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Hi I'm Aubrey.

I've lived in eight states and two countries. I'm curious about everything. And, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm typical Generation Y--I earned a B.A. and now work as a receptionist. I'm interested in everything: movies, poetry, activities, music, games. I like learning about crazy topics--I've made people teach me about musical intruments, ethnic cooking, and the stock market. Next stop--sailing :) I paint, I write, I read, I play guitar, and I relax on the front porch at night.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a member of the church because it just makes sense to me. It answers my questions about where we came from before we came here, and why we have to be here in the first place. I now understand why Jesus Christ is the most important part of God's Plan. I think it makes sense that God has chosen to talk to prophets in order to guide us, and He also wants us to listen for the personal answers He gives to our own dilemas. He talked to prophets a long time ago; It's only fair that He has a legitimate prophet to guide us today. Doesn't that just make sense? This is what I've learned by following the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I'm grateful for the Bible and for The Book of Mormon. It makes sense that God told many people in many parts of the world about His Son. He had power to part the Red Sea; that same power inspired people in Ancient America to write down teachings of Jesus Christ, so they could love our Savior, too. The Book of Mormon testifies of that. I'm a Mormon because I gained an understanding of God's Plan, and of Jesus Christ through both collections of scripture. I'm a Mormon because the church and its teachings today are the same as they were in ancient times. I'm a Mormon because God answered when I asked if this church was true.

How I live my faith

Sometimes, I help in service projects in the community. I preside over a group of women at church, and in the past have taught members of my community and church about how to research their family history. I even talked with strangers on the street about Jesus Christ while working as a missionary for a year and a half! Living my faith means growing, even when it's hard, especially when I know that God wants me to do it.

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