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Hi I'm Iris

I am a Crohn's patient. I have a large family. I love to read and I love music. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live with 4 other people in a 3 bedroom apartment. It's chaotic and fun and insane at times but we all love each other and we are almost just like a family. I graduated from high school in 2014 and have done little to nothing since. Well, except work, have a surgery, watch my Mom get treated for cancer and plan for my mission. It has been crazy to say the least. Life changing for sure. I'm a convert to the church and my mom is too. I love everything about my life. I love the people I live with, my family, my cat (really annoying though), my boyfriend, music, books, church, musicals, theater, the gym (maybe that's a like), my friends, my church crowd, and sometimes work is fun but only because of the people. I am now a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and I am serving in the New York- New York North Mission!

Why I am a Mormon

So I became a member in 2010 and was baptized with my mom. We have had far from normal conversion story. My step-father at the time, was in prison when missionaries came to the prison to give a Christmas devotional. One of his buddies there invited him to come and hear what the missionaries had to say because he had heard them before and liked the message. My dad then called us the next day and told us we should go to this Mormon church and meet this man who he had met and hear what he had to say. After a few months we finally listened to him and went once to make him shut-up. The young missionaries would visit us every once in a while and teach us a lesson from the door way, which was super annoying. But we didn't really want to listen to them too much. But once my dad got out of prison about 7 months later we were able to let the Elders into our home so they could teach us. Then about a year and a half later my mom and I were baptized and joined the church.

How I live my faith

I go to church whenever I possibly can. I need that spiritual lift I get there. I love sitting in class on Sunday or hearing the lessons taught during sacrament. During the summer I go and harvest leftover food from farms with a local organization that tries to get fresh fruit and vegies to the local food bank. I get to take some of it home as well for my family and myself. I get to climb into trees, ride around in fields of fruit, learn what food looks like on the vine or bush or tree or in the ground. I do my best to read my scriptures daily and pray to my heavenly father for guidance throughout my day and life. Having the Holy Ghost with me is such a comfort.