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Hi I'm Ida

I'm a nurse from Finland who loves summer, swimming and sauna, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am born and raised in Finland and I could say I'm a typical Finn who loves silence and is very shy and introverted. But through the church I feel that I have always been taught courage to speak up, share my thoughts and beliefs and be more social. I love living in Finland, especially in the summer because it is just so beautiful. My favorite place in my hometown of Helsinki is Suomenlinna fortress, I always feel like I'm in the movie Sound of Music when I stand on the walls of the fortress and look to the sea and feel the breeze. I study nursing and I LOVE my job! I love helping others and I love that my job is a challenge every single day and no day is like the previous. My dream is to be a pediatric nurse in the future because I love children and I want to witness the joy and miracles happening on pediatric wards. My dream is to have children of my own and maybe a summer house by the lake one day.

Why I am a Mormon

I chose to be baptized when I was 8-years old. And not a day has gone by that I haven't felt such joy for making that decision. I truly have felt the love of God and His son Jesus Christ in the church and I know I'm on the right path that leads me back to my Heavenly Father. Of course as a teen and young adult I've had my doubts as the world has tried to lure me away from the church but I have felt such happiness in the church that I know for sure that this is what I want. This is the right way to happiness and eternal life.

How I live my faith

Because of my job I'm not able to attend church every Sunday but I always try to find a moment even at work to read the Book of Mormon or the Bible for a few minutes and say a prayer. Praying is a marvelous thing and I truly feel so close to my Heavenly Father and I feel like I can tell Him anything. It feels soothing to sometimes hold a small prayer in my head when I feel sad or lost. And that I know He's always listening and looking after me. Being a Mormon isn't just a religion, it's a lifestyle for me. Being raised in the church living by the Gospel has always felt very natural for me but it has certainly not been easy at all times. Like everyone else I've had my problems and obstacles, but I've always found the solution and help in the Gospel. Because I know the true Gospel of Jesus Christ is the way to happiness.