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Hi I'm Samantha

My goal is to work with children and their families who have special needs. I'm a busy college student, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a graduate student working to become a Special Education teacher. I work as a paraprofessional, and I love the children I work with. They make life a new adventure every day. Soon I will be leaving to serve a full-time mission in Cleveland, Ohio for a year and a half. I love to read, play the violin, and create poor college-student food experiments. There is nothing so fun to me as going on adventurous hikes, watching the stars, listening to music, writing in my journal, or sitting with an old friend. Sometimes the humdrum life gets me down -- but prayer, scripture study, and the example of my Savior pull me through all of the muckiest parts of life and the amazing parts too. I have three goals that continually drive me. 1- Become like my Savior 2- Make and keep Covenants (promises to God) within the Temple 3- Have an eternal family through marriage in the Temple, and by living God's commandments

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I have lived it, and found the peace and comfort that missionaries and Prophets have promised. I have received answers to my prayers asking if the Book of Mormon is true; and I receive daily answers to prayers concerning other Gospel truths taught from the scriptures and our living Prophet, Thomas S. Monson. I am a Mormon because I have faith that Joseph Smith was a Prophet of God, and did indeed see our Father in Heaven and his Son, Jesus Christ. I know this Church is true and that it enables us to return to live forever with our loved ones and our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I study my scriptures daily, and pray daily. Nothing gives me so much zeal for life, or comfort as studying and praying. Every week I attend church and take the Sacrament, which is a promise to God that I will remember my Savior and strive to become like Him. I also attend the Temple weekly to do saving work for my ancestors. This allows them to make promises with God if they choose to. Every day I try to become more like our Savior, Jesus Christ, and have a relationship with him.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Prayer will bring you answers that no one else can provide you. God is the source of all knowledge. Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

We live very similarly to any other person not of our beliefs. However, we do live by standards of virtue that is often not advocated by the world. We keep ourselves morally clean, we do not believe in acting on feelings of homosexuality nor are we intimately involved with individuals before marriage. We live by standards of health, and so we do not drink coffee, we do not smoke or drink beer. We strive to be more like our Savior in the way we communicate with and show love to others. Our focus is on the health of the family. Show more Show less