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Hi I'm Robyn

I'm studying to be a neurologist. I want to travel the world. But, most important, I want to make a difference. I'm a Mormon. ^_^

About Me

I am currently studying as a premedical undergraduate student. Major: Neuroscience Minor: Japanese Goal: become a neurologist I also like to learn about different cultures. Learning about other cultures opens my eyes to different perspectives on life, and helps me to be a more balanced person. Someday, I would like to travel the world. My hobbies include--but are not limited to--knitting, reading (every genre, except romance :b), watching foreign films, anime, RPG video games, psychology, piano, reading the scriptures, and ultimate frisbee. Mostly, I don't like to sit still. But my favorite hobby is smiling. It is the simplest way to brighten anyone's day. The world could use more smiles :)

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have prayed, and received witness from the Holy Ghost that this is the Lord's church. I was raised in the LDS Church, but there comes a time in every member's life when they need to learn the truthfulness of the gospel for themself; you can't borrow someone else's testimony forever. When I was thirteen, my Sunday School teacher challenged my class to read the Book of Mormon start to finish, and then pray about it (like it talks about in the Introduction and also in Moroni 10:3-5). I read a chapter a night and it took months to finish. Eventually, I finished it, and it came time to ask the Lord if it was true. I was nervous, because I knew that "real intent" would be to act on the answer I received, even if it meant going to a different church. As I prayed, I received an answer that the Book of Mormon was true, and that the LDS Church was true as well. The Holy Ghost is awesome!

How I live my faith

I live my faith in the little things I do everyday. I strive to read at least a chapter a day from the scriptures, plus a few verses each night in Japanese. I like to read through the Gospels (the first four books in the New Testament), and then the Book of Mormon, and switch between the two. I love to read the words of Christ, and I strive to model my life after His teachings. I want to know what He taught so that I can follow His example and be a good Christian. I also pray each morning and night. It is very important to keep an open line of communication with God. He is our Father, and he wants us to talk with him. It's kind of like talking to someone on the phone; we need to have an active conversation with God, to express our thoughts, feelings, and concerns, and then wait to receive guidance and comfort through the Holy Ghost. It's amazing that we can talk with our Heavenly Father anytime, anywhere, and He hears us. I am rather busy with school and school-related activities, so I don't have as much time to devote to scripture study as I would like, but I've learned that as we make time for the Lord, He makes time for us. The little things I do each day give me the strength, and sanity, I need to maintain my busy schedule. I recently returned home from serving a proselytizing mission. Nothing compares with the way I have seen the gospel change lives. It was amazing to see how big of a difference the restored gospel made in the lives of good people of other faiths who served the Lord diligently. Their knowledge increased, and they always gained a greater feeling of light around them. Without fail, their strong relations with the Lord became even stronger. I saw countless miracles while in the service of the Lord. Serving a mission was the best decision of my life!

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

A testimony is a spiritual witness, received from the Holy Ghost, that something is true. Gaining a testimony is simple. Just remember "CPR": church, prayer, reading. As you read from scriptures, the Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon, you can feel the Holy Ghost witness to you that these books contain the word of God. You will have more peace, joy, patience, goodness, and faith in your life, just like it talks about in Galatians 5:22-23. Then, you ask Heavenly Father if these things are true, and he will tell you in your mind and in your heart, through the Holy Ghost. Gaining your own testimony takes work, but it is well worth the effort. Show more Show less