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Hi I'm Alicia Soto

I grew up in California and Utah. I love to write. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently a student at Brigham Young University Idaho studying Communications. I am taking 18 months off school to go on a mission to Independence Missouri! I want to be a writer and I love to read. I'm in love with music. My favorite song is Hallelujah by Rufus wainwright and my favorite hymn is a tie between "Be Still My Soul" and "If you could Hie to Kolob". I love the gospel of Jesus Christ and I my dream is to change a life someday, whether it be in person or through my writing.

Why I am a Mormon

I started going to church at 7 years old when my mom was investigating the church. I wasn't allowed to be baptized because my dad wasn't a member and he wouldn't allow me to. As I grew older, I thought I would have to wait to be baptized until I was 18. My parents are divorced and so I lived in California with my dad and my mom lived in Utah. But I really wanted to live with my mom because I was happier when I went to visit her. So at 16, the court system talked to me and was convinced I should move to Utah. My mom got full custody of me and I was able to get baptized because of that. I also had immeasurable blessings after that, such as getting a calling being 2nd counselor in Young Women's. I know that patience is a virtue and we can get through hard times with the Lord on our side. Trials and tribulations are but a small moment in time, but I know that we can get through them if we are faithful and if we pray. I know God has a great amount of love for us. He knows us all by name. I believe in scriptures and modern day prophets to guide us through this life, and without them, we are lost. I believe charity (the pure love of Christ) can change things and that's what keeps me going in life.

How I live my faith

I participate by magnifying my calling in the best way that I can and doing the best I can to reach out to others and serve them around me. I believe that by doing every day things like service for your fellow men, it will help you become closer to God and help you understand others, and especially understanding yourself. That's how I live my faith.