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Hi I'm Mariela

I'm Mexican American,a Native San Diegan, a singer, a dancer, a laugher, a daughter of God.I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a convert to the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a soon to be missionary, and a penitent daughter of God. I have been blessed to be raised in a Mexican household, which includes: devoted hard working parents, a loving exemplar sister, and a handful of a younger brother. I sing loud and dance every chance I can. I rather be playing with children, reading novels, feeling the spirit, and driving around my beautifully green town than doing anything else. I love the warmth a shower brings, love the way a talented author can make you feel something-anything he/she wants you to feel- take you places with diction. More importantly I love making people smile, laugh, or see them happy because of something silly I did. I am sports fan for sure, but rather be playing the game. Football and Basketball are my sports, but I have only played a bit of Basketball and Hockey. I'm a college student still searching for the right major. I love easily and simply. Quote that describes me "I'm hard -headed, not hard hearted. I may be stubborn, sassy, and loud at times, but I have a big heart and care about others." The well-being of my: present family, future family, and friends is way more important than my own.White Lexus IS 250 rear end drive, Scion FRS, & BMW I8. Yeah... I appreciate nice cars too(: you can't tell, but I'd take laughing and ribs over dinner and a show any day.

Why I am a Mormon

I was meeting with the Missionaries in my home. My sister had already gained a personal testimony of the Gospel, and secretly my Dad had also. My mother, being raised Catholic had a questioning heart on the Catholic's doctrine, had yet to gain a testimony of the Book of Mormon. My brother being eight at the time, was going through the motions and didn't really know what to think.. He eventually gained a testimony(: Then there was me, the wild child. I was open to knew things, crazy, loud, but l always listened to what others had to say, even if I did not quite agree. Gathered around the table I was listening to what an elder had to say. Elder Allen testified that in order to know if the Book of Mormon was true I needed to ask the Father if it were true, then the Holy Ghost would manifest the truthfulness unto me. As I sat there listening to his words, i got this strong impression that i was going to give the closing prayer. I knew I wanted to know the truth and knew the only way to get the truth known unto me was through prayer. It hit me- i needed to ask if the Book of Mormon was true, if Joseph Smith was a true prophet, and if the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was His true restored church upon this earth.Not to my surprise at the close of their message, Elder Allen asked me to say the closing prayer. To this day, I have never felt the spirit so strong as that day I knelt in my living room with my family and two humble missionaries/servants of the Lord. The spirit overwhelmed me, there was a burning sensation in my chest, tears filled my eyes.. the spirit was definitely felt by the missionaries. I smiled with teary eyes, and I looked up at Elder Allen's companion and said, "I got my answer." I am a Mormon because the Father testified to me that He wanted me to know Him and His son through His true church on the earth today.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being willing to listen to the Lord's admonitions. Ever since I gained a testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I have had a strong desire to invite others unto Christ and serve a LDS mission. To be one of the Lord's humble servants changing peoples lives with the news of the atonement, to me would be one of the most fulfilling things I could do. As I got older, I wrestled with God on the idea . Should i continue my schooling? What if I meet the right person? Should I stay or go? Several times I avoided praying because I knew the answer would be a resounding yes. Every time I would play with the idea in my mind and turn to my scriptures the Lord would say go preach repentance, without fail. It was clear, I was finally being humble enough to listen and do His will. I live my faith by applying his infinite atonement, I repent when I fall short of Heavenly Father's expectations and commandments. I will continue to repent of my sins and help people know that they too can be forgiven. The atonement is not just to forgive you, but to Heal, comfort, and strip you of guilt. I am extremely happy, excited, and nervous to teach the Gospel in the Spanish Language. My favorite language (: