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Hi I'm Paige

I am a Mormon. I have been called to serve in the Quito Ecuador Mission. I report to the Bogota Colombia MTC on October 21, 2015.

About Me

I am 19 years old and I am currently preparing to serve as a full time missionary in Ecuador. I have two loving parents who both served missions and two crazy brothers, one older and one younger. I played varsity basketball all 4 years of high school, and continued to play at Moorpark College. I love sports! My family and I love to wakeboard and water ski and dirt bike ride. I've always dreamed of playing basketball at BYU, however my real passion is music. I love writing and singing my own music. I've been writing songs since I was 7 and have been recording since I was 16. No I cannot play the piano like most Mormons but I can play guitar. Music, like the gospel, brings me so much happiness. My favorite genre is definitely country. I hope to continue perusing my dream of singing when I return from my mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I was baptized when I was 8 years old and my family has always been active in the church. Some may think it's easier when you're born a member because it's all I've ever known. Born into the gospel or not, life still brings trials that everyone is faced with. I am just fortunate enough to have started with a strong foundation and a testimony of our Savior to help me through those trials. Wether it be bullying, health issues, loss of friends or family, financial struggles, etc. Heavenly Father has always been there to listen to my prayers. I have grown such a strong testimony of prayer for that reason. And through prayer my relationship with my Heavenly Father has been strengthened, and I feel closer to Him. I am grateful to know that our Savior lives and loves us, and was willing to die for our sins so that we can return to Heavenly Father. I know that we are on this earth today to be tested and we are blessed with free agency to choose the right for ourselves. I know the Book of Mormon is the true word of God and if one seeks diligently, they can find the answers they are looking for. I know it is true because of the happiness and joy I have experienced from reading and praying about its truthfulness. I am grateful for my family and grateful for knowing that families are eternal. I love this gospel and the unimaginable peace it brings.

How I live my faith

I am a primary teacher in my home Ward. I teach the CTR 4 class, the 4 year olds. They are the cutest kids I've ever met. They bring me so much joy every Sunday and they are all so smart.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

We believe the purpose of this life is a time to prepare to meet God, "a preparatory state." We are on this earth to be tried and tested. However, Heavenly Father wants us to find joy and live happily. That doesn't mean if we are obedient and happy that we won't encounter challenges. Through our difficulties we exercise our free agency and learn to choose between good and evil. We will be judged, by God, according to our choices here on earth. I believe that we are presented with hard trials because Heavenly Father truly loves us. If it weren't for hard times we wouldn't be able to grow and become stronger. We also wouldn't be faced with opposition. Through opposition we become aware of our weaknesses and also what we are capable of. It is our choice to turn to Heavenly Father during those hard times and ask for help and guidance. Show more Show less