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Hi I'm Oranda

I was born in Puerto Rico, the fifth of seven children. I like to read and going to the beach. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of three, a grandmother of two and I love my family to no end. Having the opportunity to be with them throughout all eternity is something that I am very grateful of. Cosmetology is the field that I have been in for many years and I really enjoy it because it provides me with the opportunity to contribute in the self esteem and worth of others.

Why I am a Mormon

I love the gospel and I am thankful for having it in my life. I know the book of Mormon is true. It does not replace the bible, on the contrary it goes hand in hand with the bible and it is a book that testifies of Christ and God and there is no other book more correct on the earth than this. I know that Thomas S. Monson is the prophet in these times. He is a man of God and communes with Him. By personal experiences I know these thing to be true. I am thankful for the temples where we can be sealed to our families and do the work for them. In the gospel one may find the answers to deep question and also understand the real meaning of life.

How I live my faith

Being active in the church has help my faith and spiritual growth. By volunteering my time, talents and efforts in the church by working with the children, youth group, adults and the community I have been able to really grasped the meaning of the love of Christ and His Atonement. Giving service and love to others is truly living a Christ like life.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

As stated by the church "It is impossible to put into words the full meaning of the Atonement, which is the most important and most transcendent event in the history of the world. Through His suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross, the Savior atoned for our sins. We can’t fully understand how Jesus suffered for our sins. But we know that in the Garden of Gethsemane, the weight of our sins caused Him to feel such agony that He bled from every pore (Doctrine and Covenants 19:16-17). Later, as He hung upon the cross, Jesus again felt the weight of our sins even as He willingly suffered painful death by one of the most cruel methods ever known. Jesus the Christ, page 462 states, “It seems, that in addition to the fearful suffering incident to crucifixion, the agony of Gethsemane had recurred, intensified beyond human power to endure. In that bitterest hour the dying Christ was alone, alone in most terrible reality.” Jesus Christ did what only He could do in atoning for our sins. To make His Atonement fully effective in our individual lives, we must have faith in Christ, repent of our sins, be baptized and confirmed by one having authority, receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, obey God’s commandments, receive sacred ordinances, and strive to become like Him. As we do these things through His Atonement, we can return to live with Him and our Heavenly Father forever." Show more Show less