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Hi I'm Cortney

I'm a college kid that still loves cartoons, I'm trying to find where I fit in the world and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am twenty years old. I attend college in Arizona and am majoring in Animal Conservation. I used to live far from home and missed my family so much I came back. I read and write for fun. I am working on a novel albeit a small one right now. I enjoy goofing off with friends. I feel like Peter Pan sometimes. I don't want to grow up. Unlike Peter I know I have to so I will figure it out as it happens. I want to be just like my mom. She is my best friend. My favorite movie is The Lion King. I am a cartoon nut! I really like cartoons and my mom is constantly trying to influence me to grow up. Spider-Man is my favorite Marvel character and Batman is my Favorite DC character. I'm very much obsessed with movies. I loved Transformers 3, Kung Fu Panda 2, and can't wait for The Avengers, and a bunch of others that would take too long to write. I listen to lots of music on the radio. I like Eminem, Linkin Park, Avril Lavigne, Evanesence, Reliant K, Paramore, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, and all kinds of Country, R&B, Rock, and Pop.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I Mormon? The beginning was because of my parents. I grew up singing in primary, learning all I could, little by little, and getting baptized at age eight. I grew up thinking it was so fun to go to church. It was so fun to be a Mormon. I was happy. I was content. But I think most 12 year olds are. I got to know what the world is like. I had to figure out for myself if this church was true. If this life was really for me. Even though I was born and raised a Mormon and my ward praised me for my strong testimony, I felt like I needed to know for me. I wanted to be in the Church because it was simple. The gospel made sense to me. It never felt confusing unless I tried to take it all in at once. I moved to college and that testimony shook. It nearly fell, but I had much support from good friends and consistent scripture reading. I am not the perfect Mormon. My reading had much needed improvement. I am a Mormon because it gives me consistency in an every changing world. The Lord does not change and His gospel does not change. I am far away from home and the familiar spirit at church helped make the adjustment smooth and comforting. I am a Mormon because I want to be.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by refraining from swearing. I don't like to swear and I see no need for it. To me foul language is a waste of breath better spent expressing love for a friend. I refuse to watch rated R movies. I once watched such a movie and I walked away from it feeling sick and uncomfortable. I had made the choice both because I was asked to and from personal experience. I held a calling as a instructor for the women in my ward. It was interesting teaching because some Sundays I felt like I could have prepared or given the lesson better and afterward the girls would commend me on a lesson well taught. I served as a second counselor in IWA (Institute Women's Association), a young single women's group that get together once a week for activities that help us grow closer to Christ, to each other and the young single men group as well. It was a very sweet experience having so many women around me to help if I needed them. We had wonderful times and have made friendships I will cherish forever. I loved being a visiting teacher and having my visiting teachers come visit me. I loved going over and showing the girls that if they needed a friend I was there for them. I loved getting to know them and understanding the importance of visiting and home teaching. I fall at times, I will admit it. But I get back up every single time. I have seen what my life would be like if I didn't have the Church as my anchor. I love being grounded in the gospel because to me it means that I can fly to greater hieghts and I won't fall. [ I love the kite analogy! :) ] I live my faith day by day. Because it's really the best I can do. Just take it day by day and take the sacrament on Sundays to renew my promises.

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

We believe that when we die it is not the end. We will all be resurrected no matter what we did in this life, good or bad. We all will live again. There is a life after death. Show more Show less