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Hi I'm Ana Lucía Fuertes

Hi! I'm Ana Lucía, my friends call me Ani or Lu! :) I was raised in Nicaragua, I'm mormon.

About Me

I'm the first-born, I have good parents and two brothers, one in heaven and the other here in the earth, I have one dog and one cat, I'm a student of International business, my native language is spanish. I love to travel, cook, make handcrafts, listen music, dance and watch series. I think that life is a journey, I like to try and learn new things every day.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a mormon family, so since I was child my family taught me about Jesus Christ and His restored gospel, however in a critical point of my life I started to ask myself if the church was true because I couldn’t believe that between many churches and people I was in the right one, I believed in God and In Jesus Christ but I wanted to know by myself if the book of Mormon was another Testament of Jesus Christ and I had many questions in my mind and heart. At that point I began to pray harder and study a lot more the Book of Mormon; many days went by and I felt that I did not receive an answer. Somehow, I was waiting for some kind of miracle, however with time many small things, feelings and experiences confirmed that I was in the true church of Jesus Christ. One day a friend of mine asked me about the church so I bore my testimony of it, in that moment I could felt the power of my testimony, I testified her with all my heart and I had no doubt of the restauration and the Book of Mormon. I’m Mormon because I asked and received an answer; I’m Mormon because I know that my Redeemer lives, because I believe in His atonement, in the restauration, in the prophets, in the Book of Mormon and in the priesthood, every experience in my life has testified me about these things, I’m Mormon because that gives me a purpose, because that makes me feel peace, hope, love and because I believe that all the saving ordinances we make here will prepare us to return to our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

There's not a lot of mormons in Nicaragua, sometimes that's challenging but it's a blessing at the same time because I'm able to share the gospel with others and that really encourages me to be a good example at everything I do because I think that our acts speak louder than our words. I like to serve in my community and at church. Also, my faith and beliefs help me to be a good citizen. Every Sunday while in church I remember the convenants I made, when I was baptized, of being a witness of God in all times, in all the things and in all places no matter what. The gospel of Jesus Christ teaches me that I have to be the hands of Christ on earth and reflect his love to all the people, so that really helps me to be more kind and helpful.