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Hi I'm Austin

I'm a wife and mother. I love to crochet and play softball and basketball. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I have been married for almost 13 years. We are parents to six children, which includes two sets of twins. When I'm not rocking babies, correcting homework, or washing clothes, I love to play puzzles or board games with my children, have quiet evenings with my husband, crochet, sew and play basketball and softball.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised, alongside one brother, by a single mother in Mesa, Arizona. We didn't subscribe to any one religion, though we prayed together occasionally and even went a couple of times to Christian churches on Easter or Christmas. However, it wasn't until I went to the LDS church at the age of 14, that I learned about Jesus Christ. I was soon baptized, and discovered great joy and hope for my new life ahead. Since that day, I've met some wonderful people who've inspired me, including my husband. Together, we've tried to live according to God's will, knowing that we will make mistakes and trials will come. But we also know that the atonement of Jesus Christ makes it possible for those who have faith in Him to be saved from their sins. We continue to follow His gospel because we feel the confirming witness of the Holy Ghost every time we are obedient to a commandment, or read our scriptures, or attend church or the temple. It is only through living the gospel of Jesus Christ, that I feel joy and peace.

How I live my faith

At this time, I live my faith primarily by serving my family. With so many little children to teach and nurture, my time is very limited. In the past, I have loved serving in my oldest children's elementary school as a volunteer art instructor. I also dearly miss my time as a college student, serving in a group home for disabled individuals. One blessing of my membership in this church is being asked to serve in my ward, especially in capacities that are new to me. I've taught and organized activities for the young people aged 18 months through 18 years. It has been a privilege to serve in these various jobs because I've discovered what my strengths and my weaknesses are. I've also been able to feel the support of friends and the comfort of the Holy Ghost when I've prayed for help. I feel that I wouldn't be the person I am today without my experiences serving in the church and community.