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Hi I'm Bethany

I grew up in Georgia. I volunteer with children who have disabilities. I love the outdoors. I have a sense of humor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the seventh of ten children. I am a college student and an aunt of thirteen (so far) who loves to be outdoors: snowboarding, spelunking, swimming in freezing cold temperatures, hiking, biking, playing--not watching--sports (especially ultimate frisbee), and having fun! I also enjoy reading, writing short stories, working out, playing the piano and violin, laughing, socializing with friends (and people in general), and working with individuals who have special needs. I am happiest when I'm busy with volunteering, work, school, church, family, friends, and hobbies.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Mormon family, but this religion focuses a great deal on seeking truth for oneself. I have always been encouraged to find out for myself and to keep asking and discovering. Mormonism simply makes sense to me, and to a person with an analytical mind like mine, that's a key piece in the puzzle. I have found out, not all at once, but little by little through very personal experiences, that God knows and loves ME. I have never felt so strongly that I have a purpose in this life than when I am studying and trying to understand the doctrines of Mormonism.

How I live my faith

Each day, there are opportunities all around me to help others. That is how I live my faith. If there is a nursing home nearby, I usually try to visit the residents. If I am asked to help teach the children during church, then I gladly do it. There are so many little things that I can easily do to improve someone else's day. Jesus Christ led a service-oriented life, and He asked that we do the same. I also make it a habit to read from the scriptures (The Holy Bible and The Book of Mormon) each day so that I can continue to learn more about Christ and what He did for me. Doing so helps me to remember what I am supposed to be working towards as a child of God.