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Hi I'm Asia :)

I have moved all over the United States, I grew up in the Marine Corps. I love art and music and learning. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have never really had a home town. I cannot fathom living any place for longer than 3 years, but I have loved this lifestyle. It has made me out-going, it has bonded me to my family, they are my best friends, and had made me privy to many different life-styles and belief systems. I love art, I love music and theatre. I have been to a year of college and am soon to be serving a mission. I speak Spanish and I adore the language. I love school, I love to learn new things, be it science, math, art, culture, history or anything really! I love animals, any animal really, they're just the sweetest, most innocent creatures! I have three pets right now. In my free time I love to create art pieces, exercise, go hiking with my family and read. I am the oldest child, three crazy boys follow behind me! But I love them all so much :) I love life and I strive to love and understand all those that I meet!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints ever since I was born. My parents are firm believers and have diligently taught me everything they know from since I was in my mother's tummy. This is not the only reason that I am a member however. When I was eight years old, I was baptized. I loved church and the gospel, but when I turned 10 or so, I was worried that I relied to heavily on what my parents would say, on their testimonies, as opposed to my own. I remember being in my room one night and decided that I needed to know for myself if the church was true. I knelt down and began to pray, and before I could even finish the question, the Spirit bore such a powerful testimony of the truth of this church and gospel that I could not keep the tears from streaming down my face. I knew, without a doubt, that the Book of Mormon, this church, the prophets, were all from God. I knew and I wanted to share this with anyone I could. I stared sharing my testimony in church on occasion(once a month, people in the congregation have the opportunity to go to the pulpit and share their testimony, should they desire to do so). When I turned 12, I made a promise to God that I would share my testimony every chance that I had. So, once a month, I would go up to the pulpit and do so. During church activities, if we were given the chance, I would do the same. I did this until the day I moved out to college. My testimony has grown incredibly because of that, and I want to share it with you now. I know without a doubt, that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true church of God upon the earth. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that by the power of God, he translated the Book of Mormon, which is scripture. I know that Thomas S. Monson is a living prophet today and that he receives divine revelation from God, that he has the authority to direct this church today. My testimony is everything to me, nothing will ever be worth losing that.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in a very active way. I go to church every Sunday that I am able. If I am out of town, I go to a ward there. They are always so warm and welcoming to visitors wherever you go! When I was in college, I got to teach the other women my age on Sundays. I absolutely loved this calling, having the chance to share experiences and help my friends see different aspects of the gospel in ways that could help them later on. Soon I will leave for a mission where I will be able to teach the gospel everyday and serve anyone we meet. I just got a calling to teach the younger children in my ward, until I leave on my mission. I am just a substitute, so I wont teach every week, but I look forward to being with the kids in my ward. They are always so intelligent and understand much more than we give them credit for. I cant help but expect that they might teach me more than I teach them!

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Asia :)
The biggest way that I have come to know my Heavenly Father is through prayer. I try to talk to Him constantly, I ask Him for help in situations that may seem small, but matter to me. I thank Him whenever I see his hand in my life. When I was at college, I was walking home from a class and was struck by how absolutely stunning the day was. I paused to admire it, then said a silent prayer of thanks to God for the beauty surrounding me. I didn't expect to, but I received a quiet reply, not really in words, but a feeling. I felt my Father say that he did that for me... my heart became full of gratitude and love for Him, tears welled up in my eyes. In that moment, I knew a little bit more about Him. He is constantly doing things that will bring joy to His children, even when we don't consciously notice these things. He loves us and wants to talk to us. It's hard to know someone that you don't talk to. He wants to hear about our struggles and our triumphs, about our joys and our pains. He is our Father. He is there for us, and always will be. A song that I was taught since I was little has always reminded me of how close God is. It is called "Walk Tall, You're a Child of God". One of the lines says, "He's closer than you know. Reach up, He'll take your hand." Never, ever be afraid to reach to Him. He is always there for us, and if we have a hard time feeling His presence, that is when we need to turn to Him, because He never turns from us. Ever. Talk to Him, reach for Him. Show more Show less