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Hi I'm Whitney

I'm 6 foot. I love basketball. I'm diabetic. I'm a sister. I'm a daughter. I'm down to earth. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently serving a mission. Something I never thought I would do. I am so thankful for the opportunity though. Serving a mission has changed my life. I love to play basketball. I may not be the best but it is my escape. It helps keep me sane. I played college basketball before my mission. Hopefully I will play after my mission also. I love spending time with my family. My family means the world to me. My family is a way I feel Heavenly Fathers love for me. I have amazing friends that are always there for me. My friends also help keep me sane:)

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because i know it is true and it has changed my life. I grew up in the church. I always went to church and prayed. I thought I knew it was true, but I never prayed and asked. I went through a couple of crazy things when I was a teenager that changed my life entirely and help me gain a testimony. When I was 14 I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Which was crazy. I was healthy and an athlete. All the sudden I got super sick and I couldn't finish my track workouts or anything. No one knew what was wrong. I had lost 30pounds and was just drained. Finally they diagnosed me with diabetes. It shocked me, but it was a blessing. It strengthened my faith I really had to rely on my Father in Heaven. The first couple of months were hard, but it hasn't held me back since. The real drastic thing that changed my life happened when I was 16. When I was 16 my older brother was killed in a car accident. My whole world was turned upside down. One of my best friends was gone. I saw him one night and the next morning he was gone. My whole family dealt with this pain and each of us dealt with it differently. I kind of withdrew myself from everyone. I hid in my room whenever I could. I was angry I may not of thought it was anger then, but I can now see it was. I was angry at the world and at God. My brother was gone and I didn't know if I would ever see him again. I didn't really know if there was a God. I was angry and I felt alone. Finally after about 4 months of this I realized I wasn't happy. One night I knelt down and prayed and asked God if I would ever see my brother again and if He was there. I felt peace and comfort. I knew at that moment everything would be ok. Overtime I came to know that God is there and that He is my loving Heavenly Father. I know that without a doubt I will see my brother again and that my family can be together forever. I love that! I know that I am a child of God and there is a purpose to my life.

How I live my faith

I am serving a full time mission right now. I love sharing the gospel and how it has blessed my life. I love sharing with everyone that our families are a gift from God and that families are forever. I love this gospel. I know it has changed my life and as a missionary I have seen it change the lives of my friends. I continually read my scriptures, pray, and go to church so I can continually strengthen my faith and come closer to God. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that the Atonement is real. He is always there with open arms. I now know that I was never alone when I was going through hard times and I know that I never will be alone with Jesus Christ in my life.