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Hi I'm Sister Victoria Bulson

I love life and the people in it. I am passionate about the arts, my friends, family, and faith. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the greater Seattle area, and I am the youngest of four children. I get involved in theater and music whenever possible. I sing, play guitar, and a little piano. I love spending time with family and friends playing games, hiking, roller skating, and trying new things! I have Tourettes Syndrome, which I manage with acupuncture. I study web design and development at BYU-Idaho, although I am also considering studying psychology or alternative medicine. At the moment I am taking a break from school, friends, and family to serve an eighteen month full time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day saints in New Jersey. I love this state because there are so many people and they each have a unique story, and I have the opportunity to hear many of them as a missionary. I am grateful to have the chance to share my own story of my Journey with the Savior as He has helped me turn my roadblocks into bridges.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in this church, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I love everything about my religion. It's principles give me peace and help me through trials because it helps me look at things in the long run. I love that the in the gospel the "long run" isn't just taking into account your life untill you die, it's about eternity. I love the Idea of eternity, that I can be with my family forever. Knowing that some of the minor decisions I make today effect an infinite number of tomorrows, motivates me to do what is right. In addition to that, knowing that I have eternity to become who I know I can be is comforting, even so I don't want to waste my time. The best thing about the gospel is the pure joy it gives me to know all of these principles, to know God is my father, that he knows me, that he loves me, that he has a plan for me, that he wants what is best for me. That Christ is my brother, that he understands what I'm going through, that he is there for me, that he is my redeemer, that he pleads to the father on my behalf. I don't know what I'd do without that knollege. I certainly wouldn't smily as much.

How I live my faith

I try to live so that my life reflects christ, I try very hard to center my life on him. There are a lot things I do to accomplish that, one is fullfilling my responsibility in my ward. I am the president of the 16-18 year old girls or laurels. Because we are the oldest girls in the Young Womens program I have a great responsibility to be an example to the younger girls. I go to church every sunday and voice my opinions and thoughts on the lessons. I attend meetings and bring up ideas to help the youth in our ward. I go to youth group every Wednesday and try to make everyone feel loved and included. I take seminary as a class 6th period. you could call it a sacrifice because I have to make up the credit in other ways, but I don't know what I'd do without it in my day. The most important way I live my faith though is when I'm not at church. It's easy to live the gospel when you are surrounded by others who believe it, it's harder at school where what I believe is often unpopular and mocked. The fact is though, that because it's harder it is even more vital for me to stand for what I believe. So I make sure i wear modest clothing when it might be easier not to. I politely ask people not to tell crude jokes or swear when they are around me, even though they might freat out at me. I don't cheat when I forgot to do an assignment. I try not to talk behind peoples backs, and to encourage others to do the same, even though it would be so easy to join in. I try to say hi to the kid who looks sad or lonely, even thought i'm shy. I try to reach out the the people who people make fun of, no matter what people might say about me. I try to be like Christ even when it's hard, because I know it wasn't easy for him either.

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

Sister Victoria Bulson
True faith in Christ leads us to strive to be like him. Christ loves unconditionally and that's the kind of love we need in our relationships. Unconditional love doesn't mean to blindly trust people, but loving them and showing respect no matter what, that's what makes strong relationships that you can grow from. When it comes to family the christlike attribute of patience is so important. It's normal for patience to wear thin when you're so familiar and close to eachother, but having faith that Christ will help you to have patience makes all the difference. When it comes to friends and other people around us, the subsequent decisions of striving to be like christ can define the relationship. When my friends do things that hurt me or get on my nerves, I find it helpful to think of Christ. He asked his apostles to stay awake while he suffered in gethsemane and they still fell asleap. He may have been dissapointed, but he didn't give them the cold shoulder for the rest of the day. His example is what we need to strive for to have strong relationships. We need to be patient, love and respect those around us as he did, with faith that he will help us to do so. Show more Show less