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Hi I'm Mika Honda!

I am a pre-medical student, I love music, I love serving, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am from sunny California but am currently a pre-medical student at Brigham Young University. I recently returned from serving a full-time in the Japan Tokyo Mission. I love anything to do with Disney. I have two loving parents, 2 younger brothers, and 1 younger sister and I love them with all my heart. Also, serving people makes me super happy. Music has always been a big part of my life. As a child, I would learn the church children's songs and sing them around the house. Through church talent shows, I have gained performance confidence. I started to write music about 5 years ago. Being able to express myself through music helps me feel my individual worth. Whenever I sing hymns or write a song about my love of Jesus Christ, it reminds me how grateful I am for the the blessings the He brings me.

Why I am a Mormon

It has always fascinated me how important families are to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This has always been one of my favorite aspects of the LDS Church. My family is one of, if not the most important thing to me. And to know that one day after we die, my family will still be together for eternity, is so comforting to me. My Grandma passed away when I was only 6 months old. I know that I will be able to get to know her and become best friends with her one day. Sometimes, I take my knowledge of eternal families for granted because I have grown up in the church. However, recently, I've been striving to let my family know each day how much I love them because I could never bear to be without them. I also truly believe that our Heavenly Father is aware of us and everything that happens to us. Life is hard, especially as a struggling college student. But I know for a fact that Heavenly Father answers our prayers. This last year I have also learned to put my trust in Heavenly Father even when I think I can do things myself. During my first semester of college, I was taking some pretty hard classes. The college experience was all new to me, yet I was determined and willing to put in as much effort as I could to get the grades I wanted. I thought that if I just tried super, super hard, I would succeed. However, this was not the case at all. I found that I was not receiving the result I wanted even though I felt like I was doing all that I could. When I finally realized that I was not studying my scriptures or saying my daily prayers, I decided I would give it a shot along with my rigorous studying. I instantly started seeing better results. I know that Heavenly Father blessed my life because I was making Him a priority. If we will take time each day to thank him for all He has given us, He will bless us with things that are important to us.

How I live my faith

I love serving others. My aunt broke her neck while in her 3rd year of medical school and became a quadriplegic. Since then, she has regained the use of her hands and arms and is now a spinal cord injury rehabilitation doctor. She is one of my biggest inspirations. Through her, I got involved in an organization called Life Rolls On back in my home state. They have events that give people with paralysis the opportunity to do things they could not usually do. In the two events I go to, I am able to help with adaptive surfing and skating. I love volunteering at these events. Knowing that I was able to help put a smile on these people's faces is more rewarding than anything I could ever dream of. I also feel God's love for everyone, no matter what their circumstance. I know He loves every person on this Earth and knows us by name. Last year, I also helped a quadriplegic couple get ready for bed a couple nights a month. It brought me joy to help them, but also made me grateful for the things I often take for granted like being able to brush my teeth and get in bed by myself. Experiences like these have also made me want to help people as my career. Through the examples of my aunt and other people in my life, I have chosen to follow the pre-medical pathway in college and eventually go to medical school. The fact that I will one day be able to help people daily as my career only makes me more happy and excited for the future. Through the example of the Savior, Jesus Christ, I was able to spread the gospel and His love to the people around me. I also live my faith by being an example for others. I was raised in the church and my immediate family are all LDS, but not all of my other family members are. Even though they are not members, they all respect me for what I believe. The best way that I am able to show them what I believe is how I act. Just as the Savior taught by example, I can strive to do the same.