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Hi I'm Samantha

I grew up in Southern California. I go to a Nazarene university and am studying pre-medicine. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have two younger brothers and wonderful parents. I love to participate in sports, blood drives, outdoor activities during all seasons, read, and do well in school. I am currently attending a very competitive, non-LDS, and demanding university and studying pre-medicine - one day planning on becoming a doctor and mother. In high school I participated in volleyball, basketball, and track and field, throwing the discus and loving it. I have always been on the nerdy side of my schools - I love to get good grades. I love my family and especially my cat, Pip Squeak. She has always been a little different than her brother and sister - always giving me a good laugh.

Why I am a Mormon

The feelings that I get when I go to church, listen to the prophet and apostles, or read the Book of Mormon make me want to keep coming back for more. The peace that this church has brought to my life has changed me forever - I know where I come from, why I am here, the purpose of this life, that families can be together forever with the priesthood and temple ordinances, what happens after I die, that the Lord loves me, that His son, Jesus Christ, came down to earth and sacrificed himself for the souls of all mankind, that we might be able to return to Him. Having the priesthood has also changed my life - being able to have it on the earth today and use it righteously gives many blessings to all. This gospel truly is "good news" and I wish that everyone could know about it! Knowing that I can be with my family for eternity and that I have a divine purpose for being here has made life that much more joyful. The teachings and commandments have saved me from much heartache and sorrow, even though I have had my share of hardships - I cannot help but be elated with the life I have been given thanks to the gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

Within the church, I am in a young single adult branch and am the president of the women in my ward - and it is rather intimidating because I am only 19! But I am trying to do whatever I can to make their lives easier, more enjoyable, and that they are being taken care of. I want them to get the most out of their lives and I truly have the desire for them to be happy and know how much I love them and how much their Father in Heaven loves them. Through visiting teaching, the women in my branch are able to visit one another every month, creating friendships and ensuring that those wonderful ladies in my branch are doing well and that they are taken care of. At my university, I am one in a handful of LDS kids. I do my best to be a respectful, teachable, and attentive participant in classes and with my peers. I love being surrounded by kids that are not of my faith, that's how I grew up. It has always made me happy to be able to answer questions that others may have about my religion and be someone that others know will not participate in many now-accepted activities that youth tend to do these days.