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Hi I'm Lyka Bianca

I'm from the Philippines. I'm a Mormon and I love it.

About Me

I grew up in the Philippines and am preparing to serve in Quezon City North Mission. I love the Gospel and being a disciple of Jesus Christ is what I am most proud of.

Why I am a Mormon

I used to be a Sunday Mormon, meaning I only practiced my faith during Sundays where other members could see me. My conversion story is very simple but it is very special to me. I got converted because I had a good seminary teacher who would always smile at me. I decided to take seminary more seriously because of that. I read the scriptures, prayed more, tried to keep the commandments as best as I could. Overtime, I developed a testimony. It was through the process of prayer, scripture study, repentance and keeping the commandments that I developed my testimony of the Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith, the restored gospel, the church and Jesus Christ. I don't believe conversion is a one time event. It is a process and until now, it's still going on for me. Despite trials and challenges in my life, I have always felt safe and protected. I know that He is guiding me and that I will be okay. The gospel has brought peace and happiness to my life. More so, it has brought purpose to it because it has shown me who I am, where I'm supposed to go and what I'm supposed to do. I am a Mormon and I love it. I love the gospel. I know that the Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer and that this is His Church.

How I live my faith

I love children. In Church, I taught children from ages 4-12. Together with other sisters, we created activities for them every month. We organized special presentations, teaching them how to sing, dance, act, etc. I love their enthusiasm and their kindness. Again, they have taught me more than I have taught them. With them, I nurtured patience and charity. Even after I was released from the calling, I am still close with them and I think that is the best that I can do. I was their friend and will still continue to be. It was one of the happiest experiences I had to be able to earn a child's trust. Because of my love for public speaking, I am always asked to host events for members of the Church in our area. Often times, this comes with the responsibility to create even the whole program itself. The task comes in late, the budget is a bit low, the theme has to be unique and many more factors add to the pile. However, they know I wouldn't say no unless for very difficult circumstances. I wouldn't say no if the only thing that was stopping me was whether or not I could pull it off. I have always believed that I couldn't do it alone but with the Lord's help, I could. He has always provided the things we needed so as long as we've kept our faith in Him. Together with the help of other members, we've created memorable activities for people that I know they will cherish. This has always given me the chance to make people feel Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ's love for them. Every event is a chance to edify one another. I remember a quote that somehow goes, "as long as we prove our dependability, He will increase our capacity". He always has and it is only after we've shown our faith in Him that He has blessed us with many miracles.

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

Lyka Bianca
God has never given a law that is temporal but all are spiritual in nature. Ultimately, being self-reliant provides personal independence that allows you to serve others more. Emergency preparedness helps us to be self-reliant as well. Show more Show less