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Hi I'm Gabriela Gonzalez

I'm a New Yorker who was born in Los Angeles. I love my friends, my family, food, music, and everything Disney. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was originally born in Los Angeles, California. I've spent most of my life living in all parts of New York, and I've also lived in Florida and North Dakota. I also lived in Utah while attending school at Utah Valley University. I'm currently taking time off from school because I have chosen to serve as a Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have been called to serve in the California Oakland/San Francisco Mission, as a Visitors' Center Missionary!! I love spending time with my friends, and thinking of new and creative things to do. My first love is Disney. I can quote movies and songs all day. I refuse to grow up. I love to dance. That doesn't necessarily mean I'm good. If there's music playing, more than likely you'll find me jamming out, whether it's by myself, with friends, or with my mom. I LOVE FOOD. Most of the time I'd rather be eating. I may be small, but I can chow down. I love to write. Most of the time, words come easier to me on the page than through my mouth. Journaling is one of my favorite things to do. I love the theater, and watching someone else's story unfold right before your eyes.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, but I chose to be a part of it. I grew up going to church, just because to me that was normal. However, it wasn't until around the time that I was baptized that I started to really realize the importance of what I was doing. I started to feel The Spirit more strongly and in a way that I've never felt it before. Once I entered the youth program, I was able to start recognizing the Lord's hand in my life and that Spirit grew stronger and stronger. I learned how to have my own testimony. I had always assumed that The Gospel was true, but knowing it is quite different. Knowing that Heavenly Father loves us so much that He sent His only son to die for us, and He did it willingly, means everything to me. And it was all so then we can go back to live with Him once again. I Love my Savior and I know that He lives. This church has brought me happiness beyond comprehension, and I know that it can do the same for anyone who truly desires it.

How I live my faith

I love to help others. I love being able to serve people, because that is what the Savior did when He was here on earth. It's one of the reasons I have chosen to serve a mission. I also attend institute classes. I love being able to have a spiritually uplifting lesson everyday. I am also a member of several institute committees. I love being able to help create an environment for people to come and have fun, while also not have any peer pressure. I try to carry myself in a way that comes off happy, cheerful, and someone that people can easily talk to, because I know that's how Christ was. I strive to be more like Him every day, and want to be able to make Him proud.