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I am a college student, a single adult, and a recently called missionary to the state of Kentucky. I love life and I love being happy. I am the youngest in my family and have two older sisters. Both of them are married and I have the joy in my life of being an aunt! I have been attending BYU-Idaho and studying health science for the last 4 years. Despite my major I am still in love with sweets and have the biggest sweet tooth. I absolutely love ice cream as long as it is the right flavor. I love the rain, I love splashing in it, dancing in it, and just being it. Rain can brighten up any day for me. I love being social and talking all the time, but I also like listening to others. I love this gospel. It is my whole life.
When I was eight year old I was baptized into this Church, but it was not until I was older when I really gained testimony of it. There are three specific moments in my life that lead me on the path to gaining my own testimony. One of these moments was when Gordon B. Hinckley, who was the President of the Church at that time, asked every member to read the whole Book of Mormon by the end of the year. I had started the Book of Mormon before he made this proclamation, but it was my goal to finish that year. This would be my first time finishing the Book of Mormon. When I did finish at the end of that year, I had prayed to know if the Book of Mormon was true, I testify to you that it is. I was filled with the conviction that I had already known that Book was true and the knowledge I had was correct. The second moment was when I turned twelve years old, I had a decision to make, and I did not know which choice to make, so I prayed. It was the first time in my life that I remember asking the Lord specifically for something and then getting that specific guidance back. He cleared my mind and helped me make the best decision that was right for me. My third moment came when I was around the age of 14. This was a point in my life where I came to know how the spirit spoke to me. As I followed those promptings, I found my desire and will to follow the Savior grow. So why are these moments so important? Because in each one of these instances, I decided to act. I acted by following the Prophet to read the Book of Mormon, I acted by praying to know if it was true, I acted by asking my Father in Heaven for guidance, and I acted by following through on the promptings of the spirit no matter how scary it may have been. I found that in these moments when we act on faith, that is when our faith becomes knowledge. I am a Mormon because I know this gospel to be true, because nothing else gives me greater joy and greater peace, and because when I follow the Savior I can do hard things.
I live my faith by how I live my life. I read my scriptures, I communicate with my Heavenly Father in prayer, and I try to participate in activities that always invite the His spirit. I think the best way to live our faith though, is giving service to those around us. The best way to accomplish this goal is to care more about what God thinks about us than what man thinks. I prefer to live my life in the fear of God instead of man, although I am not always perfect at this. His opinion is the only one that really matters and that is important to remember. When we are in the service of our fellow beings we are in the service of our God. What better way to show gratitude to our Savior for His infinite Atonement than by lifting up all those around us. Whether it is just a simple smile or hello as someone walks by or listening to someone in time of need. Each one of these actions uplifts God's children here on the earth and brings us closer to our Heavenly Father. When I am in honest service to those around me, I always feel closer to God. In 1 John chapter 4 its states that God is love and when we love, we know God. I know this to be true. I love this Church because they make service so easy. Each one of us is given a calling and in that calling we are given the chance to act in love toward our fellow brothers and sisters. We are all brothers and sisters because we are all God's children. What better way to spend our days than in service to God's children here on the earth.