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Hi I'm Samantha

I'm an extrovert who lives for my next big adventure and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

These 'About Me' things are always so daunting aren’t they? Well I'm currently in the process of getting my Cosmetologist license and hope to make people feel good about themselves in my small way! I'm totally random. A bit creative and sometimes a random adventure or new hobby takes hold and won’t leave me alone till I go after it. I spent the last 3 years in Colorado which has kind of killed off a lot of my natural east coast tendencies...like rudeness or needing to wear all black to go out for the evening. I'm very outgoing and a bit of a class clown even though I grew up in a Masonic/Military family and had etiquette classes (I'm not joking). I've been working pretty hard on boosting my indie street cred with random bands and I love hearing new things while still respecting the classics!

Why I am a Mormon

I was living in Denver and happy with the life I had carved out for myself. I had a great job, my own apartment, and amazing friends at a Church I enjoyed and was active in. I thought I was doing everything right. Then one night I had this dream where people in picture frames would talk to me about their lives. I woke up confused but brushed it off. The second night I had the same dream but these people started to talk about God and Jesus and that I should head home to Pennsylvania, then they said one word together "Mormon". I googled it the following morning and found mormon.org where peoples pictures would rotate like frames and you got to know their stories. I was terrified, honestly I consider myself a sane person and here I was having dreams about websites I’d never heard of that actually existed. I requested missionaries and promptly found a sublet for my apartment, quit my job, and moved home and waited for the door to get knocked on. When the Elders showed up I probably shocked them by saying that whatever they say I will take as absolute truth and was baptized about 6 weeks later. When I tell people this story the reactions run from shock to joy fear to rude skepticism but none of that matters to me. God spoke to me in a way that I’ll never forget and my life is better for it.

How I live my faith

The day after my baptism the leaders in my branch asked me to become a missionary for our church and serve the people in the community and help others come to Church and I've never felt more satisfied then I do when I'm helping others. I don't ever feel like going to Church is a chore and I haven’t missed a Sunday yet. It's never boring to spend time with such happy and supportive people and I love the opportunity to worship with people who have a genuine joy for God and one another.