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Hi I'm Aubree

I survive Arizona summers. I teach 8th grade math. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor of science in Elementary Education. I currently teach 8th grade math and love being in a classroom full of 13-14 year olds every day! Some days are easier than others, but I enjoy a challenge. On the weekends I enjoy serving with Habitat for Humanity and teaching piano lessons. In my spare time I practice the piano, take Spanish lessons, and make new dishes in the kitchen. My husband and I have been married for almost three years and we have embarked on a journey for him to complete medical school. He is also in the military, so we plan to move around a lot over the next several years. When we spend time together, we enjoy relaxing, hiking, mountain biking, and serving.

Why I am a Mormon

For the majority of my growing up years, I attended church mainly with my mom. She really encouraged me to live the gospel and seek the truth of it for myself. I gained a testimony of the gospel as I attended church and prayed about the things I learned there and the things I learned by reading the Book of Mormon. My prayers were always answered (sometimes quickly and sometimes not-so-quickly) when I asked about the truthfulness of the gospel. I appreciated the example of my mom's testimony, but even more I appreciated her encouragement to gain a testimony of my own. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord's church upon the earth. I am grateful for the blessings of His gospel and the happiness and safety that comes as a blessing by living the principles He has set forth.

How I live my faith

I enjoy playing the piano for the young children in our ward. Each Sunday the children ages 3-12 gather for a meeting where they sing songs about the Savior and learn about Him and His church. I love being part of their experience with the gospel by playing the piano for them. I also enjoy visiting with women in the church by completing my visiting teaching assignment each month. To fulfill this assignment, I visit the home of three different women in my ward and help them in any way possible. I enjoy our discussions about the gospel or bringing some homemade soup to them when they aren't feeling so well.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

A testimony is a personal witness of the truthfulness of the gospel. To gain a testimony, one must first desire to know the truth of gospel doctrine and principles. A testimony can be gained by seeking answers through prayer, and receiving quiet confirmation from the Holy Ghost. Testimonies can also be gained by experiences had with gospel activities (i.e. scripture reading, church attendance, payment of tithes, etc.). With desire, faith, and perseverance, anyone can obtain a testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less