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Hi I'm Deseret

I'm a Mormon. and Im happy!

About Me

Hi! my name is Deseret and I am a mormon. I am the oldest daughter to my mamma and dad. I have 4 brothers and one sister. Three of my brothers have/are serving 2 year missions. (i miss/ed them lots) My family is about the most important thing in my life. They are all my best friends and I would be lost without them. I grew up in the same town. Ive gradutated from college with a 4 year degree. I hope to someday open my own piano studio and teach piano lessons. I do love teaching and I think that I kinda have a knack for it. Anyways, right now, I work at a daycare and I love to listen to music, play the piano, go camping, go snowboarding, go hiking, to go on walks, (anything outside really), road trips, ride rollercoasters, eat, frisbee golf with my friends, make faces with my sister, be silly, live life, laugh and be with my family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

Well, Ive always been in this church. My parents were married eternally in the temple and have always been faithful members of this church. I grew up going to church every Sunday, saying my prayers and reading my scriptures. My mamma homeschooled me, my brothers and sister, and everyday she always taught us about God and Christ and their love for us. In everything my mamma taught us and how she lived her life, she bore testimony and expressed deep love, devotion and gratitude to the Lord. The way my dad lived his life and taught us to live ours, I also knew that he believed. When I went to college and was making my own decisions, then I developed my own testimony, love, devotion and gratitude to the Lord. But a few years ago, my mamma became terminally ill to her deathbed. I questioned everything that id ever known to be true. I could not deny that there was a God. Everything - how we are here, love, the earth, etc- proves to me that there has to be a God. But I did not believe that He loved us. I grew angry and began to disbelieve everything Id been taught. One nite, I was praying, I told Him everything that I thought and felt. I asked Him why my mamma had to be sick and why, if he could, didnt He just heal her. My prayer was answered. Not how I wanted it to be, but I felt nothing but love. I knew that God was there and real and that He loved me and my mamma and my family, so much. He knew and was sad that we were sad. He cared so much about us, and was and would always be in control, and it would be ok, but it was time for my mamma to continue on. I still dont know why she had to leave this life, but I do know with all my heart, that we have a Heavenly Father who loves us dearly and has a plan for us that will lead us to ultimate happiness for forever. To me, it just makes sense. This church teaches all that. It is so logical and explains everything we need to know. I, and my family, have been so blessed by following its teachings. I know this church to be true.

How I live my faith

I believe that what someone believes, determines thier choices, their actions and their behavior - ultimatly, their whole life. I know what I believe, so I try to make the best choices I can so I can live in accordance to what I know is right. Which can be hard sometimes, but Im always glad when I do or when I try to fix it. I am so happy and blessed living and knowing what I do. When I have a question, I think about it, read about it, and ask the Lord. I find for myself if something is true. On Sundays, when I go to church, I am recently in charge of teaching Sunday School lessons to some of the children, which can be fun. I also play the organ and the piano occationally. On Wednesday nites, my little brother goes to cub scouts and my sister goes to a youth group to do good stuff with the other youth her age and I practice the organ and talk with my friends from church that are there. Oh, and I have been an adult leader at the Youth Girls' camp. It was fun!