13 hours ago
Stephanie Ventura Tabayocyoc, 21, graduated Magna Cum Laude in Civil Engineering at CIT-University, Cebu. Currently, she serves as Young Women second counselor in their ward.
She said, "The gospel played a major role in my studies. Studying is not that easy. I have encountered lots of ups and downs during my college life. However, I don't give in to peer pressure. Because my friends know that I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, they know my standards and they respect my beliefs." "Through the gospel of Jesus Christ, I found hope in every failure. It taught me to have faith in Him in every thing that I do. It taught me to accept my weaknesses and move forward with a courageous heart to face the next challenges that I will soon encounter." "One scripture in 2 Nephi has always reminded me to never forget the teachings of the Church whenever major accomplishments will come in our way and to stay humble in everything that we achieve in life. I couldn't believe that I made it this far. But with great determination and with His help, the Lord made it possible." "I testify that Heavenly Father was always there for me. He did not leave me in my journey. Through Him, I was able to attain my achievements in life. I know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ live. Heavenly Father hears and answers our prayers. If we ask Him with real intent, He will surely answer our questions."