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Hi I'm Giselle

My name is Giselle, I'm a lover of books and all things which contain the word lemon, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

So I'm a bit I of quirky person. Anyone that knows me would either recognize me for my ability to laugh at completely random things, or for the never ending book recommendation list stored in my brain. I come from a part Dominican family of six, all crazy, but all very loveable. For a short year I attended BYU-Idaho as an English major, but the decision to serve the Lord had already been set in my mind. Now I am called to serve in the New York Rochester Mission as a visitors' center missionary speaking Spanish. I couldn't be more excited!

Why I am a Mormon

I don't really believe in the saying "born in the church." Of course an individual could have been blessed with a priesthood bearing father and righteous mother, a family that lives the gospel in all aspects and has taught you well, but that doesn't make you a Mormon. What makes you a member of this church is your conversion to the Lord Jesus Christ. Being born in a family like this I have been blessed to know the gospel and it's teachings my entire life, maybe just a little longer than others, but my conversion has come through so many more means. Through my daily life and my own prayers and studies, which have led me to where I am now. There is no perfect member, and being one of those imperfect people, I have had my doubts, my worries, my questions. However, those are the very things which have strengthened my testimony. Today, I know I would be able to look anyone in the eye and say, "I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and I have the kind of faith that will not be shaken." I belong to this church for it's teachings of love, of charity, of family, of exactness in all things, of service and diligence and it's ability to change lives. But most importantly, I belong to this church because it is Christ's church, the one He established. And those teachings are the same He taught in ancient times, which come from Heavenly Father and because of that, I choose to follow them, and I am all the happier for it.

How I live my faith

There are many "ways" to live the LDS faith, but either in the suburbs of Orem Utah serving as President in one of the church's organizations, or the poverty stricken roads of Brazil struggling to get a family of five dressed each Sunday, there is one sure path which Heavenly Father has instructed us to live that all faithful members walk. I serve the Lord in my own unique way, following that same path. In the past I've directed music for the congregation (coming from a long line of musically inclined family members, it was a given.) More importantly though, I live my faith by following the example of Jesus Christ by being kind and showing charity to those in my family, and out of it. Diligent studies every day have enhanced my learning and understanding of the Gospel. More recently, I will live my faith by serving the Lord as a full time missionary where I can show charity towards others more fully.