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Hi I'm Mary

I was born and raised in Georgia, USA. I am a freshman in college. I am an artist and a thinker. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest; I am a sister; I am a daughter. I am a freshman in college. I love art, writing, music, and hiking. There is nothing so beautiful as the outdoors, especially in Northeast Georgia. I love words and hate numbers. I am a thinker. I love to listen and observe things, particularly people. You can always find out the most about yourself by watching others.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a Mormon. I have been taught well, and have thought through the Gospel in every way. I have felt in my heart that it is true, even without praying for an answer of conformation. Even though I have been faced with many trials I believe that everything happens for a reason. Bad things happen to good people, but that does not mean God is not there. I believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost. I believe that the Bible and the Book of Mormon are true, and that they are the words of prophets of God. I believe that Thomas S. Monson is called of God to lead the Church. I believe that this church is the only church with the fully restored Gospel of Jesus Christ on the earth today.

How I live my faith

I have had many callings in my Ward. I am one of the music directors for the Youth. I held a calling as the Ward chorister and Laurel president in my home ward. I have been on the Youth Committee and served in the Stake. I am a Visiting Teaching Supervisor for my college ward. I use the talents that I have to help people in my community and school through clubs and other service activities.

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