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Hi I'm Samantha

I'm a college kid going into Dental Hygiene. I'm deferring school to serve a mission to California. I love life, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and I love it! I am serving in the California Oakland/San Francisco Mission. I am so grateful for the joy that this gospel has brought into my life and because of that joy that I have, I want to dedicate these 18 months to share that joy with others. Before my mission, I was a college student, getting ready to enter the Dental Hygiene program. I fell in love with dentistry after I had the opportunity to work as a Dental Assistant. I love traveling, reading, singing, and being around people. Laughing is my most favorite thing to do! I strongly believe that every day is a good day and that there is so much to be happy about!!

Why I am a Mormon

There are a lot of reasons why I'm a Mormon. I'm a Mormon because I have come to know for myself that Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer, and that He loves us each very much individually. I know that He not only suffered for my own sins, but for my trials, weaknesses, afflictions, sicknesses, and every anxiety that I have. I know that he did this for me, so that He can perfectly understand me in every situation of my life. I love my Savior and I know that He can be each of our best friend. I also know that He will not force Himself upon us, but that we must invite Him into our lives. I know that when we do invite Him into our lives that there will come a peace and a joy that surpasses all understanding as He takes our burdens from our shoulders. I have felt that burden lifted from my shoulders many times. I'm a Mormon because it is a great way to live. If I do what I'm taught, I have absolutely no regrets about life. That is a great way to live life! I know that Christ lives and that our Heavenly Father loves us very much and that knowledge has blessed my life in many ways.

How I live my faith

I strive to live my faith by being "an example of the believers," as the Bible says. Sometimes I do better than others, but I know that people notice how Mormons stand apart from the world. There is a light about people who follow the Savior. I also try to give as much as service as I can. I know that "when we are in the service of our fellow beings that we are only in the service of our God." This is why I am serving a mission right now. Because I love my Heavenly Father and my Savior.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

To me, everything denotes that there is a Master Creator. The fact that I'm alive, the fact that we have the ability to reason, love, make decisions, and build relationships testifies to me that I do have a loving Heavenly Father who created this earth so that we could gain bodies and experiences to help us become more and progress to be more like Him. Show more Show less