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Hi I'm Daisy Eleanore Torkildson

I'm the youngest of 8. A 22 year old musician and a soon-to-be missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi there! I'm Daisy. I was born in a heavily Mormon populated area, but grew up in a place where there were only 50 members in my ward. I grew up learning how to defend my testimony and share it with others. I learned how lucky I was to have the gospel in my life to help me in tough times. The nearest temple was 4 hours away, so I learned to appreciate the times I could make it there. My faith has been sorely tested in the last few years for various reasons, but I've come out stronger because of it. Now I am a 22 year old musician who has been to one semester of college and has had the goal of serving a mission since I graduated high school. It's been three years of constant hard work, praying, crying, laughing, learning, and growing; but I have finally received a call to serve the Lord. I love music with all my heart, and think it is one of the greatest things that can bring us closer to our Heavenly Father. I enjoy reading and spending time with friends and family. I love to travel and meet different sorts of people from all walks of life.

Why I am a Mormon

My grandmother was the first in my family to accept the gospel. At the time the missionaries knocked on her door she was married,had 6 kids, and was living above a bar in a tiny rural town. I think she largely accepted the message of the missionaries because they taught that families can be together forever and she wanted her children to be blessed by having the gospel in their lives. She had always loved family history, and finding out that she could help her ancestors only made her want to be a member more. The nearest church was an hour and a half away, so my grandmother often had Sunday meetings with all of her children right downstairs in the bar.My mother was a young child at the time and she remembers my grandmother having scripture study with the family, leading Sunday school lessons, and teaching them the hymns from the hymn book. My grandmother left a huge legacy for me to follow, so that is a big motivator for me to keep myself on the right path. I too want the blessings and true happiness for me and my family that can come from living the simple principles of the gospel. I still have questions, but that doesn't mean my faith is weak. I have learned that it is good to have questions, and to seek answers to them. I know my Father in Heaven lives and loves me with a love I can scarcely comprehend. I know my Savior died for me and that because of that sacrifice, I can repent and start over every day. I strive to keep the commandments and love others as Jesus would. I know the Book of Mormon is the true word of God and that Joseph Smith translated it, and restored Jesus Christ's church to the Earth. I am not ashamed to love God and give him credit for all that I have and that I am. I know I am never truly alone, that God will always be there to help if I ask for it and listen to what he has to say to me. He knows you personally and wants you to be happy. Follow him and share his love with others and you will know happiness like no other.

How I live my faith

I love to tell people how much Heavenly Father loves them because I can feel everyday just how much he loves me. When I am at work, I am not ashamed to uphold my values and standards of not swearing or taking the Lord's name in vain. I love to play my guitar at the local nursing homes and share that sweet spirit of music with the residents. I teach the LDS women in my region how to be leaders in their own congregations. I help answer their questions of how to help people come back to church or how to help someone who is in need. I am an assistant of sorts to a few other women who oversee the LDS women of the region. I have a few ladies that I go and visit with a friend of mine to give them a spiritual message and bring them a treat sometimes. I also enjoy playing the organ in our meetings at church on occasion.