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Hi I'm Whitney

I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I have lived in Idaho all my life and am the oldest of three children. My twin sister and little brother are the best! I am attending a wonderful college with plans to major in Child Development with a minor in Professional Preschool Education. I love spending time with family and friends. Other of my hobbies include sports, scrapbooking, reading and dancing. I danced competitively for fifteen years and learned, grew, and made lasting memories through those years! My family and I also go on vacations every few years so I love to travel! Best of all, I am a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I grew up not knowing much about religion until my amazing friends introduced me to the Church and invited me to activities and services with them. The Gospel and Church sparked a great interest in me and I took Seminary all 4 year of high school. I also had the privilege of attending Especially For Youth my junior year and came to realize the truthfulness of this Church and Gospel! I knew I wanted to be baptized but did not receive permission from my parents until one Christmas when they had placed a hand-written letter in my stocking stating that they could see how much I wanted to join the church and gave me their support. That Christmas was when I received the BEST gift. A few months later I was baptized and made one of them most important decisions of my life. Being LDS has changed my life and I feel so blessed! :)

Why I am a Mormon

Before I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, my life was not bad, but I had always felt that something was missing. As I came to learn about the Gospel and Church, I gained a better understanding of who I am and why I'm here. he Lord has a greater plan of us than we have for ourselves. By keeping Him in mind and striving to live our lives after Christ's perfect example, I've found so much peace, comfort, and hope in my life! Every time I was given a lesson or took a class that taught me about the Savior, I gained a greater knowledge and realized who I am. I am a child of a loving Heavenly Father. I came to better understand Christ's atoning sacrfice He made for ME. By living the standard of the Gospel, I could see my life changing. No longer did I wonder if I mattered, because I knew I mattered to Him. No longer did I make decisions based on what I wanted, but rather made decisions based on an eternal perspective. Was what I was doing in line with the Gospel and would it make the Lord proud of me? As I accepted the Gospel, I realized the importance of serving others around me. This service brought me great joy to know I was making a difference in other's lives. Looking back five plus years ago before I joined the church, and comparing it to how my life is now, I know this Church is true!! It has changed my life for the better and I have been blessed immeasurably. I know Jesus is the Christ and He atoned for our sins. The prophets speak the words of God and guide us in our every day lives. I know the truthfulness of the scriptures and have witnessed the comfort they bring in times of trial. I know they importance of prayer. We cannot do anything with our relationship with our Father in heaven. Love the quote, "It is better to walk with God in the dark, than to walk alone in the light." We are never alone! This is His church and the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. It emphasizes and completes doctrines taught in the Bible.

How I live my faith

Because I have only been a memeber less than a year, I have not received any callings to officially teach or instruct yet in the church. However, I live my faith by trying to be the best example I can to those around me and by sharing my testimony and beliefs with others. It is by the example and testimony of my peers that first introduced me to the Church and eventually led me to know of the truth and decided to be baptized. What better way to live my faith than to give others what has been given to me. I strive every day to do the things the Lord would have me to and to treat others as He would. When I am given an opportunity to do service, I find great joy! When we serve others, we serve the Lord. The most essential place I wish to be an example of a Latter Day Saint is in my home. Since my sister and I are the only members in our family, I see it as my responsibility to serve the rest of my family and show them the blessings of the Gospel. I want my family to be together forever, and know this can happen if they follow God's plan. Living the LDS faith means believing and acting upon the wonderful priciples taught. We must shape our lives in a way that others will see us as followers of Christ and be able to recognize the light in our lives. If I can bring the joy to others by introducing and inviting them into this true faith, I will feel successful in knowing they have been given the opportunity that I have had to be converted. Like mentioned earlier, my life before being converted cannot be compared to my life now. The Gospel has blessed and will bless me in more ways than I can imagine. I strive to give others this joy because I know how life feels without it. It's something I will hold onto all the days of my life.