. Why would I want to join a church that is perceived as being so restrictive? The truth is I have never felt so free. By being obedient to the teaching of the Prophets, I have had so many blessings in my life, the biggest one being the companionship of the Holy Ghost. Everything I feel like I have sacrificed is worth it to have the Spirit with me, to comfort and guide me. I know the Book of Mormon is true because I've seen it in my life. I know the Prophets are truly appointed of God. I love this church, and hope to always be part of it.

How I live my faith

I read my scriptures daily, in the morning, or in my lunch break if I was running late, and in the evening. I take the sacrament once a week, which reminds me of the covenants I made at my baptism, and allows me to express my gratefulness for the atonement to my Saviour. I'm a Ward Missionary, which means it's my job to help the full time missionaries reach out to people who have a desire to learn about Heavenly Father and the Church, and to make them feel comfortable and welcome if they come to church or church organised activities. I am also preparing to serve a full time mission, and will find out where I'm going in the net few weeks.