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Hi I'm Stephanie

I am pianist. I have loved music for my entire life and I hope to one day be a piano teacher and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college student majoring in piano performance. Music is a huge part of my life and my heritage. I have definitely seen what a great blessing music has been in my life. College is also one of the best things that has happened in my life. It has forced my to come out of my shell, and I am making friendships that may last the rest of my life. I come from a fairly large family. I am the youngest of five children with a niece and nephew that seem more like siblings than anything else. My family are the most important people in my life. They are my support system, and I love them all very much. If my family has taught me anything it's that having a little bit of humor can lighten any difficult situation in life. Whenever I am feeling down my Dad inserts a little humor, and then things don't seem as bad. I also love to read. I'll read anything from fantasy to historical fiction. Along with reading I also love to learn. There is so much that this world has to offer, and it is so cool to see how all knowledge that is good ties back to God somehow. I am filled with gratitude for everything in life. I believe that bitter moments make life all the sweeter. The most important thing about me is that I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This gospel is my life. I am the person I am today because I have the fullness of the truth in my life, and I am so grateful everyday for it.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, my family has been in the church pretty much since the beginning. They knew Joseph Smith and they traveled west as pioneers and settled the Salt Lake Valley. All of this is wonderful, but it doesn't mean that I was born with a testimony of the truthfulness of this gospel. It has been something that I have had to find out for myself and that I have struggled with at times, but I did eventually gain that testimony and I know that this is the true church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Growing up I relied on the testimonies of others it just was basic knowledge that the church was true and that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ live and that the Book of Mormon is true, and my own testimony at most was partial. I really didn't know that all of this was true, it was just what I had heard, but then my life changed and everything turned upside down. We lost our house and we had nothing. Life was hard, but it was also a testimony to how much our Savior loves us and that no prayer goes unanswered. The gospel was one of the few things in my life that remained unchanged and I held on to that. I came to know for myself that this church is true. My life eventually went back to normal through countless blessings from Heavenly Father. After our trials were over I was left with a testimony etched on my heart and I know without a doubt that Jesus Christ lives and that He has atoned for our sins and has felt our pains and sufferings and that His love for us is beyond compare. I know that my Father in Heaven lives and he loves and cares about us. I know that Joseph Smith is a prophet and that he restored the fulness of the gospel upon the earth and that the Church is true and is led by Jesus Christ through a living prophet today, Thomas S. Monson. I have read the Book of Mormon and I know that it is true. I know that I am a child God and I will continue to follow Christ and live the gospel. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

How I live my faith

In my ward I don't currently have a calling, but I help out where I'm needed whether it be playing or leading the music in church meetings, being a substitute teacher in Sunday School, volunteering to help young men receive their Eagle Scout awards, or cleaning the church building. I also like to volunteer to make meals and take them to people who need them whether they be sick, just out of the hospital or moving. Serving in the church is very rewarding and every time I do my testimony grows and I have have a stronger desire to serve and do what the Savior would have me do. Service is the best way I know of to live my faith because I know what a blessing it can be because I have been on both ends. Any opportunities that I have to serve other people whether it be in church or in the community I take them because I know just how much it means to those receiving that service.