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Hi I'm Mayra Gomez

Texan. Daughter. Sister. Missionary. Air Force Veteran. Seeking to build bridges and uplift my neighbor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Howdy! Well, I grew up in a small town in Texas, and because of it, I learned to appreciate the little things. I remember running outside to watch the incoming storms just to watch the splendor of the lightning in the sky. I remember going to the creek and taking a dip in the cool water. But most importantly, I remember having my prayers answered as a child when I simply sought to understand how to multiply to pass my test in the third grade. These things shaped me and helped me to see the bigger picture. For one, I understood that the Lord gives us beauty in all shapes and sizes. Secondly, I understood that our Heavenly Father listens when we pray, and the gospel of Jesus Christ is the path to joy. This was critical for me as I grew up in a troubled home and things weren't as nice as I would have liked. However, through the help of my mother and my Savior, I grew up to do a little more with my life than I would have ever imagined. I received an education and continuing it in a program that is about serving others. I served my country. I received a calling to go and serve the people of Mexico City. I see myself as a daughter of God of infinite worth. God has not forsaken me and has forgiven me. This is a short list of my many blessings, and I have so much more to be grateful for in my life. Through it all, I have not only gained blessings, but I have also gained a testimony of the Savior's love for all. He died and now lives for us. We simply have to seek Him if we so desire.

Why I am a Mormon

Each of us is special and unique. We each have talents, weaknesses, desires, and needs. The world teaches us that we have to conform to a way of life, and sometimes, it could mean losing ourselves. The gospel as taught by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints teaches us that through our differences, we can come together and build the kingdom of God. Though, this can only be accomplished in one way--we must follow the plan of our Savior Jesus Christ. And this plan is the most merciful and loving plan of all! This plan is about Jesus Christ and dying for everyone's sins! Not only did He die for us, but He now lives. Basically, this plan is about us being able to live with our Heavenly Father once again, and no matter how dark our lives may seem, Jesus Christ is that glimmer of light, of hope. I choose to be a Mormon, because I know it has the restored truths that Jesus Christ once established. I choose to be a Mormon, because I know that there is a living prophet and he leads us in this day and age. I choose to be a Mormon, because I am taught to be humble, kind, and loving. I choose to be a Mormon, because when I follow the commandments and teachings, I find joy in life. I am a Mormon because this is the true church of God, and I have faith and hope that I will see my God and Redeemer once again.

How I live my faith

I love to serve others not only in church, but in my community. Fortunately, the church has given me plenty of opportunities to help others and organize events. I have organized potlucks for get-togethers as we commune with each other. I've been able to assist with service projects such as making quilts for children in orphanages. I participated in going to nursing homes and singing to the elderly. One of my most important responsibilities was to watch over about 100 women in our congregation to ensure that their needs were met spiritually, emotionally, financially, and physically. Although it was a taxing responsibility at times, it taught me compassion and humility. Simply put, I serve because our Savior Jesus Christ served all, and I want to follow his example.