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Hi I'm Aubree

I'm a wife, a mother, and a runner. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in California, grew up in Texas, and now reside in the beautiful northwest. I've been happily married four years and have a funny and energetic toddler. I graduated with a bachelor's degree this year but am currently enjoying my full time (and then some) job as a mother. I love playing the piano, watching movies, and crafting, but nothing is more relaxing and invigorating than an early morning run.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a member of the church and therefore shared my parents' testimonies for many years. As a teenager I started to question my own beliefs and tried to figure things out for myself. As I pondered, I realized the Gospel of Jesus Christ made sense to me. I believe in latter-day apostles and prophets and in modern-day revelation. I believe in the Atonement of Jesus Christ, and I believe that the Book of Mormon is a wonderful and essential compliment to the Holy Bible - both testaments of Christ. Now that I have my own family, whom I love with all of my heart, I can't imagine being without them for a minute. The words "Until death do you part" are so sad to me. I find great joy in knowing that I can be with my entire family forever and ever. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I have the privilege of teaching a Sunday School class to the young women of our congregation, ages 16-18. Those girls are amazing! Every Sunday I look forward to talking about the principles of the Gospel in relation to those girls' every day lives. I learn so much from them. I also get to accompany our choir as the pianist. It's definitely a bit of work, but so rewarding. The choir really brings the Spirit of Christ into each practice and performance. The best calling I'll ever have as a member of the church is that of a visiting teacher. Our leaders assign each of the sisters a short list of other women in our congregation. We keep in close touch and try to visit these women at least on a monthly basis to befriend, teach, and watch over them. I get to visit others, and other sisters visit me. With visiting teaching, the sisters in our congregation are all connected. We are continuously serving and receiving the service of others.

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Aubree
We believe the Holy Bible to be the word of God. We also believe that the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price are the word of God, and that these books, together with the Bible, are sacred scriptures that as a group contain the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They show us how to live happily in families and the way to return to our Heavenly Father after this life. All of the above books testify of Christ. We are taught that the Old Testament set the stage for our Lord Jesus Christ's mortal ministry here on earth. The New Testament is an account of that ministry. The Book of Mormon testifies of Christ's visit to the ancient Americas (2000BC to 400 AD). The Doctrine and Covenants is a collection of revelations and declarations to help regulate Christ's church in the latter days (1830-1978 AD). The Pearl of Great Price contains revelations, translations and writings of the prophet Joseph Smith. We are encouraged to study all of these books to better learn the Gospel of Jesus Christ - to learn from the example of the Savior and to see Heavenly Father's hand in all things through the lives of ancient and modern-day saints. Show more Show less