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Hi I'm Genevieve

I grew up in Utah among Nicaraguans, I love being active and learning new cultures. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I don't have any outstanding talents except my curiosity to try new things. I'm always very willing to expand my knowledge and gain talents. For example I learned how to make a quilt and crochet. I learned how to cook one fancy meal. I'll forever be a professional at cilantro chicken and lasagna. Exercising is my passion. I was a varsity track and cross country runner for my high school. I've recently been intrigued by yoga and Pilates. I crave anything that challenges my body and makes me sore for a few days. Throughout the 18 years of my life, I've learned a lot from working out. I am naturally a pretty good runner. However I'm not naturally committed to running. I didn't realize that running was a talent. I considered people who had talents to be singers, Olympic athletes, and leaders. Talent can come naturally but I won't be perfect at it without any sort of practice and commitment. My faith in the gospel didn't just happen, I didn't just walk blindly without gaining any sort of a testimony. Just like any hobby, interest, or natural given talent my faith in the gospel requires practice and commitment.

Why I am a Mormon

Life isn't easy, nor was it meant to be. Heavenly Father has a plan for each of His children so we can be happy and live with Him again. Our Father in Heaven knows what each of us are capable of. He knows my divine potential. Knowing this makes me feel the responsibility I have as a member of this church. I don't want to live an easy life. I want to live the life God has intended for me. Through every trial He carves my character. Someday I hope to be the daughter, sister, missionary, and mother he knows I can be. All things are made possible through Jesus Christ. Without him, I am nothing. With him, I am a daughter of a living God. My conversion story is by many small miracles. My parents divorced when I was 5 and it was a trial for my entire family. My mom took us to live with my grandparents where we currently live. It's a humble abode with 6 others. It's not always a peaceful and quiet environment but it's home nonetheless. My dad became anti-Mormon after the divorce. He told us that primary was brainwashing us, we should look into other religions. In simple moments I had with my dad, like car rides home, he would ask me questions about the church proving it to be a hoax. With my primary testimony I would just listen. I'd take those questions to heart and ask leaders, search scripture, and pray about them. Always gaining an answer and a testimony with the research I did. I stood taller when I was around my dad. I had something to prove to him. I prayed for him to know the truth of the gospel. I wanted him to be happy like I was. 2 years ago he became like the prodigal son. He serves as a mission leader in his ward and he and his wife will be sealed soon. He has been an answer to my prayers. Through this experience I gained a solid testimony. It's meant for everyone. Anyone can change and we are given second chances time and time again through the expensive gift of the atonement. In the name of my Savior, Jesus Christ, amen.

How I live my faith

Currently, I am preparing to serve a mission in Tegucigalpa Honduras. As I'm preparing I do a lot of scripture study daily. Not only the Book of Mormon but general conference talks, Bible study, preach my gospel, teachings of Joseph Smith, and Jesus the Christ. It's a lot and sometimes it can be overwhelming but it keeps me focused, it's preparing me now, and it simply makes me happy. The great thing about preparing for my mission is that I'm not alone. I'm not just talking about the companionship of the Holy Ghost but my best friend is also getting ready to serve in Brazil. So we are always working together and sharing our testimonies with each other, helping one another grow and learn. It's been a huge blessing going through this experience with her. I teach 8 year olds in Sunday school. They are little balls of energy and absolutely hilarious. I get to teach them simple doctrines and basically start a foundation for their testimony. Plus, we get treats in sharing time and that's always very rewarding. I am part of relief society now, (a program for women 18 and older) although I still feel like a young woman (a program for girls 12-18). I visit teach some sisters in the ward and I absolutely love that program because we can show our love for more people just by simply reaching out and serving in any way we can. I learn from some of the older sisters in the ward and from some of their experiences. It's beautiful to share that sisterhood spirit with them.