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Hi I'm Arianne

I grew up in central PA. I am tall. I've traveled to 20+ countries. I love to dance. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My faith isn't just a Sunday activity or a place I visit on certain holidays. It is an integral part of my identity. A driving force that helps guide me in the decisions I make each day. Just as I am a woman, a dancer, a lifelong student, a photographer, a daughter, sister, wife, a traveler, I am a Mormon. They all are part of who I am. I feel honored to be a woman in God's church because of the opportunities he has given to me. I have been able to help lead our local women's organization and plan activities to get to know one another and serve others. Someday I will be a mother and will be able to nurture and love the children that Heavenly Father has blessed my husband and I with. I love to dance and was fortunate enough to travel to India for a friend's wedding and participate in the wedding festivities with some friends from church. We had the time of our lives and while there I learned about a new culture and the wonderful people of India. I look for opportunities to share with others who I am and why I believe in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it makes sense to me and there is no other thing in my life that gives me such purpose. Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ's love for me as an individual is truly incredible. There have been circumstances in my life that have occurred that only ended in a positive manner because of divine intervention. Those experiences have taught me that I am on the right path and that by keeping the commandments and living in a way that pleases them I will be blessed. Granted there have been times where I have struggled with different things and had questions. I got through those moments by relying on what I know to be true, that I am a daughter of God and that He loves me. Within the church there is an incredible sense of community. When I have moved to new places I haven't been worried because I know I have a "family" that will be there to support and love me. There is just this sense of knowing what a person is about when I meet them and they say they are a Mormon. Some might say that being a Mormon requires too much work or that we have a lot of restrictions. Christ's mortal ministry was filled with situations that required work (especially His time in Gethsemane). When I think that things are too hard I remember my Savior's example and have found the things I have worked for the most are the things I value the most. I know who I am, why I'm here, what I'm doing and why I'm doing it. It's because of the restored Gospel. I am a Mormon because I love my Heavenly Father, His son Jesus Christ, and I want them to be proud of me.

How I live my faith

The greatest example I have and try to emulate is my elder brother and Savior, Jesus Christ. Like him, I am a teacher (of sorts). In church I have been assigned to teach the 3 & 4 year old children in Sunday School with my husband. Each week I am so impressed with their desire to learn and their innocence. I hope that the things we teach them about; loving others, being kind, being reverent, apologizing, and being thankful to name a few will stick in their minds as they mature. Another way I live the Gospel is by being aware of others and doing what I can to help. I volunteer at a local soup kitchen and shelter preparing food or answering phones at the front desk. This might sound silly, but when I am in a parking lot and I see a random shopping cart that hasn't been returned to the store, I will roll it in so that it's one less cart the worker has to go out of their way to collect. These items aren't huge things but I do know God loves all of his children and if I can do something to ease another person's burden I will do so.