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Hi I'm Genevieve Pipes

I grew up in central California. I am a sister, a daughter, a student, and now proud to call myself a full-time missionary!

About Me

I am from the central valley of California. I grew up in a small town surrounded by golden fields, vineyards, orchards...or cows. I grew up going to school and church with people of many different cultures and races. I love variety, it IS the spice of life! I am the second child in my family with three brothers. Music is the sweetness of my life! I love to sing in the shower, in my car, with my friends, and behind a mic. I love banging on the piano and creating music with my fingers. I appreciate many genres of music! I am currently a missionary, priveleged to serve the people of NY NY in the language of spanish. I am a student. I love reading, hiking, biking, lounging by the pool, dancing, and spending time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

You could say I am Mormon because I was born into a family of members. I will always be grateful for this blessing of being born into my faith, but because of this I do not know what it is like from the other side--or the perspective of a nonmember. I know many converts who are strong pillars of light because they struggled to find the gospel. I was given it as more of a birthright. However, I am constantly working to keep my testimony of the gospel burning within me. I have never doubted the truth of this church. This doesn't mean living it is easy, or that my testimony was handed to me. I have felt the ups and downs of mortality...but this only makes my conviction to follow Christ stronger. I am a Mormon because it has taught me my purpose; it has taught me to reach for happiness.

How I live my faith

One thing I've learned is being a Mormon is not a once a week ordeal. To truly be converted is to choose daily the example I want to be to humanity-- to consciously try to emulate my Savior, Jesus Christ. many great leaders and teachers in my ward, who include my friends and parents have raised me to understand the importance of service and charity towards others. All my life my area has done humanitarian projects of working at a vineyard pruning and harvesting grapes that are turned into raisins and given to those in need. This monotonous and dirty job has taught me the value of work and selfless service. In this church they also have a wonderful program to include 'the individual'. All women and men have the opportunity of being called to visit selected individuals and friends in the gospel to share friendly conversation and gospel topics. I am grateful to not only have loving friends visit me but I also feel the benefits of reaching out to others. There are countless ways to be a proactive member of the church, with not near enough space to describe it. To sum up my deep gratitude for being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is to express to you that I would not have it any other way. If I could share the most precious gift in the world with someone I love, it would be to introduce them to this gospel. I have it, and I want you to have it. If you wonder why it has not yet been shared with you, let this be that moment.