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Hi I'm Dannette

I am a Greek Life alumna. I am a college graduate from Northern Arizona University. I am a competitive athlete. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love life and definitely live by the motto: do what scares you. I have played soccer all my life and have been a straight-A student almost my whole life. I just graduated from NAU with a degree in exercise science, in the hopes of one day becoming a physical therapist. The August before my freshman year of college I was baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and I have not looked back since. My college experience was been better than I could have ever imagined because God is and was the fore-front of my life. While some of my peers were bogged down with relationship drama, and finding ways to cope with stress/fit in, I was secure and happy in who I was and what I stood for. I loved going to Institute Classes while at NAU (classes held that teach non-members/members about the Book of Mormon, the Gospel, etc) because I liked how I felt after class: totally at peace with my life and indescribably happy. Now that I have graduated from NAU, I have started focusing on my next big adventure: serving the Lord for 18 months in Indianapolis, Indiana!

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because when faced with the choice of being eternally happy while following God's plan for me or struggling through life on my own, I chose to be happy. I can not describe to you how much happier I am now as a member of this church. Now I have the confidence to be myself because I am a daughter of God and I was made in God's perfect image. Now I have the hope that I will be granted access to the gates of Heaven if I continue to follow the commandments and endure to the end. I have a huge testimony of the Gospel and this church, that even when there are hard times, I can overcome my tribulations with a smile because I know that Jesus Christ died for me and my Heavenly Father is always with me. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and has helped me through some tough times because the book was made with our day in mind. I know that families can be together forever. I know that Temples are Heaven on Earth and it is a place where people can truly interact with God. I know that now that I have been made a member of this church (through the ordinance of baptism), I am a happier and better person.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by constantly praying to my Father in Heaven and knowing that He will answer my prayers in His own time and His own way. I know that prayer is a great way to further strengthen my relationship with my Heavenly Father. I also read my Scriptures (the Book of Mormon) everyday hoping to find stories that will pertain to my life, in a way that makes me a better and happier person. I know that through Scriptures, Heavenly Father is able to help us make decisions that can only help to bless our lives further. Over the past four years I have held many leadership positions (or what church members refer to as callings). I have been able to live my faith by taking these opportunities that the Lord has granted me and running with them. Did I always feel great about them? No! Did I always understand why He put me in a certain position? No! Did I learn about myself and the power I have to influence lives when I sought His help? Yes! In the end, living by faith means acting on the opportunities that we are given, and allowing God to show us the way!

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Yes, we love the Bible because it is the Word of God and because it comes from prophets (people who God moved to write/preach through the spirit of the Holy Ghost). The Bible gives such a strong testimony of Jesus Christ and because we are Christians, we believe that though reading the Bible we can only become better people. But alongside the Bible, we believe that the Book of Mormon is an important book that is another testimony that Jesus is the Christ (the Savior of the World). We revere the Book of Mormon because it was brought about through the works of our Heavenly Father, in order to help us become better children of God and ready ourselves for the Second Coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Show more Show less