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Hi I'm Colleen.

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 18 and I was born and lived in Florida most of my life, until we moved to Georgia a few years ago. I love to learn new things. I just started my freshman year in college and I love it! I'm home right now taking classes to become a CNA. I love the medical field and all the opportunities it has to offer and my goal is to become a PA in the future. I'm sort of a hyper person, I love to talk and laugh, and I never have a boring day. Smiling is my favorite thing to do because I realized if you smile at someone they smile back! My whole family is a lot of fun and I enjoy every minute I have with them. My dad practically raised me to be his second son, which is probably why I love to be outside all the time. He taught me to work hard for everything I do and never give up. My mom is one of my good friends, she always laughs at all the crazy things I do. I love my older sister and brother, although I don't remember living with them when I was younger. And my little sister is like my twin. We have so much fun together, even if she tries to deny it.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm pretty much a typical mormon, but my story's a little more interseting than being baptized a 8, and living happily ever after. I was baptized when I was 9 when my mom started talking about the church. She had been a member her whole life, but my dad wasn't, so she never rasied us in the church, she wanted us to choose for ourselves, and I chose to be baptized. We went to church very little when I was a kid and I remember as a kid my sister and I would wake my mom up on Sunday morning so we could go to church. Sometimes we went and sometimes we didn't. We went very seldomn, but I knew enough to know I was a Mormon. Then we moved to Georgia when I was 13 and we we're looking for the church building near our house. We went a couple of times, but we stopped after awhile. The missionaries would come to our house and teach us. I understood what they taught and I felt the spirit. I just didn't want to wake up on Sunday and go to church, it seemed like such a hasle. I started to notice my family life wasn't very positive and I was like every other teenager in high school and I knew that wasn't what I wanted the rest of my life. Happiness was my goal and I would achive it at all cost. I went to church a couple more times and I noticed the happiness they had about their presence and I wanted that. It took me about a year and a half to finally go every week and to get my family on board with the idea. My dad got baptized about 3 years ago and it was so exciting to see my dad accept the gospel. I love going to church now and seeing everybody. Church is my safe haven when things seem to go wrong. I know that without the gospel in my life I wouldn't be as happy as I am now. I wouldn't change all the challenges it took to come to church because it has made my testimony so much stronger. I know that Heavenly Father has a plan for me and I'm excited to fulfill it!

How I live my faith

I love to do anything to help people. My dad helps distribute food at our church and it is so much fun to go with him and help. I was the president of the laurels class, which is the 16-18 year old young women, I had so much fun with this calling. I loved talking to the girls and getting to know them. Being their example was very helpful in my life. I had to think about them and what they would think if they saw me. It helped me to become a better person. One of my favorite things to do as a family is go to the Bishops' Storehouse, which is where they store food to help the less fortunate. We go there and volunteer. It is so humbling to know that I'm helping a family who doesn't have food like me. Being a part of the LDS church really makes me understand who I am and how I can help other people, it makes me a better person, and I feel like i can impact somebosy's life.

What is being a Mormon like?

Being a Mormon is no different than any other person. I still can have a fun time with my friends and be the crazy teenager I am. I believe that I can do anything any other person in this world can do. I want to travel the world, I want to sky dive, and so much more. Being a Mormon doesn't make me stop being who I am. I think that being a Mormon makes all the expirences I have more enjoyable. Show more Show less