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Hi I'm Audrey

I'm a college student and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for almost four years to a ruggedly handsome man, whom I now dress in plaid lumberjack shirts all winter. We met our first year in college and were married after he returned from his 2-year mission to Mexico. I sobbed when they changed the age girls could go on missions because I'd always wanted to go on a mission, but didn't feel like I could leave such a special guy for 18 months when we'd just been apart for 2 years. We have no children, or pets, but we're determined to enjoy the peace and quiet in our home while it lasts. Our biggest aspiration in life is to own a house with a backyard and a garage. I'm a graduate student with an emphasis in early childhood development, specifically what factors help young dual-language learning children maintain their home language. Unfortunately, I don't speak two languages. But I hope my research will help parents, and society, understand how beneficial bilingualism can be. If I ever graduate, I'd like to work at a research institute where I can analyze data to my heart's content, and develop complex research methodologies for national studies to gather reliable and valid data from diverse populations.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it makes me happy. I like being able to see the big picture. I know where I've come from, and I know where I want to end up. I've been given multiple tools to guide me to my desired destination. I have scriptures filled with eternal principles of happiness. Parents, teachers, and leaders who are always there to support and guide me. A prophet who receives revelation. And a direct communication line with my Heavenly Father through prayer. It isn't always easy, and I still have trials of all kinds. But through it all, I can have peace in knowing that what I am doing is what the Lord would have me do. Without that knowledge, I know my life would not be the same.

How I live my faith

Being Mormon is an everyday thing. It's not just showing up to church on Sunday. It's living in a way that brings you closer to the Lord. Someone once told me that life is like running up a downward escalator. It takes some effort to remain where you are, and a lot of effort to move forward. But the moment you stop working, you will being to sink lower and lower. I live my faith by striving everyday to bring myself, and those around me closer to the Lord. I do the small and simple things like reading my scriptures, or praying. And I try to push myself out of my comfort zone to serve others and listen to the promptings of the Holy Spirit. Living my faith isn't one grand act, it's an accumulation of a lot of little things that make me who I am.

What is the Relief Society?

Audrey
The Relief Society is the women's organization within the church. On Sundays, the women meet together and have a meeting similar to Sunday School. During the week, they do all sorts of activities and projects. They meet together to do humanitarian projects, or serve each other, or develop talents. As a young adult, my Relief Society sisters are are great support system for me while I'm away at college. They're always there when I need them, and I have plenty of opportunities to serve others. Show more Show less