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Hi I'm Stephanie

I'm a college student studying English and German education. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a Midwestern girl who is attending college out in the West. I love the many different ways the English language has to try to describe our feelings and emotions, which is partly why I am an English education major. I'm a pretty typical gal who loves to cook and bake, to curl up with a good book, listen to good music, be in nature, and hang out with my friends. I come from an amazingly loving family with my mom and dad, older brother and his wife, and a younger brother and sister. My family has always been there for me and inspires me to be better while also accepting me for who I am. I love being happy and making those in my life happy as well.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family, and so I grew up being a Mormon and attending church and youth activities every week. I had always felt that this church was true, yet when I was a teenager, I decided that I needed to really find out for myself and stop relying on my parents' faith. I read the Book of Mormon on my own, then I knelt down and really spoke with my Heavenly Father, told him about my upbringing in the Mormon church, and how I had read the Book of Mormon and really wanted to know for myself if it was true. I didn't have a miraculous experience, but I did get an answer. I felt a wave of peace and warmth wash over me, and a reassuring feeling that I already did know that the Book of Mormon was true. Since I know the Book of Mormon is true, then I know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet and that this church is true also.

How I live my faith

Growing up, I went to church every Sunday and the youth activities once a week. I participated in the planning of those youth events. I went to an early morning scripture class every year during high school. Now, I attend a Mormon-based university. Living my faith is not a one time event and then I can check it off my list; it is something I do everyday. I pray to Heavenly Father, I read the scriptures, I strive to do as God would want me to, helping others, living my standards, and striving to be better every day. When I make mistakes, I repent and try to never make the same mistake again. I live my faith by choosing to see the good in the world, by focusing on my blessings instead of the burdens and negative things found throughout the world. In the times of trial, I try to remember that I cannot see the reason for everything here and now, and I need to have faith in the Lord and in His timing.