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Hi I'm Priya

I'm a Mormon -- I got baptized October 11th 2014 and never looked back :)

About Me

I'm a 22 (soon to be 23) year old girl finishing up undergraduate college at Stetson University. I commute to Stetson part-time, from my home in Orlando - I still live with my parents but am working towards getting my first "big kid job" and moving out :) I love arts and crafts, I love writing, and I love Netflix. I have a 16-year old brother and am the first Latter-day Saint in my family!

Why I am a Mormon

The gospel is true -- it didn't take long for me to realize that. The very first time I was ever in an LDS worship setting, fellowshipping with the members for the first time, I felt like I had known them all my life. Even though I had never before read the Book of Mormon in my life, during that one BOM study class I attended, I somehow just knew that the scripture we were reading was true. After praying and asking Heavenly Father to know if the church was true and to know if Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, I felt the spirit testify to me of the restored gospel being true, and that was all I needed.

How I live my faith

I just want to live my life in the gospel and be eternally happy. I just got my very first calling as a family history consultant! I'm doing some of my own family history research right now, and it's cool to be the first pioneer in my family. I love feeding the elder and sister missionaries. I've been to the temple to do baptisms for the dead a few times, and there is no sacred privilege that compares to entering the temple, the House of the Lord. I think about God and my eternal companion every day.

What is being a Mormon like?

It's awesome. It's the best thing in the world and probably the best thing I will ever experience in life. Since the day I realized I wanted to be a member of the church I never, ever looked back, and have never regretted it once. Anything that's worthwhile does not always come easily. We have something called "enduring to the end" which is pretty much what it sounds like. The thing is, when we do endure to the end, we find peace and strength from God who loves us that makes life easier than if we were to NOT endure to the end. Everybody's experience is different... but I can testify that being active in the Mormon faith has been the greatest, most sacred blessing in my life. I'm so thankful to live during a time when we have the church restored on the Earth, and for all the ways in which I can be active in my faith. Show more Show less