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Hi I'm Angie.

I'm in college. I love people. I'm Mormon.

About Me

As a recent graduate from college, I'm adjusting to life as a 'grown up,' on my own in a big city, paying my own car insurance, and working to play. I enjoy spending time in the outdoors, whether it's on a sports field or in the mountains. My biggest challenge trying to find balance and maintain my sanity with the various demands on my time.

Why I am a Mormon

There are different types of knowledge. I can know that it’s cold outside. This statement can be verified by scientific proof—it’s as simple as taking the temperature with a thermometer, or stepping outside to feel the temperature. Contrast that with the knowledge that someone loves you. This knowledge is personal and subjective, but nonetheless real. It is something that I know and do not doubt. The comparison of these two types of knowledge leads to the conclusion that knowledge is based on more than scientific evidence. My parents raised me in the church and I never questioned whether it was true or not. However, when I turned 12, my church leaders challenged me to read the Book of Mormon for myself. As I read, I felt like the words on the paper were good counsel, and that by living by the teachings in the Book of Mormon, I would have a pretty happy life. But I didn’t have an undeniable witness from the spirit that what I was reading was true. Two years later, in the middle of a hard point in my life, I sat down at my desk and stated very plainly in a prayerful plea to Heavenly Father that I needed to know that He really existed. Immediately, I felt a warm, peaceful feeling. It felt like a spiritual hug. I sat there and basked in the feeling for some time, and then knew that I had received my answer. I know that God lives, that He loves me, and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the restored gospel of Jesus Christ from 2000 years ago. I know that the Book of Mormon is the world of God, another testament of Jesus Christ. Anyone that sincerely desires to have this knowledge simply has to study the words of God and pray to know they are true.

How I live my faith

Some people tend to dwell on the "can't" aspect of being Mormon. Sure, we don't drink coffee, tea, or alcohol, we don't shop or seek recreation on Sunday, we live the law of chastity. But keeping the commandments of God is not limiting. It sets us free to live our lives free of addictions and guilt. Each day is an opportunity to follow the example of Jesus Christ, to be mindful of those around us and to seek to serve and love those we associate with. A group of girls and I get together to talk about the needs of others in our area. We then come up with a plan to lift up their heavy hearts, either through a note, a treat, a prayer, or a listening ear. As we seek to lift the burdens of others, our weight of our own personal cares diminish. My greatest joy comes from spreading happiness to the lives of others.