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Hi I'm Aubrey

I love to dance. I'm studying to become a pharmacist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am going into my 4th year of pharmacy school and I'm excited to be going into a profession where I can help people every day. I'm living the single life and enjoying all of the teachable moments that come with it. Music is an integral part of my life and I couldn't imagine my life without it. I play the piano and violin and enjoy singing in choir. I also enjoy folk dancing and have joined a folklorico team where I live. Traveling and history/politics are two passions of mine and I love when I'm able to combine the two. Being from Colorado, the outdoors and fitness were part of growing up, and I love hiking, camping, and getting away into the mountains when I have the time.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that His gospel is true. I don't think I would be able to not be a Mormon. I got baptized when I was eight because I knew it was the right thing to do, but I have come to a knowledge and appreciation for the gospel over the course of my entire life. My testimony has grown imperceptibly at times; I often realize that I know some aspect of the gospel is true without really knowing how I came to know it was true. As Nephi put it, in 2 Nephi 28:30, "I will give unto the children of men line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little; and blessed are those who hearken unto my precepts, and lend an ear unto my counsel, for they shall learn wisdom" I have learned to recognize the presence of the Holy Ghost and know that whenever I feel it's presence, it is testifying of truth to me. As I have started to pay attention to whatever I'm experiencing at that moment, my testimony of this church and the gospel of Jesus Christ has grown. I love the gospel and the joy and happiness it brings into my life. I know that I wouldn't have that joy by following any other path, and I am so grateful for it's presence in my life. The gospel of Jesus Christ brings a peace into my life with the knowledge that I can return to live with my Heavenly Father once more surrounded by my earthly family forever. The ability I have to repent and to be forgiven is one of the biggest blessings in my life. I know that this life comes with a happy ending if I keep the commandments and covenants I have made and endure to the end.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday by trying to be an example of Christ. I do small and simple things everyday like reading my scriptures and praying to bring me closer to Him. It helps me to share my faith with others, especially when they ask questions. At church I have served by playing the piano in meetings, helping others to know of the gospel, and helping plan activities to help our members grow closer to each other and their Savior. I also visit other women in my church and help them to grow closer to Christ by being a good friend and sharing messages about the gospel, while supporting them physically and spiritually. Living my faith is not a switch that I turn on on Sundays when I go to church. I try to stay true to the principles I have learned every minute of my life.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Mormon women are some of the strongest people I know. I think that because many Mormon women choose to stay home and be with their kids that they are seen as weak or subservient by those outside of our faith, but this couldn't be further from the truth. My mother has a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and sacrificed a career to stay at home with her children. This to me, is more important than any work she could've done. Knowing that she loved and cared for me, and would be there to help me when I came home from school was a rock to cling to as I navigated through my child and teen years. The solid assurance that my mother would always be there for me empowered me to be take risks and challenges on that I couldn't have accomplished without her. I have been blessed to have many strong Mormon women in my life who have encouraged me in my life goals and ambitions. Never was I told to not get an education, or be able to provide for myself - in fact I was encouraged to get as much education as possible. Mormon women are some of the most impressive and charitable women I have ever met. We believe that men and women are equally important, but have different roles and responsibilities. Growing up, I watched my parents work together as a team to faithfully raise me and and my siblings. My father was never more important than my mother and my mother wasn't more important than my father. They demonstrated to me the relationship I strive to have with my future spouse. Show more Show less