Hi I'm Grace
I'm a missionary in the Oklahoma Oklahoma City Mission. I have a passion for service & am going to change the world! I'm a Mormon.
I am a college student and I love learning! I am studying elementary education because I enjoy teaching and working with kids. I dream of changing the lives of thousands of children by being an example to them and making them want to rise up and be better people. I think I would love to be an motivational speaker though. I enjoy doing just about anything in the kitchen and love to experiment by making food without recipes. I have had numerous disasters!! I also enjoy reading and I am told that I write pretty well too. I love spending time outdoors and especially dancing in the rain. I have a passion for service and love smiling. Up at college I have found many opportunities to get involved and serve through the Student Representative Council, the special needs program, and with the new students. I just love it! I am serving a full time mission in the Oklahoma Oklahoma City Mission and love this amazing opportunity to share my knowledge and testimony of something that I love so much. Life is a glorious adventure and I love it!
Why I am a Mormon
I come from a long line of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on both sides of my family. Throughout my childhood years I loved attending church & learning more about Jesus Christ and how I could become like Him. This pattern of loving the Spirit I felt at Church and learning more about God's plan for me continued to grow & grow. When I was about 12 years old I wanted to learn more! I knew that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was God's church restored on the earth in these days because I had gone to Church & had learned & grown but I wanted to learn all that I could! I read the Book of Mormon & prayed about it and asked God whether the Book of Mormon was true and, consequently, whether Joseph Smith was a prophet of God & if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was His true Church. There was no doubt in my mind that I would not get an answer. I knew that if I asked, I would receive an answer & I did! The Spirit testified to me that what I had read in the Book of Mormon was true & what I was doing with my life by following in my parents footsteps was right. Throughout my adolescent years I lived the principles taught in Church, by the prophet, and found in the Book of Mormon & it made me happy because I was drawing closer to God and becoming like Him. The great joy that I felt & the love of God that was so prevalent in my life inspired me to serve a mission so I could share this with others & I am so grateful that I did!
How I live my faith
I live my faith by who I am. I live my faith by being an example of Jesus Christ. I live my faith as I devote my life and service to the Lord. I live my faith by serving a mission and inviting others to come unto Christ. I want to live an exemplary life where anyone who sees me or meets me can see the light and love of Jesus Christ through me. I want to be a role model to those that I come in contact with. I want to continually look for people that I can lift and serve. By following my Savior and being who He would be and doing what He would do if He were in my place or situation I am living my faith. As I serve those around me and love as He loves I am able to live my faith and become like God. A favorite scripture reads: "Verily I say, men should be anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of their own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness; for the power is in them." I live my faith by living this scripture and continually striving to be anxiously engaged in a good cause. For a year and a half I am living my faith by serving a mission in Oklahoma. I am spending this time meeting with people and learning from them and sharing how I have come to know that God is our loving Heavenly Father, that Jesus is the Christ, that we have a prophet on the earth again, and that through study of the Book of Mormon we can prepare to live with God again. I live my faith by who I am. How great is my purpose!