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Hi I'm Aurelie

I'm French. I love art & music. I studied peacebuilding in the Middle East. I am a soon-to-be missionary and I'm a mormon.

About Me

I'm French but my family is a real melting pot. A major part of my family comes from Ivory Coast (Eastern Africa) but I also have ancestors from Belgium and beyond. I have 2 brothers that I love more than myself. I was born and raised in the Church but I, my 17-year-old brother and my mother are the only active members of our family. I love studying and learning but my favorite subject is international relations and peacebuilding. I love traveling. I've visited more than 20 countries, lived a year in Turkey and two months in Brussels and in Israel. I have basic skills in five different languages. I sing, play piano and a bit of flute. I've just discovered a new passion for contemporary art but I'm still a novice at that. Even though I'm not an athlete, I love running, playing volleyball and ridding horses (that I did for 12 years). In short, I love my life, I love discovering new things to do, to learn, to experience, to share with my friends. I'm full of life and it's mostly thanks to the Spirit of the Lord that shines my way.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I chose to be so. There was a time in my life when I had to choose to be member of the church. There was a time in my life when I lived abroad far from my family in a country that had no Chistian background. Attending church and respecting the promises I've made to God required a huge effort. I made my own experiences, I had to choose between good and evil, between God and the world. I chose the world then I realized how huge the hole in my life and in my soul was. So I started praying again, reading my Scriptures, attending Church and be faithful. I thought it would be a huge sacifice for me but I had faith that at least I was loyal to my Heavenly Father again. And I've been so blessed since then. Contrary to my first impression, it has not limited me at all. On the contrary, it gave to my life a deeper and more eternal meaning. It helped making choices to improve myself and increase my joy and happiness. Now I'm a missionary in Manchester. I've decided to give the Lord 18 months of my life because I know how important is this work to Him. Also I've been so blessed through the gospel that I need to share it with other people, so that they can feel the same peace and joy in their lives. And because of this desire, the Lord has changed my heart forever.

How I live my faith

Living my faith is something I try to learn to do everyday. In the church you are meant to live your faith not only on Sunday but all the day of your life. So it starts with a prayer at least twice a day to help me remembering the promises I've made to remember the Christ, to help my neighbor, be an example for the people around me and improve my relationship with my Heavenly Father. Then for me, it's remembering all the teachings I received through my Scriptures study, the words of the prophets or of my local leaders and trying to implement them in my everyday life. Sometimes it's difficult because it requires self-control, humility, faith and a true desire to obey. Having callings Having callings helps me a lot in this process. For a year, I had to take care of the Young Single Adults (18 to 30-year-old people) of my ward. To serve them as well as I was capable of, I had to pray for them, love them, help them and support them. It was hard but it taught me more about the pure love that the Christ has for each of us than anything else. For me, the best way to live my faith is obeying as precisely as possible and applying I'm a missionary right now in the England Manchester Mission and it is the perfect place to apply all the things I've learnt so far and also to share what I know to be true. I want people to experience the same happiness as I have when I live the gospel. This is a complete bliss! The gospel is happiness!