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Hi I'm Audrey

I live in Chandler, Arizona. I am a teenage girl just trying to survive high school. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live in probably one of the hottest places on Earth and the only way I can escape that heat is by being on the swim and dive team at my high school. I'm not the best swimmer out there, but I do try hard and work to improve myself each and every day. I am constantly flustered with balancing my school work, job, church activities, and still being able to hang out with my friends - especially with college just around the corner, but somehow I manage to keep my head straight and remember what my priorities are every day. I am the pickiest eater on the planet. I love to read...once I start a book I have to finish it, even if it is terrible. I am a piano player - just like every other Mormon. I hope to get accepted to BYU in the next few months so I can be constantly surrounded by people with my same beliefs and standards since that is hard to come by living in Arizona. My role model is my older sister. I am always worried about impressing boys. I take every opportunity I can to hang out with my friends. I love nothing more than watching movies with my family. I am just a normal, everyday teenage girl who is making her mark in the world and is always trying to be an example to the people around me.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon my whole life. I don't have an amazing conversion story like some people do about how I came to know this gospel is true. I just grew up going to church and primary every Sunday with my family and looking to my parents as examples to me for how I should live my life. I have been learning all of the gospel doctrines since before I can remember, and I always knew in the back of my mind that it was true and that I would always stay a member of the church. But I finally realized how important the gospel would be in my life when I started high school. High school is sometimes a really cruel place with people that seem to only be trying to bring you down, but I decided to give up one of my elective classes everyday, wake up an hour earlier for school than everyone else, and take seminary. It was through seminary that I actually started paying attention to what I was learning and that I was able to apply it to my own life. I am now almost graduated from high school, and as I look back on the past four years I can name numerous times when my faith and obedience has been tested and when I would have surely failed and fallen off the right path had I not remembered the lessons I learned in seminary, Sunday school, and even primary. I used to sometimes ask myself "Why do bad things happen to good people? I have done nothing wrong." but I have learned to be grateful for the different trials and temptations that have come and gone throughout my life because they have only been for my own improvement and self-interest, and without them I know that I would not have the faith that I have today. I have a testimony of this gospel and I know that in the preexistence I made the decision to follow Heavenly Father's plan so that I could get a body and become perfect, like him. I know that Jesus Christ sacrificed himself so that every time I messed up I could always return back to him. And I know that I am a child of God and that He loves me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending seminary (a class during my day at school for the Mormon youth) every day that I have school. Once a week the youth from my ward meets and we have an activity that promotes living in faith in various ways. I go to church with my family every Sunday and attend all of my meetings there. I keep the Sabbath day holy by not doing my homework on Sundays, spending time with my family, going to church meetings, not spending money or hanging out with friends on Sundays, and writing in my journal every Sunday. Every night I make sure to read my Book of Mormon and write down different thoughts and impressions that I have received from that reading so that I can remember them in the future. During the week I surround myself with friends at school that have the same standards as I do and I am just constantly trying to improve myself, keep the commandments, and always have a prayer in my heart.