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Hi I'm Whitley

Just your average girl, soon to be married. Served a mission in Brazil and I graduated college with a Bachelor's in Psychology.

About Me

I'm just your average girl, soon to be married. Recently returned home from my mission in Brazil earlier this year. It was such a wonderful experience! I truly know Christ is our Savior. Before the mission, I attended Brigham Young University and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. Though my current life has been fulfilling my church duties, working, and planning a wedding, I still find time to go on bike rides, run, draw with sidewalk chalk, and I love hanging out with my family on both sides: my immediate family and also the one I'm marrying into. My soon-to-be husband is my best friend from high school and he also served a mission. He served in the Dominican Republic. I got home from Brazil about four months after he returned home from his two year mission. And about four months after that, he asked me to marry him on my Birthday. So really, I owe everything I am and have accomplished or will accomplish in my life to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Through the principles I learn and testimony I gain, Heavenly Father has helped me at every trial, challenge, and new experience in my life. And while I can't say life is easy, or that it ever will be. I can say because I know, that because of this Gospel I will have joy and peace. I will stumble and fall, but the Lord will be there to help me get up. I know Christ lives. I know this gospel is true. And that has made all the difference.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I know it is the true church of God on this earth. Many of you might wonder how I know or think I was taught to believe that all my life, but the truth is I was never forced into the church. I was taught by the missionaries when I was nine years old and they challenged me to read The Book of Mormon. I read and asked the one person who I knew could tell me if it was true. God answered and I am a member of this church as a witness of that answer. It's plain and simple. I know The Book of Mormon to be true and I know Jesus Christ is my Redeemer and Savior. Through Him, I can be clean from the mistakes I've made and progress in this life, to one day return and live with Him. Being a member of this church has changed my life. I've been blessed in so many ways, it is impossible to count them. But I know if anyone reads The Book of Mormon and asks in the name of Jesus Christ, with a sincere heart in prayer to God, to know if it is true. You will receive an answer. This is Christ's church. Find out for yourself. I know I did.

How I live my faith

We are taught to be disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in action, word, and thought. I try to always serve others and uplift them in times of trial. I strive to say kind things and help those around me smile. And I always am trying to think good and positive things about all people and situations. I live my faith by constantly remembering my Savior and what He did for me. I diligently keep His commandments and stand up for what is true. Though I'm not perfect and never claim to be, I know I can do my best to follow Jesus Christ. It takes faith and courage. Whenever and opportunity arises to when my friends ask me a questions or I get to share something about the church, my heart leaps for excitement, because I want people to understand how much happiness is found in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Eternal joy. But I respect others' beliefs as well and never force anything upon them. But I'm always happy to talk about the church and The Book of Mormon. It means so much to me, and I hope people see that.