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Hi I'm JL!

I'm in the crazy stage of life between high school and whatever comes next. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I've spent 3 years at a community college and loved all the variety of unique experiences I've gained, in addition to my Associates degree. I'm fascinated by just about everything- from chemistry to astronomy to psychology... all right, you lose me at computer components. But I find just about everything else really interesting. ^_^ I love everything and anything art related! Lately, I've been favoring the preforming arts- specifically ballroom dance, dance in general, and theater. I LOVE photography and enjoy drawing, even though I'm a bit out of practice...

Why I am a Mormon

Basically, I was born into a Mormon family and my parents raised me in the lifestyle of always telling the truth and going to church every Sunday. When I was approaching the age of baptism (age 8), I started noticing that what I heard at church and what my parents taught at home were the same thing. What they taught me made me happy. I was taught to follow the example of Jesus Christ so when I turned 8 years old, I choose to be baptized as soon as possible. I remember feeling really good and really happy. Fast forward to my my teenage years. Somewhere around the age of 14 (give or take a year), I decided it was time to read the Book of Mormon all the way through. I figured I should know exactly what was in the book I said I believed in. So I began reading. Every night I prayed to know if the book I was reading was true. As the nights went on, I had a little feeling start to grow stronger and stronger. When I finished reading the Book of Mormon, I dropped to my knees and asked Heavenly Father to know if it was true. Tears of joy were running down my face before I could even finish asking. I knew. I knew, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the lessons the Book of Mormon teaches are all true. This brought such a joy and happiness to me. To know I knew the true truth- it was incredible! That's why I'm a Mormon. Because I know that I have truth in my life that brings me more peace and happiness than I have ever felt anywhere else.

How I live my faith

Currently, I live my faith by preparing to serve a full-time mission. This means I will leave everything of my life behind to teach other people about Jesus Christ. I'm really excited as this is my opportunity to share the truth I have almost 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 18 months. This mission is important to me because I know so many people who are looking for truth or peace or happiness in their lives. I have those things and I want to share them with as many people as possible.