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Hi I'm Larissa

I am from Minnesota. I love my family. I love Latin Dancing. I'm serving in the Massachusetts Boston Mission. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the second oldest of 5 kids. My family loves to play board games together and we have a habit of quoting movies, especially Disney movies. I went to a year of college at Western Michigan University, where I started to Pre-Nursing and I was also on the Women's basketball team there. I love playing sports, volleyball, basketball, running, soccer, etc. My hobbies include fishing and Latin Dancing. And "yeah sure ya betcha" I do have a slight Minnesotan accent. I am serving a mission in Boston Massachusetts starting May 6th 2015 through Nov 2016.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I've read the Book of Mormon and I prayed to come to know that the teachings are true. I have felt the Holy Ghost testify to me that Christ lives and that I am a part of His restored Gospel. Everything in the church makes sense. Every member has such an amazing support group, everyone in the congregation is there for you and is basically family. The clergy is all voluntary so you know that they are there because they want to be and because they know what they are teaching is true. Because of this true Gospel, I know my purpose here on earth and where I came from and where I'm going. I know that I can pray and I know He is listening and will answer my prayers. I love this Gospel and I know that it is true, that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Going to Western Michigan University for a year was a change for me and my family because everyone had gone to BYU (a Mormon college) and thought that I would as well. But I got a scholarship to play basketball at Western, and after praying about it I felt that accepting the scholarship and going to Western was the right choice for me. When I got to the campus, I didn't know how much my faith would be tried. I had to stand up for what I believed in many times. I turned down many offers of alcohol and other substances that are against the word of wisdom. I also left areas that had music and movies that weren't uplifting to the Spirit. I lived my faith by being a righteous example to my roommates, teammates and friends. Many later told me how they were thankful for my example and commented on what a clean life I lived. I am now serving a mission in Massachusetts Boston Mission, where hopefully my example will lead many unto Christ.