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Hi I'm Nancy

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a college student, and I'm studying Horticulture, but I'm thinking about changing my major to Biology Education, or some other form of Education. I love plants, and hope to run my own greenhouse someday, along with the possibility of being a teacher. I also love to sing, and goof around on the piano (I don't really know how to play it). I love my family and friends, and I love my dogs. I even like taking care of chickens.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church, and I have been taught their principles all of my life. However, when I got older, I dealt with a lot of bullying and garbage as I went through grade school, and began to realize that I couldn't rely on my parents' testimonies anymore. I felt really lost and confused for a long time, until I finally found a group of friends that supported me, and helped put me on the right track again. I started the Book of Mormon the beginning of my Senior year, and I was determined to finish it, no matter how long it took. It was difficult, because I'd read a good chunk, and I'd get caught up in other things and would read for weeks on end. By the time I got to the middle of Mosiah, I had started writing a very close friend of mine who had gone on a mission about a year and a half before, because I hadn't written him in a very long time. I sheepishly admitted that I'd never read the Book of Mormon all the way through, and he was very insistent and excited about getting me to finish it. I'm very grateful for his encouragement, because it helped remind me of my goal. I finally finished it on May 21, 2011 for the first time. I want everyone to know that I have a testimony of the Book of Mormon. I know with every fiber of my being that it is a true testament of Jesus Christ. Anyone who doesn't believe me only has to read it and notice the peace it brings to the heart and mind. Peace is the one emotion that Satan can't mimic. I know that through Christ's Atoning sacrifice, we can be cleansed of all our sins, and healed of all of our heartache. It was meant for all of us, and I hope with all of my heart, that everyone will come unto Christ and find their way back to our Heavenly Father again. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I go to my local YSA Ward (a ward is a church meeting group that has stewardship over individuals in a certain area within a stake, which is a larger group that has stewardship over several different wards over a larger area), and I am the chorister in the Relief Society. Relief Society is a meeting and society made especially for sisters in the LDS faith. My ward is small, but we are a pretty close-knit bunch. We live our faith by befriending both active and inactive members in our ward and stake, as well as those who are not of our faith, and we encourage them to be a part of our meetings and activities. I attend school at one of our church universities, and part of how I live my faith goes along with how I participate in the spirit of the university. By befriending and serving those around me, along with daily prayer and scripture study, and by attending church and church activities, I contribute to not only the spirit of the university, but to my own faith and testimony as well.