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Hi I'm Abby

I am a passionate musician, a daughter, a sister, a blond and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a student at Brigham Young University and I am hoping to study violin performance. I love to dance. I love to sing. I love my family and I am currently serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in San Bernardino, California. I battled depression for three years during high school and I have overcome. I am addicted to learning new things and relearning old things. I love life and I love people.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in an LDS home in Salt Lake City, Utah. Although I grew up in an LDS home, I had to find my testimony for myself. I experienced many trials that tested my faith and made me realize I couldn't rely on my parent's testimonies. Growing up I knew all the answers to all the questions that church leaders asked me, but I don't know if I ever really knew it in my heart. When I was 18 and about to head off to BYU for school and had an amazing experiecnce. It wasn't amazing because of a miracle, but it was amazing because I experienced conversion. I was having a hard time with life in general and I realized I wasn't sure if it was worth it to be a mormon. I asked myself and Heavenly Father and for three days I just wasn't sure. But then, it hit me. I decided for myself that all of this truly is worth it and that no matter how hard it can get to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ, it will always be worth it. I have been building my testimony of the truthfulness of this Gospel ever since. I am a Mormon because I know, with all my heart, that this Gospel is true and it truly is worth it. This is where anybody can be happy.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by striving to do all I can to live the commandments. I devote my life to serving others as much as possible. I am currently serving a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I strive everyday to be an example of the believers in my every thought, word and action.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

To have a testimony means to have a knowledge or a conviction of truth. Truth isn't just a conglomeration of random facts or even opinions. Truth is a feeling. You know how sometimes you just have a feeling someone is lying to you? It's the same with truth. When we come across truth it speaks to our souls and just feels good and right. Almost like it fits in the puzzle we can't quite see. Truth, I guess, is really just one big puzzle and once in a while, God allows us a glimps at the whole picture. That's a testimony. A knowledge and hope and faith of truth. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Everything that we have and we see are testimonies to the existance of our Heavenly Father. Albert Einstein said that the more he studied the universe, the more he believed in a higher power. I'm inclined to agree with him. Science is an incredible thing but we, as humans with a limited capability for understanding, can only comprehend small bits of universal truth. I'm from a place where I can be at the top of four different canyons in the Rocky Mountains within about 20 minutes. It is here that I have found the truth that prophets and poets of the past have testified of; God is all around us, and if we are still and listen very closely, we will know that he is God and we will know of His divine power and love for each of us. Show more Show less

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

When we take a bath we have to have soap in order to become clean. Without the soap, we're really just playing in the water. It is the same with authority and baptism. Without the authority given us by God we are only playing in the water. That is why the restoration is so incredible! We again have the preisthood power and divine authority of God on the earth today. Every man who holds the preisthood can trace his preisthood power directly back to our Savior, Jesus Christ. Baptism is a gift from God, but also a requirement to enter heaven to live with Him again. Because He requires it of us He must've set aside one way for baptism to be legitimate. "One fatith, one Lord, one baptism." That way is by His divine power. Show more Show less