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Hi I'm Adrienne

I dance in the rain with my clothes on. I harmonize to the radio in my car. I love funny people. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to read and write. I am trying to get better at both. I love Harry Potter. I love old movies, especially anything Audrey Hepburn. She is classic. I love to be outside. I love to laugh at people and moments. I love to travel, especially to the Outer Banks, NC beaches. They are the "happy place" I go to when forced to participate in meditation exercises because I am too stressed out. I have a goal to one day visit China. My face is covered in freckles and has been since I was little. At first I hated them, but now I am grateful that they set me apart as unique and different. They also cover up my crooked nose that was crunched by an unfortunate cliff-diving incident. I love to try new outfits and imitate celebrity hairstyles, just to make sure I look a little bit different to myself every time I look in the mirror. I feel like I am in the stage of life where I am starting to gain perspective on what real life is and what living life means, rather than the melodramatic view that I had a few years ago. This helps me feel like I am growing up. But when I realize that I am a senior in college and I have no idea what I am going to do with my life, I immediately don't want to grow up. I love learning life's little lessons that come so often. It makes it more fun when they are funny, but that usually happens after the fact...

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints my whole life. I grew up in Utah where all my friends were members. For the first half of my life, it seemed like there was no other reality. I remember recognizing that there were other people who weren't members of the Church but I didn't understand the implications of this idea. What did it mean to me to be a member? Life experiences started to answer this question slowly. Eventually, I had to make my own decision. It came to a point where I needed to know for myself if what I had been living for my whole life was real. Now I know. I have learned for myself that I cannot live without living the truths that I know. I know that I am much happier to know what I know. I know that I feel more peace, more comfort, greater strength, greater confidence, and greater conviction in every day. I know that my faith is what keeps me grounded. I know that I am more resilient after the bad days. I know that I am never alone. The truths that I know help me see that there is a bigger picture than just my bad minute or hour or week, or even year. These are the truths that I know. I know that I am a child of God--that Heavenly Father is my Father in Heaven and that He hears and answers my prayers. I know that my Savior truly is MY Savior. That I can and do have a personal relationship with Him. He knows each of us as individuals. I know that because I know He knows me. I know He has a plan to help our families be together forever. I know that the Holy Ghost is real and vital in returning back to live with God again. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God because I feel the Spirit when I read it. I know that Joseph Smith was and is the Prophet called to restore the Truth in full back to the earth. I know that we have a prophet and twelve apostles on the earth today that have His authority to lead us and speak His words. I know this is His Church.

How I live my faith

Every day I try to do my best and do what the Savior asks. Every day, I fall short. That is where I have to live my faith, and live in faith. Faith that even though I have imperfections, I can do better the next day because of what the Savior did for me. This faith opens my eyes, the kind of open that sees the glass as half full rather than half empty. I am able to see the greater beauty and light that comes into my life because I am trying. Abstract truths become personal and real and applicable, as I see the reality of the blessings that come from living the commandments. Keeping the sabbath day holy becomes inherent when I see that my week goes so much better when I do! I also love going to the temple in any way. Those beautiful buildings are majestic and marvelous, but they have come to be the ultimate symbol of humility and provide peace for me whenever I need it. Whether I go to participate in the things that take place inside their walls or just to sit on the grounds outside, I am comforted and enlightened. Right now, my calling is to be a member on the Temple committee in my ward. It is our committee's responsibility to encourage members of the ward to attend the temple, love the temple, and share their love for the temple with their friends. I lived my faith in a very literal way by serving a mission for a year and a half. I breathed the gospel and dreamed about the gospel. Every single day was structured and focused, every activity hopefully preparing ourselves and others to coming unto Christ. I served in the midwest more specifically the Oklahoma Tulsa Mission, what I would argue is the best kept secret in the United States. I would say that was the great turning point of my life, and though living my faith in that way was intensive and hard and emotional, it prepared me for living my faith now, more committed than ever, because I also remember being the happiest I ever have been so far.

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

The current prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Thomas S. Monson. I know that he is the prophet because of the Spirit that I have felt as I have heard him speak. He speaks with love and with authority and with the Spirit. His counselors, Henry B. Eyring and Dieter F. Uchtorf, compliment and assist Him. These men speak the word of God in the context of our day. They bear witness first and foremost of the Savior Jesus Christ. They act as special witnesses of Him. I love to hear their testimonies, as well as the testimonies of the other members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. We get to hear them speak semi-annually in a meeting we call General Conference, which is held in Salt Lake City and broadcast all over the world. Show more Show less