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Hi I'm Marina

I grew up in France as well as the United States. I am bilingual, currently serving an LDS mission, and I'm a mormon.

About Me

I love classical music. I am in the process of completing a psychology major to later find work as a therapist. I have three older sisters, my father is french (Alexis Defranchi) and my mother is american (Catherine De Lucien). My father sings at the opera in Bordeaux, my hometown, while my mother teaches kindergartners at a french immersion elementary school.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Latter Day Saint because I love God and I want to be like Him. I know that His Son, Jesus Christ, loves us and guides us. I also know that through God, all things are possible. God has a mission and a purpose for all of us. My hope is to reach out and share God's perfect love with those around me, and to remind them of their purpose in being here on this earth. I hope to remind souls, particularly those who feel lost or distressed, that they are loved, that they belong, and most importantly, that they are not alone. Many times in my life, God has let me feel His deep and unprecedented love for me when I felt most vulnerable. He has carried me when I felt I could no longer walk, and I know for a fact that He is willing to carry anyone that feels they no longer have the strength to go on. All we have to do is ask for help, and He will scoop us into His arms like little children and keep us safe. I promise that you are not alone, that God knows you individually, that He cries with you when you are sad and that His greatest wish is for you to come back to Him, for He is your Father and you are His child. I know this, and testify of this in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have been called to serve in the mission of Utah, St George as a temple visitor missionary.