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Hi I'm Adrienne

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love decorating, photography, playing the guitar, traveling, serving, and all things social. I was raised by a Mormon mother and a Catholic father. I love my family and the things that I am constantly learning from them. Making people laugh, and feel better about themselves is what drives me and makes me happy!

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I honestly cannot imagine living any differently. There is so much safety in what this church teaches; from the Word of Wisdom, to baptism, to being married in the temple it all just fits and makes so much sense. Some may say this church is restrictive, but it is through God's commandments that we have the most freedom to lead happy, peaceful and fulfilling lives. What I gain the most peace from by being a Mormon is that I know that this time on earth is a testing period, that there is a great purpose to what I do every day, that Heavenly Father is watching and he is mindful of me. He knows what I am capable and places trials in my life for my personal growth and for my good. I can't imagine how empty I would feel if I thought I was down here doing all of this alone, or that trials just randomly occurred and they didn't serve a greater purpose. This life means something and I need to make every day count. I love that Heavenly Father has put us down here with parents and siblings that love, teach and care for us. I know that these relationships are extremely important to Heavenly Father and that is why he has blessed us with temples all over the world. It is in these temples that we can be married to our husband or wife so that we can be together forever, even after death. I think that temples are such a manifestation of Heavenly Father's perfect love that he has for us. It wouldn't make sense to build these great relationships with people that we love just to have them end with death. I know that one day I can have the opportunity to return to live with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ as I make good choices each day. The world teaches us to live for ourselves, and that happiness is fleeting, but in church we learn that we are all down here to help one another return to live with our Heavenly Father, and I love that.

How I live my faith

This is a service oriented church. From a young age we are asked to give talks in church, to provide acts of service or hold callings in wards or stakes. I have served in various organizations in my ward. I have served with the younger kids in primary, served a leader over the Young Women(ages 12-18), and currently I am the Relief Society President of young single adult ward. I am responsible for over 130 women ages 18-30. We are asked to serve in the church even when life is busy. Whether we are in school or working or have busy family lives, we are still asked to serve. I have seen time and time again how people's lives are turned around through service. Service teaches us to not be so selfish, especially with our time, and how to love those that are not easy to love. There is a great feeling of happiness and peace that comes from service. I have seen how Heavenly Father has blessed my life as I serve, whether it be with extra time to get other things done or he has blessed me with perspective so that my life or my trials don't look so hard anymore. My favorite service opportunity I had was to serve as a full-time missionary(18 months) in Brazil. This is not a requirement for women in the church but I feel so blessed it was something that I felt like I needed to do and knew it was something Heavenly Father wanted me to do too. I was able to learn a new language and experience so many new things in Brazil. Nothing can replace the happiness I felt seeing the lights turn on in people's eyes as they learned about the Atonement of the Savior. To be able to tell these sad and discouraged people that their sins up until that point could be wiped away through baptism and that they could have a fresh start. To see how bright and happy they looked after their baptisms and to be able to see them turn their lives around. I will be forever grateful to Heavenly Father for giving me the chance to be part of that.