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Hi I'm Samantha

I am a southern belle who enjoys volunteering in my community. Most importantly, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work full-time assisting adults with mental illness fulfill their life goals and dreams. I spend a lot of time mentoring teens and being a board member for a local non-profit. I received a BA in Sociology in 2006 and continue my passion for improving the lives of those left under the radar in society. I love spending time with my wonderful husband and my adorable dog. I also enjoy writing, taking walks with the dog, and spending time with my parents and/or friends. I have been lucky to keep many of the friends I met in grade school in my adult life and cherish every moment with my family and friends. I feel very blessed to have such an amazing, supportive, and loving husband in my life. I am so grateful that we can share the Spirit of the Lord in our home together and that one day we can be sealed in the temple for time and all eternity.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized in 2004 and my conversion story is quite interesting... A friend from high school introduced me to the Church while I was attending a local college. She invited me to a FHE and Institute one week. I decided to check things out and after meeting several of the single adults and seeing how friendly they all were and how vivacious they all appeared I decided to investigate further. I met with the missionaries and felt this overwhelming sense of peace and joy listening to their messages about Joseph Smith, the Atonement, and eternal marriage/families. I knew the Spirit was prompting me to join the Church. I had always felt that a piece of me was missing and I found my whole self after joining the Church. I was one of those folks who was very reluctant to have anything to do with the Church, to me Mormons were those weird people with the commercials on TV. I was raised Southern Baptist and thought I would always be Baptist. But here I am a member of the LDS Church and so happy that I joined!

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith everyday by doing simple things such as showing love and charity to family, friends, co-works, and complete strangers. I do believe in the core value of The Golden Rule and make every effort to live up to that standard daily. I also avoid alcohol, drugs, smoking and other things that are harmful to my body r since after all "my body is my temple." I just moved into a new ward and I am awaiting a new visiting teaching assignment. I love visiting teaching because it gives me opportunity to get to know other sisters in he ward and allows me to help those sisters in times of hardship.