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Hi I'm Mika

I grew up in the United States. I studied biochemistry in college and worked to help improve medical diagnostics. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of five children. I am half Caucasian and half K'iche Mayan. I love to read, write, cook, crochet, dance, and hike. After I return from my mission, I have one year of college left. I am majoring in biochemistry, and when I'm at school, I work as a research assistant for one of my professors. I love to study how medicine and the human body work, and I hope to go into medical research after I graduate. I am also a musician and am minoring in music. I have played the piano for fifteen years, and the flute for ten. I play my flute for my college's orchestra and symphonic band, as well as occasionally in church.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member because of the peace that the gospel brings into my life. It has been a huge comfort to know that no matter what, there is a Heavenly Father who loves me, knows me individually, and is willing to guide me. To me, the gospel is the only way that life can make sense. With it, I know that my family, the most important people in my life, can be with me forever, and that death does not mean we are separated. I also know that Jesus Christ died for me, and that through that act of love, I can repent when I make mistakes, and always keep striving to become a better person. The gospel provides a path for me to follow to become the person that God wants me to be so that I can return to his presence. It gives my life direction and meaning.

How I live my faith

I am preparing to serve a mission for the Church, which will take up the next eighteen months. Before this, I was a secretary for the women's organization in my college ward. As part of this calling, I helped organize events for both the women's organization and the whole ward, such as ward dinners and temple trips. It also meant making sure that all of the individuals in our group were taken care of, such as bringing food to sick sisters, or reaching out to someone who might feel lonely or homesick. I also participate in service projects that my ward and stake do, like cleaning up a local park. At least once a month I go with another sister from my ward to visit three other women in our ward. During these visits, we share an uplifting message and help her with anything that she might need. I really enjoy these visits and getting to know the women that I am assigned to teach.