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Hi I'm Eleanor.

I'm a college student. I love camping and being outside. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up in the Pacific Northwest I fell in love with nature. I go camping and participated in other outdoor activities on a regular basis as well as spend as much time outside as I can. Being outside around God's creations helps me find peace. My other hobbies include drawing and art in general, finding new music to listen to, reading, blogging, and meeting new people/making friends. I love meeting people and learning new things from them; I also love that making friends provides an opportunity to hang out and do service together or for each other. I am currently going to college in Utah and I love it. I am studying Recreational Management because there is nothing I want to do more than provide opportunities for individuals and families to spend time in wholesome recreational activities together.

Why I am a Mormon

The church has aways been a part of my life. Both of my parents grew up in the church. As I've gotten older going to church has become a different experience for me. Through the promptings of the Holy Ghost I have gained a testimony of the truthfulness of the church and the gospel. I know it is true. The first time I really diligently read the Book of Mormon was in high school. It was a powerful experience. I love that it is another testament of Jesus Christ. Since I've been in college I have found the church to be a great comfort to me. I have support and friends here because of church. I have also learned to pray more earnestly to my Heavenly Father. I know that He listens to our prayers and loves us all. Every time I pray I know that my Heavenly Father hears me and I am that much more thankful that I have the church in my life and have that knowledge that I can pray to Him and He will always be there for me. I have always found prayer to be powerful when I need help and comfort. When my parents got divorced I struggled because family was so important to me and I didn't really understand why we weren't all going to be together anymore. Through prayer I was comforted by the Holy Ghost and was able to overcome this challenge and love and appreciate my family for what it is now. The church keeps me grounded. I know that with the gospel in my life I am able to feel at peace more and enjoy the things I experience more fully. I love being outside and am so thankful that God created this beautiful earth for us to live on. I know that with God's help I can do all things and I am happy because of this knowledge.

How I live my faith

I love service. Jesus Christ was the ultimate example of service. When I serve I am striving to do as He has asked us and this is how I live my faith. To me service can be as complex as a huge project or as simple as leaving someone a note telling them that you care. At least once a year I love to volunteer to be a counselor at outdoor science school. Being outside and teaching sixth graders about the earth is always a great experience. Through service I have found that I often learn new skills, make new friends, and hopefully make a difference in the live of who I'm serving; those I serve seem to always make a difference in my life. I know that as I serve my testimony of the Savior and His service increases and I am that much more thankful for Him and the opportunity I have to learn and grow. I also serve at church. I am part of the leadership for the women in my ward. I am in charge of activities and visiting teaching. The women in the ward regularly have activities that are available for the ladies to attend. These activities are fun to plan; I get to work with a group of ladies and it is always fun to see what people come up with. I love these activities so much because it provides an opportunity for people to get to know each other and learn new skills. I am also in charge of visiting teaching. With visiting teaching two women in our group get together and visit with a couple of other women in the group usually every month. This program is designed so that we can build unity within our group of women and provides the opportunity for sisters to serve one another. Visiting teaching and these additional activities also provide the opportunity for the women at church to share their faith with each other and stranghten their testimonies of Jesus Christ.