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Hi I'm Aoie

An aspiring engineering student soon to serve a mission. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I have a passion for creating things like stories and art, as well as fixing or assembling things. There's just that feeling of joy when you get to do something that you can share with others and being able to improve the talents given to me. I have a knack for photography as well and being such a sentimentalist, I try to capture moments into photographs. Through my lenses, I could capture the good and the bad but still find beauty in them. I live in two places and consider both home, the Middle East and Philippines. Living in different places made me see the different sides and cultures of others and I learned to respect other religions, especially Islam.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of the Church and I grew up in the gospel. It may seem that I didn't have a choice but I know that I made a choice when I was 8 to be baptized and become a member of the Church. I believe that being a Mormon played a big part as to who I am today and I am grateful for that. I may seem queer to my other friends for doing things or not doing things that are "usual" like not drinking coffee or tea, or not wearing the "hottest trends" but being different is not a bad thing at all. Growing up, the "can'ts" changed from restrictions into guidelines that actually lets me be more free.

How I live my faith

I used to teach the youth back in Philippines before I have decided to serve a full-time mission. I enjoy being with the youth and hearing their testimonies and sharing their stories. Whenever I can, I try to help in activities with my talents. There is joy in service and being appreciated for your work.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

We believe that everyone will live again and we also believe that families can be together forever. Not everyone were able to hear about the gospel before they died so performing baptisms for the dead through a proxy gives them the chance to learn about the gospel. It doesn't necessarily mean that the dead are immediately members of the Church but rather it is up to them to accept. Show more Show less