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I am a college student majoring in Health Promotions and hope to become a RD in the future. I love playing the piano and listening to uplifting music that brings the spirit. I'm a pretty competitive person -- I love playing Ultimate Frisbee, the card game Speed, Bananagrams, and Rummikub. My favorite foods include strawberries, peanut butter, dark chocolate, oatmeal, carrots, and green smoothies. I love math and view writing essays as inputting "a," "b," and "c" into the "algebraic formula." I love tackling a challenge and finding out a way to overcome it. :) I love children and hope to one day be a mother and be able to teach them the things I know, help them reach their potential, and help them become more like our Savior, Jesus Christ. I love serving others and getting to know them for who they are. I'm not the most outspoken person and can be quite shy, but not when it comes to my testimony of Christ's atoning power and His love for each of Heavenly Father's children.
Life is full of hardships. I myself have not been exempted from this. Being in college, life gets pretty hectic. Workloads can grow sky-high and I sometimes look at that pillar and wonder how on earth I can get so much done in such little time. Sometimes it's seems like there is no time to give to the Lord let alone to my studies. Nonetheless, when I put the Lord first in my life and continue in prayer and scripture study, things somehow all work out. I can my work done. I understand the things I'm learning. I develop a greater relationship with my Savior. Whether physical, emotional, or situational, the hardships I encounter in my life have turned me to the Lord. I can't deal with these things on my own, but with His strength, support, guidance, comfort, and love, I can. "I can do all things through Christ which stregtheneth me" (Philippians 4:13, KJV). We came to earth to be tested and tried to see if we would stay true to the Lord and turn to Him. I know that it is upon "the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God" (Helaman 5:12) that I can overcome the mountains and boulders that fall in our path. I know it is through Christ that these trials can help refine me into the person He knows I can become. I know that "whosoever shall put their trust in God shall be supported in their trials, and their troubles, and their afflictions, and shall be lifted in the last day" (Alma 36:3). I am so grateful to be a member of this Church. It is because of it that I have drawn closer to the Lord than I ever felt possible. I am grateful for a living Prophet, just like the ones of ancient days, who can share with us what the Lord would have us hear. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior -- the Savior of all mankind, and that He paid the price so that I can repent and return to Him.
Throughout my teenage years I was in the Young Women's program (a group specifically for 12 to 18 year old young women) and participate in the Personal Progress Program, a program that helps the young women develop Christ-like characteristics and draw near unto the Lord. This past year I taught 3 to 4 year old children in Sunday School and had the opportunity to see the light of Christ in each of the children's eyes, which strengthened my testimony of my Savior. They know who He is. I could show them a picture of a multitude and they, at their young age, would jump up and point straight to Christ. Their powerful faith in and love of the Lord affirm my testimony of His divine Plan of Salvation for His children. Right now I play the piano in Relief Society (a group specifically for woman ages 18 and up, consisting of mothers, sisters, grandmothers, and friends) and feel of the Spirit as we sing hymns to and about Christ, reminding us of how much He has done, does, and will do for us. I also have the opportunity to serve my fellow sisters in the Church through Visiting Teaching where I can uplift, strengthen, get to know, befriend, and support the other women in the Church. I hope to go on a mission in a year to share my testimony of Jesus Christ and of His unfailing love for each of us. I know He lives. I know He is the only way that we can return to live with Him again. I know that we have the potential to become like our Heavenly Parents. I know that the Book of Mormon is another witness of Jesus Christ -- the Bible and the Book of Mormon go hand in hand. They support each other and both lead to Christ. I know that my family can be together forever through sacred covenant made in the temple. I know that challenges come into our lives because the Lord knows we can overcome them through Him. I know that weaknesses can turn us to the Lord and that He can help us make them strengths. I know that prayer and scripture study can help us stay on the path back to Him.