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Hi I'm Aubree.

I'm a twin. I am a triathlete. I am a full time missionary. I am a Mormon.

About Me

Here are a few things about me. I am 20 years old. I come from a family of six, and am the youngest of four kids. I have two older brothers that are twins and I have twin sister as well. I love my family and enjoy spending time with them whenever I can. I also enjoy doing anything in the outdoors. I love camping, hiking, boating, biking, swimming, running, etc. I work doing Respite Care, so I have the opportunity to work with a 15 year old boy that has cerebral palsy, and a 3 year old boy with autism. I love triathlons and had the opportunity to compete in the St. George Ironman on May 7, 2011. It was one of the hardest, but most incredible experiences I have ever had. I grew so much mentally, physically, and spiritually because of it. Competing in the St. George Ironman, one of the hardest nationally ranked courses, was one of the most testimony building experiences I've ever had. Through it, I was able to gain a greater appreciation and understanding that Heavenly Father really does hear our prayers and that if we have enough faith He will always answer them. If it's important to you, it is important to Him. If it weren't for prayer and the help of my Father in Heaven, I wouldn't have been able to finish that race that day. But because of prayer, faith, and enduring to the end, I am now an Ironman! I am grateful for prayer and for a Heavenly Father who is there for me. No matter what life throws at me I know I can always rely on Him.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member, but have been able to build a testimony of my own as I have grown up. Through prayer and faith I've been able to know that what I have been taught is true and that The Book of Mormon really is another testament of Jesus Christ. I know that if I live the gospel I will be blessed and that I will be able to experience true happiness in my life. That, amongst other blessings, is one of my favorite blessings of the church. I know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that He died so that we can all be forgiven of our sins as we try to become perfect like Him. I'm so grateful for the atonement and the knowledge I have that I can be forgiven once I repent, and that whenever I face a trial in my life that Christ himself knows exactly what I am experiencing. He knows how everyone feels as they experience their hardships. I know that Thomas S. Monson is our true and living prophet and I am grateful for the counsel and guidance we can receive through him. I know the Holy Ghost is real and that if we live worthily that we have the privilege of having him as our constant companion. I have felt the Holy Ghost many times in my life and can always notice a difference when he is present or not. I am so grateful for the Plan of Salvation and the knowledge I have of where I came from, why I am here, and where I go after this life. I know families can be forever and that together, we can make it to live with our Heavenly Father once again. We are never alone in the gospel.

How I live my faith

I currently have the blessed opportunity to be serving a full time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I began my mission February 13, 2013, and have the opportunity to devote my time and efforts to the Lord for eighteen months as a full time sister missionary in the Spokane Washington, Spanish speaking, mission. I am grateful for the new announcement made by President Thomas S. Monson, allowing women to serve beginning at age 19. If it weren't for the announcement I would still be at home going to school. However, instead, I am able to be here in Washington sharing my testimony about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I am away from family, friends, home, and so much that is familiar to me because I want to share the peace, comfort, strength, hope, and happiness that the gospel has brought me. I am grateful for the opportunity I have to be on a mission teaching others about how they too can find peace, comfort, strength, hope, guidance, support, and happiness as they come unto Christ and live His restored gospel.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Aubree.
As Mormons we are asked to donate 10% of our income as part of the law of tithing. This law was given anciently by our Father in Heaven. All that we have in our lives is from our Father in Heaven. Paying our tithing is one way of showing our gratitude for all the Lord has given us, but it is also a commandment. As we keep the law of tithing and pay 10% of our income, we are being obedient and are promised blessings. As we willingly and faithfully pay our tithing we will receive blessings, so much "that there will not be room enough to receive them." (Malachi 3:8-10) Show more Show less