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Hi I'm Savanna Calchera

I grew up all around the United States. I love music, art, and traveling. I attend BYU-Hawaii. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My father is a Colonel in the U.S. Army, so my family and I grew up all around the United States. Being a military child has taught me how to be respectful, how to adapt to different environments, and how to make friends ridiculously easily. I have had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people and learn about so many different cultures, and to do so has been a pleasure. I'm a very big fan of music and art. I love musicals, making pottery, and playing the ukulele, these things bring me so much happiness in this life. My other favorite thing to do is to laugh. I think genuine laughter is one of the best things you can see or do, and I try my best to make those around me laugh as much as possible. I attend school at Brigham Young University-Hawaii and I have made so many wonderful friends from all over the world. I plan to become an elementary school teacher, learn new things every single day, and travel as much as I can. When I grow up I want to be happy.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon for one very simple reason, that is because it makes me happy. Being a member of this church makes me want to be a better person, and it brings me closer to Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father. This is why myself and so many other members of my church choose to serve missions, when you find something in this world that brings your pure happiness, you want to share it with everyone that you possibly can, that's what we try to do.

How I live my faith

The best way that I live my faith is by talking about it. Because I've lived in so many places that being a member of the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints is not the norm, I have had to explain aspects of our beliefs and behaviors to so many people. I've had friends, acquaintances, and even teachers either ask questions or make comments about my faith and I've always been more than happy to explain things to them. I know many people of the Mormon faith get very uncomfortable when they start to talk to other people about being Mormon, but that isn't a problem for me. I think my comfort in the topic comes from my desire to hear about other people, I love conversations when I tell people about my beliefs and they tell me about theirs and we part as friends. It's funny to me that people think that religious conversations are always arguments, rarely is that so. Talking is good, but actions are how we truly show our faith in this church. The service and charitable acts that we members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints do are what gives us the opportunities to become more Christ-like. This is one of our main goals as Latter-day Saints, and what drives us to do what we do.