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Hi I'm Christine Calapini

I am a Sociologist.

About Me

I'm 22, I received my Bachelor of Arts major in Sociology degree, Cum Laude from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. I am called to serve in the Philippines Quezon City North Mission (Tagalog speaking) I will report at Philippines Missionary Training Center on August 18, 2017. My friends usually call me, Tintin (it's my nickname). I know how speak French (a little bit). My favorite colors are, violet and black. My favorite sport is badminton. I love K-Pop songs and Korean movie series. I'm an ambivert. I have a lot of friends and classmates who are Muslim. I considered myself as a creative type of person. I love to draw and doodle. My father died when I was 9. I have an older brother who is diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). I have a supportive, strong and loving mother. I love to read comics and watch documentary films. I love to go to Japan, Korea and Salt Lake City, Utah. I love to eat french fries, chocolates, ice cream, and pizza. I know how to drive motorcycle. I wish I could learn how to drive a car. I love adventures in the mountains. I want to learn how to swim. I have a long, black and wavy hair. I always tie my hair. I have a fair skin tone. I am not fat! (I preferred to be describe as chubby) I wear an eyeglasses since I am in fourth year high school. My motto in life is, "Don't worry about failure, worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try."

Why I am a Mormon

My grandfather was the first convert in my family. I grew up in the church. I'm a child of record. Even though I spent my whole life being a Mormon, I still decided to search and know for myself if the Church really is true and if the things I've been taught to believe are indeed true. I wanted to be able to say for myself that the Church is true and not just because my parents said so or because I'm "used to it." I was baptized at the age of 8 (February 28, 2004 by my father, Cornelio Saba Calapini and ordained as a member of the church on February 29, 2004 by our former bishop Neil Abuton) but my own conversion came gradually and continuously. I considered my baptism as my second birthday. My own conversion came when I started reading the Book of Mormon on April 9, 2012. It didn't come all at once, but bit by bit I came to know for myself that it really was true. Through reading, pondering and praying the the Book of Mormon I know that it is really an another testament, a second witness of Jesus Christ, that Joseph Smith really was a Prophet of God and that through him the fulness of the Gospel was restored on earth. I know even today we are led by a living Prophet named Pres. Thomas S. Monson. I bless the day when two missionaries came and shared the Gospel to my grandparents. It has blessed my life beyond measure. I do not have any doubt that this Church is true. The Church is not just a part of my life but it is, in fact, MY very life. I know we have a loving Heavenly Father who sent His only Begotten Son to show and provide us the way to go back to His presence and to be like Him. I love our Heavenly Father, His Church, and His Gospel with all my heart, might, mind and strength. There are just countless reasons why I love being a Mormon. Here I have found the joy that nothing in this world can ever describe. That joy is available to ALL of God's children.

How I live my faith

I'm a ward missionary. I'm working with the full-time missionaries in my ward. I teach in Sunday school class (Youth combine class). Also, I am the Young Women second counselor of our ward. I love doing missionary work even if it is tiring and very challenging because I do believe our Heavenly Father will give the aid. One thing that I learn from being a teacher in Sunday school class is that my students are the ones who's actually teaching me lot more than what I teach them. I love attending seminary class. I graduated in Seminary on April 1,2012. I also love attending Institute class because I can feel the Spirit testifying me that the church and the gospel is true. I graduated in Institute on April 11, 2014. I'm looking forward to receive my Certificate of Advance Achievement. I love working on my Personal Progress because every time I'm working on it I know that it can help me for my future family and for my family right now, also it helps me to find my true identity and discover my hidden potentials. I received my Young Women Medallion and Recognition on October 27, 2013. I received my honor bee on May 10, 2015. I want to marry in the temple with the right person, in the right time and with the proper authority. I want to have my own family. I love performing baptism for the dead in the temple because I know it is a vicarious ordinance. I balance my secular and spiritual learning. I read, ponder and pray the scriptures daily. I faithfully attend church Sunday services. I have sought knowledge by attending youth camps, conferences, devotionals, firesides and temple trips. My testimony is strengthen with experiences with faith and maintaining my light and standards.