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Hi I'm Chloe

I'm a missionary serving in Thailand Bangkok but I'm originally from Southern New Jersey. I love my Savior and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I love being happy:) Don't get me wrong, I'm not always ecstatic about everything, but my goal in life is to "choose happiness". Each and every second of every day I have to refocus my efforts and actions on choosing to be happy and although it's hard, it's worth it. Part of being happy is choosing to do what makes you happy as well as doing what you have to do with a happy attitude. I enjoy learning about this life that God has given me. I also love playing the piano, especially hymns, writing poems, baking cookies, and talking with friends. I didn't grow up in the richest of circumstances, my dad lost his job and we've had tough financial years, but I grew up with the richest experiences and I know that God has blessed me through my trials. During some of the hardest moments, God sent my family angels disguised as friends who blessed us with Christmas presents, dinners, and very needed hugs. I love to serve, especially after seeing the immense happiness that the service of others brought my own family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church and my family members are all members of the church but they did not force me to be a member. I chose to be, because I love the unity and strength I feel at church. I also love the peace and happiness that constantly fills me. People have asked me why I'm always so happy, why I never seem to be frowning. I tell them that everyday my goal is to make someone else happy, which is impossible if I, myself, am not happy. I do this because Christ died for me. He suffered not just for my sins and mistakes but for my sorrows. He loved me enough to die for me, so I want to share this love with everyone I come in contact with. I believe in Christ and I know that if I follow His teachings, I will be blessed. I have felt His blessings of comfort, strength and love and I strive to be like Him. I know families are eternal, and while my brother occasionally gets on my nerves, I would hate to lose my best friends. I know I will live with my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ again if I will follow their commandments and that afflictions and trials on this earth are necessary. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) because I know that by following the precepts and principles of this gospel, I will lead an extraordinary life. I know that when I trust in God, my pain will eventually become my glory; all that I have endured and struggled through will cause me to be stronger and an even greater friend, daughter, wife, mother, and servant of my Lord.

How I live my faith

Right now, I am serving as a missionary for the church in Thailand Bangkok. I am sacrificing a year and a half of my life and many of my usual comforts because I want everyone to know that they are a child of God and that they have divine worth and purpose. The most important way I live my faith is by remembering who I am and why I am here. I am a daughter of God. I am not here to seek the pleasures of the world, but to endure trials, seeking refuge in the arms of my Savior, in order to become stronger. Throughout the day I try to show others my values and beliefs through my example. I serve others, practice forgiveness, love life, persevere and most importantly, smile. I try to remember to be grateful for what I have and I try and lead a grateful life. I read my scriptures, the words of God's prophets, and pray for enlightenment to guide me. I am often afraid of the path that lies formidably before me but I know that if I take a leap of faith, God will protect me.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Chloe
As members of the church, we give 10% of what we earn to the church. This is known as paying tithing. I personally pay tithing because the Lord has given us so much, and though 10% is nothing compared to what He gave us, it shows my gratitude for what He has done. The money is then given to the church to build temples and finance the Lord's work. I know I will be blessed for paying tithing and I have been. It is a privilege for me to help assist the church and I know I am showing the Lord I love Him and am grateful for Him every time I do. Show more Show less