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Hi I'm Joanna

I grew up in a small town in Virginia. I'm a music major studying vocal performance and conducting. I'm a Mormon. :)

About Me

I am a college student studying vocal performance and conducting. I love music! It's such a wonderful, powerful thing. I also love theatre, and I've been in a few musicals while at school. I love my family very much; I have three younger brothers. Some of my favorite things to do are spend time with friends, dance, hike, swim, watch movies, eat chocolate, and smile. :)

Why I am a Mormon

My parents raised me in this church since I was a little girl, so for a while I was a Mormon because that's what my parents did. But I stayed a Mormon because of the absolute JOY this church brings me! I have prayed about the Book of Mormon, and I know for myself that it is true. I feel so good as I live the gospel of Jesus Christ the best I can, and I feel so peaceful knowing that through the Savior I can overcome my weaknesses and be forgiven of my sins. I can change and become a better person. Everyone can! It's so wonderful! I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true. Knowing that, I have so much joy, peace, and love in my life! I want everyone to feel that way! :)

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be happy and kind to others. I attend a school that share the same values as the LDS church, and so by living my school's honor code I am also living my religious beliefs. I I have spoken and taught gospel lessons in church. What I love about teaching is that I get to hear and learn from the members of the class...they usually end up teaching me more than I teach them! We help each other learn and feel uplifted by the gospel of Jesus Christ. Basically, I'm trying every day to become more like our Savior Jesus Christ. I want to live in such a way that will make Him proud of me.

Are Mormons Christians?

Absolutely! We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Every aspect of this church revolves around Christ. He came to Earth, lived a perfect life teaching and serving everyone, suffered for the sins, pains, and sorrows of all of God's children, died on the cross, and was resurrected. He lives! He is the Savior of the world, and He invites all people to come unto Him. As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, we strive every day to become more like Him and live and love as He did. Show more Show less