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Hi I'm Ariana Guido

I live in Southern California. I am a musician and an actress. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a 17 year old college student, I'm almost done with my AA, I have 7 sisters and 1 brother, 4 were adopted and came to us with many different disorders and my biological sister has severe autism. I come from a very crazy loud Italian family that is very passionate about the gospel and is always super supportive of all my endeavors. I'm a musician and love to write,play,dance,sing and listen to music constantly. I have been very fortunate to appear in many commercials, TV shows and movies as a professional actress. I also am an active member of the LDS church by choice and love the life that I live.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know it's true and my life would never be the same without it. Because I've had siblings that come from many different paths of life I've seen what life is like without this church and I've learned from their mistakes. It would be so much easier, especially in the business I'm in, to not be a member or have the standards that I have but life isn't about doing what's easiest and i feel such happiness and strength when i keep those standards and live the life that I live. I feel very grateful to know who I am and why I'm here at such a young age and I'm Mormon because I know it's the center of everything happy in my life. And who doesn't want to be happy ;).

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending church and youth activities regularly. I have had many memories and great times with my friends in my church and I love attending EFY, girls camp, mutual, dances, seminary and many other events that the church has specifically for the youth! I've also been able to be in the presidency for my age group many times and love being able to help other girls my age and plan fun activities.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Ariana Guido
In the business I'm in I often meet a lot of people who have seen the play "The Book of Mormon" and think the young men in our church are required to serve a mission. Everyone in our church has a choice and the amazing thing is that most young men AND young women CHOOSE to serve a mission because they believe in it that much! I currently have a sister on a mission and find it so incredible that they'll choose to take 18 months or 2 years out of their lives to serve the Lord. Show more Show less