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Hi I'm Camilyn

I'm a junior in college, I love to daydream, run and laugh at silly things, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi my name is Camilyn, but you can call me Cami as most people do! Currently I am twenty years old, single, and attending college majoring in Human Nutrition. I still am debating what I be 'when I grow up' though! For now, becoming a physicians assistant, physical therapist or biomedical research are at the top of my list. I love to learn new things especially when there isn't pressure to get a certain grade! I have multiple hobbies that I enjoy (but don't always excel in :)) I like to play the piano, sing, take pictures of random things, sketch, write, read, hike, swim, surf, go on bike rides, play volleyball, and play the ukulele (still learning!). I think my biggest passion though is running. I love it. I love running fast and hard. I love running in new places, in the rain, on trails, and even in the water for some cross-training. I am grateful that I had the opportunity to run competitively. I also love volunteering at the child crisis center and Cardon Childrens Hospital ("like" them on Facebook!), talking with my parents and siblings, and even dancing when I am home alone haha. I love my family, friends, and most importantly my Savior.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I cannot deny it. I cannot deny this church, my Savior, or His infinite atonement. I was, like many, born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but my heritage so to say, is not the reason I choose to be a Mormon and to live as the Gospel teaches. When I go to church, read my scriptures, think about my Savior, just do anything church-related, I can't deny the beautiful, peaceful feeling I get. It is as if I am home. I know there is no greater peace, joy, or contentment found anywhere else. I know that true happiness is the result of living the teachings of our Savior. I also know that this does not mean life will be easy, because we came in to this world with a purpose to learn and grow and be tested, but that with the knowledge of the gospel, we will be able to bear and endure all things - happily! I know that the atonement is real. That our Savior truly did suffer and die for all our sins, sorrows, afflictions... everything. This is the ultimate, eternal, and infinite sacrifice, and I know that we must take advantage of it. I know that the Book of Mormon is another record testifying of Jesus Christ, a record of His visits to His "other sheep" in the Americas (John 10:16). Every day as I read the Book of Mormon, I am amazed at how timeless it is. It was written long ago, but everything in it can be applied to me - to you - today. I know that while I do not understand many things, and that often times I have to ask questions, that everything in the church is part of a perfect plan and that someday I will have the opportunity to understand if I live true to the covenants I make with my Heavenly Father. I know that we can find answers through prayer and personal study. I know that God knows me personally, that my Savior understands me fully, and that they love me eternally. I am a Mormon because I cannot deny what I know to be true.

How I live my faith

I attend church with other single people and students around my age in what is called a singles ward. In the church ward I attend, I am involved in many ways. Some of my involvement is the result of an assignment or calling I have been given, and some is just because I want to. I was asked to be a secretary in the presidency for the women's organization of my ward by the Bishop of my ward. I was nervous but excited to accept the calling, and feel so blessed to have the opportunities I do because of it. I do basic secretarial things involving attendance, progress reports, and keeping track of miscellaneous things, but I also get to teach lessons in church occasionally and stay in regular contact with the women in my ward by visiting them, calling/texting/emailing/facebooking them, etc. It is fun to be a part of a united group of amazing women. Also I like to be a part of the choir in our ward. It is fun to sing beautiful music that reminds me of my Savior. I enjoy attending various activities put on by other friends in the ward - anything from volleyball tournaments, to carving pumpkins at Halloween. Being involved helps you make true friends with good standards. You come to love those you serve and I know that my testimony has been strengthened by the involvement I have had in my ward.