Hi I'm Samantha
I grew up in Scotland. I am a student, a DDR fan and I love Harry Potter. I'm a Mormon.
I grew up in Scotland and I am a daughter to wonderful parents who moved to the US for a better environment. I recently got back from serving a full-time mission in the beautiful islands of Hawaii - and yes, I miss it everyday; not necessarily for just the weather, but for the people, the memories, the experiences and for what it symbolizes to me. It was there that my testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ was strengthened. It was there that I saw the miraculous power of God change the lives of people. And it was there that I changed. I LOVE the Gospel of Jesus Christ and it is such a great part of me and of who I am.
Why I am a Mormon
At some point, everyone is backed against a wall of faith and we need to be the ones who make the choice of where we stand. I grew up Mormon; my parents were converts to the Church when they were teenagers in Hong Kong. Growing up I took the Church for granted and I guess you could say I lived off my parents' testimonies. My mission was a turning point for me. Being blessed with the opportunity to study 2 hours a day everyday for 18 months and to testify each day and share with people the Gospel has helped me to grasp the Gospel principles and understand the reality of the Savior's Sacrifice for us. Once I knew that - once I finally realized that I had a testimony of my own, there was no going back. I know why I am here, I know what is expected of me and more importantly, I know that following Christ is the ONLY way to true peace, joy and happiness. I know Jesus is the Christ, that I have a loving Father in Heaven who listens to me and knows on a very personal level who I am and what my needs are. I've seen it over and over again how He has catered lessons to teach me and strengthen me. I know the Holy Ghost is real and will guide us when we let him. I know that the Book of Mormon is a true book and that the principles it teaches and testifies of are true. I know the Atonement, or the Sacrifice the Savior made for each and every one of us, is real. I have felt it and experienced its power of forgiveness, repentance and love.
How I live my faith
I attend church every week and I take institute (religion) classes on campus twice a week. I am a leader in the Young Women's organization - which is a great program for girls from the ages of 12-18. I have the blessing of teaching them every month, developing friendships with them and helping them with their personal progress. Personal progress is a program that helps them prepare for the greatest blessings Heavenly Father has in store for His children; the Temple - where we can be united to our families for Time and all Eternity and not just "till death do us part".