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Hi I'm Mila

I am from several places, but I am mostly Iowan. I think happiness should be everyone's priority, and I'm happy to be a Mormon.

About Me

I am a native "Las Vegan", who has never returned. I spent the early parts of my life in Guatemala where my father is from. After several interesting deviations, though, my family finally ended it in the corn-filled state of Iowa. I love learning, soccer, books, writing, spontaneous music, movies, FOOD, laughter, spending time with those I love, and the gospel. I'm still finding my way in the world, and am very thankful that I have awesome people in my life that help me not float into oblivion. I'm weird, I think I'm funny, I talk too much sometimes, and awkward situations are my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon (LDS) because I have experimented on the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ, and without fail they have always improved and added truth to my life. I know that this church is true, that it was founded by Jesus Christ, and restored by Joseph Smith. I know that Heavenly Father is just that, our father, and that He loved us so much that He sent His son to live and die for us. I have felt his love, and witnessed his hand in my life. I know that Jesus Christ bled and died for us so that we might, through repentance, be given the chance to return to our Heavenly Father. I know that repentance is not a punishment, but an opportunity to rid yourself of sorrow and guilt-an opportunity for change and progression. I know that we all have trials, and that these trials may not necessarily be erased, but can be overcome and give us strength. Paul had a thorn in his side, it was never removed, but it did make him stronger. I also know that because of Christ's atonement, he knows our pain and our sorrows, and has sent people, events, and the Holy Ghost (a member of the Godhead!) to comfort us and give us solace. I know that God has said that we are that we may have joy, and has done all in his power to enable that. He has given us prophets, holy scriptures, a wonderful and beautiful earth, the guidance of the Holy Ghost, and most importantly, families. I love my family, and am so grateful that God and His Son have made it possible, through ordinances and covenants, to be with them for all eternity. Job 19: 26, "And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God." At the end of my life I wish to say with Paul, "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith."

How I live my faith

I live my faith by literally living my faith. Everything I do stems from what I believe in. I've been told, and I believe, that doing what's right, and what God would want me to do, can and will enable me to have a fullness of joy. That's why I try, of course I'm not always perfect in doing so, to make every action and choice coincide with the loving teachings of our Heavenly Father. This is why I have accepted my callings as chorister and president of my youth groups, but it's also why I chose to be friends with the friends with the friends I have now, why I spend so much of my time in church activities, and why most of my conversations surround the principles of my faith. I want to be happy, and have found that I am most happy when I LIVE my faith.