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I sometimes refer to myself as “# 4” because I am the fourth of eight children. I love being part of a large family. I grew up in Colorado on a small farm. My dad always tells us that the main reason we have the farm was to teach us how to work... but we also learned how to play. I love being out in nature. I grew up hiking, rafting, and camping. I recently learned how to swim for real and completed my first sprint-triathlon! I graduated with a degree in Nutrition & Fitness and completed a Dietetic Internship in order to become a Registered Dietitian. I now work as a Dietitian in private practice and at a hospital.
When I was young I was Mormon because that is how I was raised by my parents. Now I am Mormon because I believe. I believe that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. I believe that because he does not change he will speak to us through prophets today. I believe that he loves us and wants to be involved in our lives. I have found that as I apply the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ I can feel of the Spirit and draw closer to my Father and my Savior.
I served as a missionary in Alabama and I LOVED it! As missionaries we devote 1 ½ or 2 years of our lives to serving the Lord and teaching His gospel. One of the things I love most about that South is the deep love the people have for their Savior, Jesus Christ. At times it is challenging to be a missionary because there are many people who do not want to hear what you have to share. One of the scriptures that helped me when I was a missionary is found in the Book of Mormon in Moroni chapter 7, verse 13; “…that which is of God inviteth and enticeth to do good continually; wherefore, every thing that inviteth and enticeth to do good, and to love God, and to serve him, is inspired of God.” It reminded me that I was out inviting people to come closer to God, to love Him and serve Him and I was therefore inspired by God. Now that I am back in my life as a “normal person” I strive to continue to act in a way that I can be assured that I am being inspired by God. I continue to do good in the world and bring people closer to God by the way I live.
Right now, I serve Sunday school teacher helping young adults prepare to serve as missionaries. I served a mission in Alabama a few years ago and now LOVE helping others prepare. We review the basic principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ and practice teaching these so people from any background can relate and understand.