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I am currently a clinical psychology PhD student. I really enjoy playing my guitar, ukulele, playing golf, and hiking in the mountains.
I am a Mormon because it makes sense to me that I be taught to seek after the Spirit, and work to overcome the wiles of the physical, which don't bring me happiness. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true because I've prayed to find out, and God answered that prayer through the same Spirit which I seek. It only makes sense that we should have prophets today, as we are faced with so many challenges that are unique to our day.
My prayers are often answered only after my faith is tried. An example of this is moving to Pennsylvania for a year on a prestigious professional psychology internship. Rather than praying to know if the job was right for me, I prayed saying that I would accept it as right if I got hired there was a competitive applicant pool, and would move to the East Coast. When the call to hire came, I was ready to leave behind friends, a now ex-girlfriend, and familiarity for a world that was foreign in many ways. However, a year later I realized that God truly had a work for me to do, and I can see the blessings that have come from my life after being a year in Pennsylvania. I know that God often does not give us an answer until after the trial of our faith, and I am grateful for God giving me the courage to step out into the unknown.
First and foremost I am a home teacher. That means I have been assigned to teach Gospel principles to a few members of our congregation in their homes. I also am in charge of my ward's finances, which provides me with a greater testimony of the sacredness of the Lord's funds. But above all, I live my faith by trying to do what the Savior would so, striving to be loving toward all whom I meet.