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Hi I'm Samantha

I'm a twin. I work at a D.C. non-profit. I love historical reenactments. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My twin sister and I are the oldest of seven kids. I grew up in a small town where I milked cows, played soccer, became a news junkie, and dreamed big about living and working on the East Coast. This small town girl has met the big city, and I now work in the Washington D.C. metro area at a non-profit organization. I enjoy eating out at different resturants, going to museums, kayaking, playing softball, watching the news, reading biographies, participating in my neighborhood civic association, and eating frozen yougurt! I have a bachelor's degree in political science and I studied abroad in France. I want to run for political office in the future.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe in Jesus Christ and that He lives. I believe in living prophets and modern revelation. I believe that baptism by the proper priesthood authority is essential for our salvation. I believe that familes can be united forever. I am greatly blessed to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It is here, in Jesus Christ's church, that His gospel is taught in its fulness with clarity and simplicity. I know that I am a daughter of God and that He hears and answers my prayers. The Book of Mormon is the word of God and stands with the Bible as another witness of the divinity of Christ. It is in Christ's church that I learn what I must do and become in order to return to live with God.

How I live my faith

I am a visiting teacher, which means that I have the privilege of serving two other women in my ward (congregation). Each month I visit these women outside of regular church activities, and share with them a spiritual thought, and learn how they are doing spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Visiting teaching is a great way to develop friendships as well as practice what I covenanted to do when I was baptized: "Mourn with those that mourn...comfort those that stand in need of comfort, and to stand as a witness of God at all times and in all things, and in all places" (The Book of Mormon, Mosiah 18:9).