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Hi I'm Aline

I grew up in France. I became a cinema lover and a filmmaker. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I developed a love for cinema while studying visual arts and acting in the south of France. I pursued this love by going to the USA to study filmmaking and then to the UK to study film theory. While working in a small independent cinema, I am volunteering at film festivals and writing/directing my own film projects.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a Mormon when I was 20. At the time, I really wanted to get closer to God in my life and even though I wasn't praying, I think God knew the desire of my heart. I met two mormon sister missionaries one evening in the street and we started talking about God together for a while. I was intrigued by their message about modern prophets and I invited them to come visit me to tell me more. They came back regularly for the next 4 months. I was fascinated by their teaching, especially because, deep down, they felt familiar to me. However, it is not until I started reading the Book of Mormon and prayed to God to tell me if it was his word that I felt a confirmation that it contained the gospel of Jesus Christ and that God was, indeed, my Heavenly Father and Christ my personal Savior. I then felt a desire to be baptised and live my life in accordance to the principle of Jesus Christ's gospel, but I wanted to make sure I would be baptised in his church. So I prayed about that as well, to make sure that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was indeed Christ's church restored on the earth. I prayed with a sincere heart, knowing that God would not let me astray. As I did so, I felt a loving, comforting, peaceful feeling that God approved my decision and wanted me to join his church. Being able to be baptised and, after my baptism, receive the gift of the Holy Ghost have been two great blessings in my life. I can fully partake of the Atonement of Christ every time I repent and enjoy the companionship of the Holy Ghost everyday. Having access to the words of living prophets and apostles allows me to gain an understanding of the purpose of my life and how I can feel it with joy. I find peace in trusting God's plan of happiness and in relying on my Savior Jesus Christ when I feel weak. I know God lives and that he is my father. I know that his son Jesus Christ is my personal Savior. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is his church on the earth and through it, he delegates his work and authority to living apostles and prophets. This knowledge I have gained through studying the Book of Mormon and the Bible. The Book of Mormon is such a powerful witness of the living Christ, as it teaches of his coming to the American continent and contains many more prophecies of his divinity and resurrection. This book has the power to change people's hearts. It has certainly changed mine. Through its teachings, I have learned to love more, to forgive more, and to serve more.

How I live my faith

Well, pretty much everyday and in everything :) My faith is so much part of who I am. I try to invite God into my life by praying everyday, talking to Him about my daily challenges. I seek His guidance in the scriptures; they have been a source of revelation/inspiration for many important decisions in my life. I go to church every Sunday and I enjoy serving my brothers and sisters in my homeward. Once a month, I get to visit a couple sisters from my ward to make sure they are ok, which brings me great joy. I have made great friendship with them!! I also enjoy being part of service projects such as "Helping Hands". The last one I participated in was in Bristol, UK. We went to a local farm to repaint their buildings. It was so much fun!! Plus, it brought me great joy to see how happy the people at the farm were to see their buildings all pretty again :)

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Aline
The Book of Mormon was written by ancients prophets on the American continent between around 600 BC and 400 AD. The first of these prophets, Lehi, came from Jerusalem and, with the assistance of God, travelled to the American continent with his family. Mormon was one of the last prophets to live on the American continent and he was instructed to compile all the writings of the prophets from Lehi's time until Mormon's own time into one volume or book. To protect these precious writings -- which mostly talked about the coming of Christ, his gospel, Christ's visit to the American continent, and prophecies concerning the last days -- Mormon's son, Moroni, hid the records in the ground. In the early 1800s, God chose Joseph Smith as his prophet and showed him the place where Mormon's records where hidden. By the power of God, Joseph Smith translated the ancient American records into English and published them under the title 'Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ.' Show more Show less