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Hi I'm Celeste Tejda

I am from Arizona and I am going to school to be in the nonprofit sector. I will soon be a missionary. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I am nineteen years old and attending college studying nonprofit management. I love photography, volunteering, and I would love to travel more. I will be serving a mission in Chile and leaving in June and I am so excited to learn a new language, learn and live in a different culture, and to meet and teach the gospel to God's children.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I was a member since I was born, I learned for myself the truth about the gospel. I studied, prayed, asked questions, pondered, and am continuing all I can do to learn more about the gospel. I have felt blessed living in this gospel and have felt God's love for me and for my family. I know that God is real and that he has a plan and a purpose for us and that there is so much more than this life. I know that it takes a lot of faith and patience to learn and to to sometimes have truth confirmed to you whether it be a moment of finally understanding something or feeling the Spirit, but when it finally happens, it is an incredible feeling. With so many religions and opinions how we should believe, it may seem overwhelming to figure out how the way you have chosen to be the right one, but I have felt the Spirit continually while being a member of this church and when I pray to know the truth and the gospel, while it takes studying and praying to understand sometimes, makes sense to me and I have learned sometimes you just need faith to make it through tough times. I know this gospel is true, I have felt its blessings, and I love it.

How I live my faith

I have been a lifelong member growing up in pretty much in the same area. As a youth, I had the opportunity to serve in the young women's (youth group for girls 12-18) youth presidency and my first calling out of young womens was a sunday school teacher. As a youth leader I had the opportunity to be a part of and plan many service projects that include not only the church, but the community. Having opportunities like this as a teenager helped my faith and knowledge about the church grow and help me develop my passions and interests.