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Hi I'm Deanna.

I'm a native Arizonan and a young musician, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a recent high school graduate, currently navigating that weird life of being a young single adult. In high school, I spent most of my time in the choir room, becoming my director's right hand man, so to speak, and learning all I could to follow in his footsteps and eventually pursue a career in music education. I'm currently in a few community choirs, learning all I can from other directors. When I'm not at work or making music someplace, you can usually find me with my nose in a book, or reading up on the latest advances in science like the nerd that I am.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the peace I feel being a member of this church. The world is quite frankly terrifying, and without any sense of purpose or direction I know I'd be lost. But because of this church, I have come to know for myself who I am. I know I am the daughter of the Creator of the universe, and that He knows me and loves me and answers me when I pray. I know that He sent me here to learn how to be good, how to make good choices and endure hard things. I know that He knew how hard this life was going to be, and sent Jesus Christ to suffer everything I will suffer just so He could help me through those hard times, give me comfort and hope. And I know that in the end, I will live with my Father in Heaven and my family again in heaven, in eternal peace and happiness. Without these very simple truths I've learned from this church, I would feel so lost. But because I know these things, I can wake up every morning with a sense of purpose, a reason to get out of bed and try my hardest to be the best me I can be. I am a Mormon because I don't know of a better way to be happy.

How I live my faith

I have decided to live my faith by serving a full time mission for the Lord. It was a hard decision, especially when I told my friends and teachers that I would not, in fact, be heading off to college as they all hoped I would, but rather devote the next year and a half of my life to teaching others about the Gospel. But now I will be heading of to Milan, Italy to teach the people there about this Gospel that has changed my life in a language I don't really know. It's exciting and a bit terrifying, but I know that the Lord wouldn't call me to do something I was not ready to do. So now I am preparing to live my faith for the next 18 months, and hopefully help someone in Italy come to feel the joy I feel as a member of this church.