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Hi I'm Corinne

I run for fun. I want to change lives. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

There's nothing like waking up each morning to see a towering mountain just outside. It's one of my favorite things about being at home. The mountains and the nearby canyon have always been places of peace and adventure for me. I love to do anything outside, especially when the weather's nice. From hiking, mountain biking and camping to basketball, frisbee or just even taking a nice stroll around the block. However I can't spend ALL my time outdoors. I'm also a college student, which means a lot of time in the library. But I love that as well. I'm studying exercise science because I love the human body and the way it functions almost flawlessly. It's amazing! For quite some time I've been interested in health care. I want to always be learning and helping people. So I've recently made the decision to study occupational therapy after my undergraduate. I'm not sure where. I've still got some big decisions. But I'm excited for the future :)

Why I am a Mormon

The gospel is a huge part of my life and not just because I grew up with it, but because I've seen how it has changed my life and the life of others. As a child my parents taught me about Christ and the life He lived. They read the scriptures with me and taught me how I should follow the Savior and trust in Him. As children, I think we often depend on the ideas and beliefs of our parents. But there always comes a day when we realize that living off borrowed light won't do us any good anymore. We need to have our own opinions and make our own decisions. For me, I was around 12 years old. I had been taught about and read from the Book of Mormon. My parents said it was true. My teachers at church said they knew it to be another testimony that Jesus is the savior of the world. But I wanted to know for myself. I wanted God to tell me that it was true or not. So I did what I was invited to do, read the whole thing and then approach God in prayer. I distinctly remember that night I closed my door and earnestly knelt in prayer, having a deep desire to know. I can't say that God appeared to me, cause He didn't. I can't say I saw angels, because I didn't. But I can say without a doubt that the great God that created us all gave me a witness deep within me. I felt such a strong stirring inside me, distinct and different than I'd ever felt before. And I knew... Since then I've had several somewhat similar experiences. It's never been anything huge. I don't think God speaks to me in that way. But He does give me answers. And I know Jesus Christ lives today. He knows each of us individually and many years ago gave His life so that we could overcome sin and return to live with Him eternally. I know this because I've felt this love and seen the way He guides my life. We may forget Him, but He will never forget us. I know He waits for us to come unto Him and when we do, when we try to do what He has asked we become better people and doors are opened for us.

How I live my faith

First off, what is my faith? Well, it's believing that Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer and that only through Him and His gospel can I return to the presence of God. So how do I live this? I think one of the best ways we can show our love and appreciation to God is by serving others. Whether it's through community service or simple acts at home we find true happiness and become more like Christ when we serve others. Within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints we have organizations set up to facilitate in this service. One of my responsibilities within one of these organizations is to coordinate "visits." Each woman is assigned, with a partner, two women. They watch over these women, becoming friends and helpers. In short they do for these women what the Lord would do if He were here. I also serve in my community at the local state mental hospital as well as with an organization that helps children with a parent suffering from cancer. I want to always want to be worthy to be someone that God can trust, someone that can reach out to His children here on earth and touch their lives, and help them to someday return to His presence.