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I grew up in North Carolina and moved to Utah for college. There I studied political science and education policy, and I danced 5 hours a day. I wish I could still fox trot every day! For 3 years I lived in a tiny town of 1600 people in western Colorado, and I now live in a bigger small town in Maryland. When we moved here we thought we made the big leagues because we now have our very own Walmart and even -- gasp! -- a Dairy Queen. We're living large. I have one wonderful husband, two gorgeous daughters, one dog, and two chickens. I go to the library several times a week, jazzercise every day, and always eat chocolate before bedtime.
I was raised in a household of Mormons. All the family I knew were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I grew up in the gospel, and I am still growing in the gospel. I have never doubted my testimony of Jesus Christ or the restoration of His church because I can remember the many spiritual witnesses I have had during my lifetime that the gospel is true. I remember the times I felt the Spirit when I prayed, or when I read the Book of Mormon, or when I sang a favorite hymn. I remember that when I pray daily and read my scriptures, I feel good. I have the Holy Ghost with me to help me be happy. I am a Mormon because I choose to be every day. It is not simply a default. I WANT to spend my Sundays going to church and worshiping God. I WANT to pay my tithing and help serve in the church. I WANT to wear modest clothes and use clean language and follow all of God's commandments. I have never felt that I have missed out on anything because of my faith. I love being a Mormon. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and that it testifies of Jesus Christ as the Son of God and as my Savior.
Our local church group is very small. I am responsible for teaching and organizing activities for all 12-18 year-old girls, which means I am in charge of exactly one teenage girl. I prepare lessons for her every Sunday, and we talk about Christ, repentance, and faith. She is a special person who inspires me to be better. Every Tuesday I attend a bible study group with local Christians from other faiths. I love meeting together and talking about the Savior with fellow Christians. I always learn from them and feel gratitude for how the Bible can help me come closer to Christ.